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April 29, 2015

Adding an attribute programmatically in Magento 2

Upon creating an extension for Magento, quite often you face with a necessity to create a custom attribute for product, category, customer etc. Of course, you can add a description somewhere in the extension’s documentation how to do it and do not bother you head. However, all Magento versions allow you to create an attribute on the fly during an extension’s installation. There were many topics how to do that in Magento 1.x, and let’s check what is the difference in the next major version of Magento.
April 27, 2015

How to create a simple Hello World module with the custom route for Magento 2

To begin with, we should create a folder with an extension for making a simple Hello World module with the custom route for Magento 2. As you may also know, in Magento 2 – there are no code pools like in Magento 1.x.

April 23, 2015

How to add a button in OroCRM

If you have ever developed the bundles for OroCRM, you should know that there is a need to add a button to different places. OroCRM developers can find many ways of adding different types of buttons on the pages. And our article will describe the general button’s types.
March 30, 2015

OroCRM: adding a new CRON job

As you know, the possibility to schedule and execute some operations automatically in the background – it is a very important feature almost for all web applications. It allows to configure the system to check for the new updates, to make some maintenance operations, like logs cleaning, to run the synchronization processes between different systems etc. OroCRM has a built-in CRON daemon that gathers all CRON jobs from all the installed extensions and runs them in a scheduled time. The process of adding a new CRON job is quite easy.

March 18, 2015

Ajax validation in Magento

I am a beginner Magento developer and recently I have received an interesting task where I had to create a custom address attribute for the customers and add a field with this to the customer’s edit address page and checkout. Moreover, the information inserted in that field should be automatically compared with the existing values to avoid the repeating, without page reloading.

February 26, 2015

How to change or remove ownership scope in OroCRM entity configuration

Every OroCRM developer can face with a situation when there is a necessity to change a configuration for the entity config in the bundle. And it is no problem if we have an ability to remove a full bundle with the database tables. Recently, we’ve tried to change the ownership scope for the existing entity, but we could not delete the tables because there were a lot of data.

February 18, 2015

How to add a button to Magento admin containers

From time to time the developers face with the necessity of adding buttons to Magento admin forms or grids. It is not a problem if a button is added to your custom container. So, our article is aimed to show the ways of adding the buttons to already existing third party or core containers, like an order view page or a product grid.

January 13, 2015

Adding WYSIWYG editor to Magento admin form

If you have ever created CMS pages and blocks in Magento, you should know that there is a useful editor that makes entering the formatted text much easier. In this article, we will attach this WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor to our Magento admin form.
January 8, 2015

How is it to be non-technical project manager among the technical developers?

When you are applying for the position of a project manager, you at least need to know the difference between PHP and JavaScript. However, in my case, I was unaware of it, so I had to learn a lot, day after day.

I must say that it is a quite common practice in the IT industry that PM is from the “outside world”. So, I am not the first and, of course, not the last one, and if you ask me how actually it is working, the answer will be “differently”.

December 26, 2014

Magento extension to avoid browser JavaScript/CSS caching

Do you know how to avoid browser styles and JavaScripts caching during the development process? Especially it will be useful to apply to the mobile devices. Sometimes, we have to recache our website’s look when there was made a significant style change. Our brief article describes an extension that will make those things possible.