The Magento totals sort order hell

Yesterday I had an interesting problem in a Magento community installation of one of my clients: After the deinstallation of the Unirgy_GiftCert extension the total values subtotal, tax and grand_total were totally messed up. That means sums without tax were shown as grand_total and subtotal whereas it was configured totally different. After some debugging action […]

Customer feedback is priceless

Today I got a really nice present from one of my Magento Extension customers:Thanks very much for that – these little things remind me why I like being part of the Magento ecosystem and why you should improve caring about your customers every single day. Thanks again! Of course if you have any questions regarding […]

Overview of Zend Framework versions in Magento CE

(Updated for new Magento CE 1.9) Perhaps somebody might be interested in an overview of the different Zend Framework versions that are used in each Magento CE release, e.g. if you are developing Magento modules and want to use some kind of Zend Framework methods that are only available after a certain ZF version. The […]

Magento Mobile Theme Overview

It has been really quiet about the official Magento Mobile App so I have done a research for one of my customers that is in need of a solid, cost-efficient mobile solution that does not require building up a new site from ground (i.e. the mobile site should exist in addition to the current webpage – […]

The ultimate Magento local development environment

Which software pieces do you need for fast and qualitative development of Magento modules? PhpStorm: the state-of-the-art IDE for PHP Magicento: the plugin that makes PhpStorm incredible useful for Magento by providing auto-completion, automatically generating module structure and many more features. PhpCodesniffer in combination with Magento ECG Coding Standards Php Mess Detector: easily find duplicate code contents […]