Use BitTorrent Sync To Keep Your Life In Sync

Posted On: Feb 5, 2016 by Josh Pennington
I have three computers, an iPad and an iPhone. Each of these devices have a specific use, but each device needs to be able to do another task at any time. iCloud and other cloud...

Creating a Magento 2 Shipping Module

Posted On: Sep 10, 2015 by Josh Pennington
Note: This post goes over how to create a shipping module (and to a certain extent a generic module) in Magento 2. If we are being honest, there are a lot of things in here...

What YouTube Has To Do To Get Money From Me

Posted On: Aug 30, 2015 by Josh Pennington
YouTube is going to be making some pretty big changes this year. All signs are pointing to YouTube creating multiple paid tiers of service that would include paying for an ad free music experience as...

How I Handle Modules In Magento

Posted On: Aug 29, 2015 by Josh Pennington
When I was learning how to use Magento back in 2010, everything was taught to be placed in a separate module. This made sense. You want your code to be modular so that you can...

Cron in Magento 2

Posted On: Aug 23, 2015 by Josh Pennington
As of this writing, the Magento 2 admin panel refers to the cron.php file. This appears to be a reference to the file in Magento 1 that handled all it’s cron jobs. In Magento 2,...

Custom Magento 2 Module Does Not Show Categories

Posted On: Aug 23, 2015 by Josh Pennington
I ran into this problem when I successfully created my first Magento 2 module. The categories were just nowhere to be found. The problem turned out to be that my layout XML file did not...

Creating A Module in Magento 2

Posted On: Aug 23, 2015 by Josh Pennington
There are plenty of resources out there to explain how to make a module in Magento 2 so I will add to the noise. I will just leave you a the link that explained it...

A Whole New World

Posted On: Aug 22, 2015 by Josh Pennington
It’s been far too long since I’ve written anything. It’s time to get going again! However, this time, I am letting go of all my old content. I may hang on to it via some...

One Way To Fix Add to Cart Being Slow In Magento

Posted On: Sep 15, 2011 by Josh Pennington
Today I was finally able to fix a pretty significant issue we were seeing at work. Over the past few weeks (really probably the last 6-8 weeks but it really showed its ugly head in...

Have Your Magento Caches Update Themselves

Posted On: Mar 19, 2011 by Josh Pennington
Magento has a lot of caches. They are (in my opinion) the biggest reason Magento is usable as a platform (If you think Magento runs slowly now – turn them off for a little bit)....

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Web developer, tech junkie and Doctor Who aficionado. I've been professionally programming since 2007 but have been passionate about technology since childhood. Specialties include PHP and Magento, but am also experienced with Java, Ruby, Rails, C# and a many of other languages.

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