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  • How to add a tooltip in OroCRM

    March 2, 2017 // by Denis Saltanakhmedov

    Any application should be unambiguous. Every user should easily read and understand it. OroCRM applications contain many forms and fields. Developers can customize them and add even more, which can make the application difficult to use by other parties. The easiest way to avoid this is to add comments to the application elements: fields, forms etc. This can be done with tooltips in OroCRM. And we are going to show you how to do it.

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  • How to Add a Custom Admin System Message in Magento 2

    February 27, 2017 // by Dmytro Cheshun

    Magento uses notification messages to improve user experience. You can simply add any message using the Message Manager to notify users whether the result of an action is successful or not.

    In this blog post we will cover one type of the notifications – Admin System Messages. This type of notifications will be shown in a pop-up block and will be present in the admin panel as a reminder for an admin user until a special condition is met. These notifications can vary from messages about invalidated indexes to vulnerability issues. Adding custom system messages can be helpful and we are going to show you how to do it in few simple steps.

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  • Managing custom product options with a shell script

    February 14, 2017 // by Ablyakim Ablyalimov

    Today, I’ll tell you how to simplify management of your product custom options with a shell script. You just need to add a criteria for a product collection, and each option of every product from the collection will be updated automatically. Our script will fetch product collections by product SKU value.

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  • SUPEE-9652 security patch overview

    February 8, 2017 // by Igor Furseev

    This post is a short inside-out of the newly released Magento 1 SUPEE-9652 security patch. The patch prohibits an injection of executable code to the Magento email “Reply To” param, if the “Return Path” for emails is enabled. So let’s check what it does.

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  • Acceptance Tests and Codeception

    January 31, 2017 // by Kostyantyn Systalyuk

    Most of the testing tools are too complicated. For a long time we’ve been looking for an automatic testing framework to meet our needs. We tried a lot of frameworks like Selenide and CasperJS but they were not exactly what we’ve been looking for. Not so long ago, we’ve discovered a tool Codeception and I want to introduce you to it.

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  • How to import a product image from an URL in Magento 2?

    January 27, 2017 // by Igor Furseev

    Magento 2 is becoming more and more popular day after day. Many vendors decide to use this platform for their eCommerce business. Migrating data from other platforms and services has always been a popular task, but it is even more needed today. In this blog post I will show you how to easily import product images from an external URL.

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  • Does a distributed company need an office manager?

    January 24, 2017 // by Olena Sadoma & Ksenia Oliynyk

    An office manager is an obvious hire for any company. The very definition of an office manager implies that there needs to be an office. Thus if you have one, after reaching a certain size there is no question whether you need a person, who provides day-to-day comfort and maintenance of the working environment. But when it comes to remote or distributed companies, the question is not that easy to answer. And since Atwix is a distributed company with both remote-only and in-office employees, we decided to share our experience with having an office manager, who manages more than just a physical office. This is what we are going to learn from Ksenia, our office manager.

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  • Magento Sandboxes

    January 20, 2017 // by Roman Glushko

    It is always good when you can test your features fast. But sometimes it’s literally hard and takes a lot of time to test something in Magento. When you make one little change in code and want to test it, it can take much more time to test it rather than make the change itself. Nevertheless it’s a common situation taking into account the complexity of Magento.

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  • Three tips for productive remote work

    December 29, 2016 // by Mariana Lashch

    The first association with the term remote work is a dream-like work, while lying in a hammock at the sea side. We take it as a holiday, rather than usual daily responsibilities at an office. But when you start your remote job, you soon figure out that your table, a chair (or a hammock) and your laptop become your work place for a full busy day. The same as an office with a slight difference that it’s not necessary to wake up early and commute, or having a chance to escape to any warm place from a soul-crushing winter and work from anywhere you want. Because what matters in the long run is the result.

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  • Speculations on what 2017 has in store

    December 27, 2016 // by Alexander Galtsow

    Unsurprisingly, eCommerce growth shows no signs of slowing down: according to Forrester Research, eCommerce sales will reach $385 billions in 2017 (nearly +10% compared to 2016). Below are some wild predictions on what could become hot topics in 2017.

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