Monthly Archives: February 2015

Improving Page Speed in Magento 2

Okay, I should probably wait until the code is released and official numbers are in, but I just got an exciting update on some work in progress relating to improving page speed in Magento 2. Disclaimer: The opinions in this post are mine and not necessarily those of my employer. The figures shown are also […]

What EAV alternative storage approaches have YOU tried? (Quick note)

EAV is one of those love/hate relationships in Magento. EAV provides great flexibility but with potentially large performance implications. Knowing this is a sensitive topic does not however diminish my curiosity. I know there will be some passionate opinions out there in the community. But I also know there is a lot of expertise in […]

How important is PHP Type Hinting to Magento? (Quick Note)

I did not have time for a real post this week on Magento 2, so I thought I would replace it with a community question. I am personally interested in Magento community opinions as a litmus test to work out trends of Magento versus more general PHP community. Reading http://www.matthias-zeis.com/archiv/magento-neuigkeiten-32 there was a comment that […]

Containerization is Reducing the Gap with SaaS

There is a lot of noise these days around containerization technologies like Docker. I this post I explore why I believe such technologies are reducing the gap with SaaS based solutions. I explore SaaS and Docker based solutions in particular, aware there are a myriad of options such as dedicated managed hosted solutions. My goal […]

Increasing Data Center Efficiency with Apache Mesos

Apache Mesos wants to make developing software for your data center as easy as for your laptop. I had put off reading up on Mesos for a while as it is more applicable to larger sites, but I had been hearing about it more frequently in the context of Docker so I finally did some […]