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Introducing Our Brand New Facility In Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 5, 2015 0 Comments RSS Feed

Amsterdam, NetherlandsAmsterdam is known for many things: clogs, windmills, and dams among them, but not many know that the capital city of the Netherlands is also one of the best-connected cities in the world. Amsterdam is home to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange, the world’s second largest peering point. As you might imagine, that makes Amsterdam a great place to build a data center, and, in fact, around a third of Europe’s data centers are based in Amsterdam.

We’re happy to announce that Nexcess now has a presence in Amsterdam. Our new facility, which expands on our existing European presence in the UK, will allow us to offer clients very low latency connections throughout the EU, the biggest economy in the world.

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Magento DIY book review

November 3, 2015 0 Comments RSS Feed

SitemapEarlier this month, Viktor and our colleagues from Firebear studio published Magento DIY. The book uses easily understood language to illustrate how to build a Magento store from scratch.

The short version: we love this book so much that we’re giving away ten free digital copies. To register, share this blog post with the hashtag #magentodiy and follow @Nexcess on Twitter.

The 280-page book presents five chapters, and each gives a variety of critical resources for both merchants and developers. Using Magento CE as his base, Viktor’s tips and tools for startups are invaluable for beginners. More experienced readers will benefit from having a massive set of front-end and back-end resources in one easy-to-read text.

Let’s review Viktor’s work chapter by chapter.

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Magento Security Advisory: Patch Bundle SUPEE-6788 Includes Fixes For Multiple Vulnerabilities

October 29, 2015 0 Comments RSS Feed

The SUPEE-6788 patch for Magento Community Edition and Magento Enterprise Edition includes fixes for potential SQL injection, remote code execution, and cross site scripting vulnerabilities.

On 27th October, Magento released the SUPEE-6788 bundle of patches, which can be downloaded here. The bundle includes patches for a number of critical vulnerabilities. Magento users running versions of Magento Community Edition older than 1.9.2.2, and versions of Magento Enterprise Edition older than 1.14.2.2 should apply the patches immediately.

It should be noted that one or more of the patches in the bundle may break compatibility with some Magento plugins. Some security features added by this patch are disabled by default and must be manually enabled. To enable these security features, Magento users must disable the Admin Routing Compatibility Mode For Extensions option, which is enabled by default, and which can be found in a new setting in the Magento Admin interface under “Admin > Security”.

Failure to disable this setting may leave your Magento store vulnerable to an Admin Disclosure Vulnerability, in which an attacker can force the showing of the admin panel login page by calling the module directly.

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Meet Magento Brazil 2015 Recap

October 9, 2015 3 Comments RSS Feed

StoryformOn October 5, Nexcess assisted and sponsored Meet Magento Brazil, one of the largest Magento events in South America. Our Sales and Community Development Teams connected with local merchants and developers eager to learn about our trajectory into the Brazilian market.

Carlos Hix, Director of GHX Consulting, opened the day by speaking on the current state of Brazilian eCommerce and highlighted how the community could contribute to its continuing expansion and success.

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Meet Magento New York 2015 Recap

October 6, 2015 0 Comments RSS Feed

Meet Magento New YorkWe were delighted to attend the 2nd annual Meet Magento New York, produced by our good friends (and partners) Interactiv4. This two day event is always a great place to meet partners, merchants and developers – so we’re always excited to sponsor and attend! I also greatly enjoyed working closely with our sales team and learning how they answer questions and concerns from current and prospective clients and partners. As always, we are grateful for their expertise. It’s always great for a developer to get out from behind the screen, actually interact with users, and get feedback!

It will surprise no one that Magento 2 was a huge focus at the conference, so we made sure we brought shirts to match (among other swag). Among the highlights for me was Joshua Warren’s Magento 2 Workshop, which was a great look at the design and architecture of Magento 2 – something we’re all going to become extremely familiar with in the coming months.

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Magento 2 is Available Right Now

September 10, 2015 1 Comment RSS Feed

Magento 2Magento 2 is Available Right Now!

Basically!

The Magento 2 Merchant Beta has been released and that means that it’s testing time!

In spirit of the next generation of Magento being upon us, Nexcess has launched a public demo of the new Magento 2 Merchant Beta, which you can now play with online right here. Keep in mind that this is a beta release, meaning that they haven’t necessarily worked out all the kinks.

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What Should You Do If You Get A DMCA Takedown Notice?

September 1, 2015 0 Comments RSS Feed

DMCA TakedownDetermining copyright on the Internet can be complex. The basic rule is that if you didn’t create a piece of content, then you need to make sure that it was published with a license that grants permission for you to use it. There are several exceptions to that rule: most notably fair use, but in general, publishers, including bloggers, should avoid using works with uncertain copyright status.

Of course, that’s easier said than done. Just because you find a photograph that appears to have a permissive license, it doesn’t follow that you’re safe. It’s entirely possible that a third party has taken someone else’s work and released it as their own.
For site owners who allow others to publish on their sites, the problem is compounded. It can be time consuming to ensure that every piece of content on a large site has the correct license.

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Meet Magento Vietnam 2015 recap

August 28, 2015 0 Comments RSS Feed

Meet Magento 2016 - Hanoi Vietnam
Photo: Meet Magento 2016 – Hanoi Vietnam

On August 22, 2015, Nexcess participated and sponsored Meet Magento Vietnam in Hanoi. We were honored to participate in Asia’s first-ever Meet Magento event. Meet Magento Vietnam (MM15VN) played host to more than 500 community partners, local merchants, and solution partners from across the Asia-Pacific.

The day-long conference brought together expert Magento developers and entrepreneurs to discuss hot-button topics like security, community, and the challenges of open source development. This was the first visit to Vietnam for either of us, and we were ecstatic to see the tremendous growth and success enjoyed by Magento merchants and community partners. We also had the opportunity to meet dozens of local developers responsible for numerous contributions to the global Magento community. Read more

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How Will HTTP2 Change Front-End Performance Best Practices?

July 2, 2015 0 Comments RSS Feed

HTTP2In an ideal world, front-end designers shouldn’t have to waste much time on the details of performance optimization. Sure, they have to make sure their web pages aren’t excessively large, but the bulk of performance optimization should take place at a lower level: the server and its software, the network, and the technology and protocols that let servers talk to each other and to browsers. In reality, designers spend a considerable amount of time optimizing how their assets will be served to reduce load times: concatenating files, inlining CSS, creating CSS sprites, even sharding assets across several domains.

Much of this extra work is done simply to get around the limitations of HTTP/1.1, which was first released nearly 20 years ago and has been out-of-date ever since. Created for a web that bears little resemblance to today’s complex ecosystem of applications and media rich sites, HTTP/1.1 has major limitations, the most relevant of which is the way it makes requests expensive.

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Book review: Magento Best Practices

June 25, 2015 2 Comments RSS Feed

Magento Best Practices HandbookFrom time to time, someone publishes a book about Magento that provides worthwhile advice for both for expert and inexperienced developers. Alessandro Ronchi recently published Magento Best Practices Handbook, an eBook providing tips and strategies understandable to anyone that already understands the fundamentals of Magento development.

At 115 pages, the handbook is not long, but it covers essential subjects such as autoload, logging, runtime, Magento MVC, and a simple, powerful strategies for deployment. With short, accessible chapters, the work advises readers to already have a running Magento installation so they can explore its code while studying the handbook’s contents.

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