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December 4, 2017

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Paul Mestereaga

Toptal – How I got to be part of the 3%

In February 2017 I got into Toptal. This blog post is a short review of my experience with them so far. What is Toptal? Toptal is the largest fully distributed workforce in the world. As they state on their website Toptal is an exclusive network of the top freelance software developers, designers, and finance experts…

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November 23, 2017

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Paul Mestereaga

Database Install Scripts in Magento 2

In this post we'll learn how to create database install scripts in Magento 2. These scripts are used to create our custom database and insert data into it.

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November 19, 2017

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Paul Mestereaga

Book Review: Expert Secrets

You might be wondering what’s this Expert Secrets book about? Should I read it? is this book only for leaders, experts or business owners? who is this book for? what’s all this buzz on the internet about it? Who actually is Russell Brunson? Don’t worry, those were my questions also. My curiosity pushed to read…

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November 6, 2017

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Paul Mestereaga

Create a new module in Magento 2

Now that we’ve seen in the previous post how to install Magento 2 on localhost I continue the series with a short tutorial about how to create a new module in Magento 2. Module Location The folder in which the modules are stored in Magento 2 is app/code. The full folder structure of a module…

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September 12, 2017

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Paul Mestereaga

Install Magento 2 locally on MAMP

This is a short step by step tutorial about how to install Magento 2 locally on MAMP. We will see how to install MAMP and how to configure the proper PHP and MySQL versions. We’ll then connect to Github and get Magento 2 sources and install it via Composer. You can see what’s new in…

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July 31, 2017

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Paul Mestereaga

Magento 1 vs Magento 2 – See what’s new

Magento 2 has many new and improved features, developer tools and its architecture is quite different from all the previous versions. Find out what's new!

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July 31, 2017

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Paul Mestereaga

CodeLobster PHP Edition + Magento

CodeLobster PHP Edition is a development environment, a lighter alternative to PHPStorm. This IDE has special plug-ins for working with Magento but also with other popular frameworks such as Drupal, Joomla, Twig, JQuery, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Laravel, Node.js, AngularJS, Symfonu, Yii and WordPress […]

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March 4, 2017

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Paul Mestereaga

Remote debugging Magento with Xdebug and PHPStorm

A while ago someone recommended me using Xdebug with my PHPStorm IDE to debug Magento applications. It's incredible how timesaving it is, that is why I decided to share with you how to install and configure Xdebug to remotely debug Magento installation with PHPStorm.

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January 18, 2017

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Paul Mestereaga

How to optimise Magento

The speed of your Magento shop is very important. A slow and bulky website always takes your customers away. Magento optimisation, here is a way to do it.

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December 11, 2016

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Paul Mestereaga

Book review: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

This book is a goldmine. It is a book that helped me measure my personal growth and gave practical advice. Actually what I love about this book is it's [...]

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