Ducks in a Row

Here is my latest editorial for the August 2013 issue of php[architect] magazine:


php[architect] - August 2013

Ducks in a Row

“Don’t reinvent the wheel.” “Don’t waste time; use existing libraries.” I can’t even count how many times I have heard this advice in various forms, but reusing code means relying on external resources, and external resources add their own brand of complexity. Continue reading “Ducks in a Row”

Categories in Magento Store Will Not Display

I installed Magento, and set up my categories through the admin panel. Then, I opened my browser to view my categories, but they were nowhere to be found. Through trial, error, and tips from from some very kind Magento experts, I was able to get them to display. Here is what I discovered. Continue reading “Categories in Magento Store Will Not Display”