An Industry Partner’s Perspective on Magento Developer Certification: Sweet Tooth

10 Apr 2012, 23:27

We’re happy to report that Magento Industry Partners are jumping on the Developer Certification bandwagon. Today’s profile focuses on Sweet Tooth, a partner that is an “early adopter” when it comes to having their developers earn Magento Developer Certification. Bill Curtis, Sweet Tooth’s Director of Platform and Engineering, sat down with us to talk about Sweet Tooth, Magento, and the importance of certification. Magento: Let’s start with some history on Sweet Tooth. How did the [...]

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Developers Create 6 Magento Extensions in Two-Day Hackathon

10 Apr 2012, 00:29

30 Developers, 6 Extensions, 2 Days, 1 eCommerce Platform Last week 30 Magento employees, developers and partners gathered for a two-day hackathon in Munich, Germany. Like many of our community members, these attendees were eager further their Magento knowledge as well as show off their skills. This hackathon enabled them to do both, combing expert lectures with a team-based competition to create a Magento extension. Attendees were divided into 6 teams and given 2 days to build their extensions. [...]

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New Magento Site Gives Cookie Company Lots of Reasons to Smile

6 Apr 2012, 00:09

It’s often been said that the secret of success is knowing when to run with a good idea. The Eat’n Park Hospitality Group certainly feels this way. When the organization noticed how many of its restaurant customers were raving about the “smiley face” cookies served at the end of meals, they wasted no time in launching a brand new company to sell the treats nationwide. In fact, they moved so quickly that their online presence couldn’t quite keep up. At first, their site consisted of little [...]

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Solution Partner Inchoo Embraces Magento Developer Certification

4 Apr 2012, 01:22

Inchoo is a Silver-level Magento Solution Partner that already has 4 Magento Certified Developers on staff. In this post, Tomislav Bili?, Inchoo’s CEO, discusses Inchoo’s rapid growth, and shares his perspective on developer certification. Tell us a little about your business, including how and why you became involved with Magento. I had a passion for eCommerce solution development since 2003. When I first noticed Magento back in 2007, the platform was still in its early beta phase, I knew [...]

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New York Jeans Chain Gets a Leg Up With Magento

4 Apr 2012, 00:02

OMG, The Jeans Store was founded to spread the cool simplicity of New York street style through jeans and apparel. After establishing 10 brick-and-mortar locations in the Big Apple, OMG decided to enter the online space to bring their one-of-a-kind aesthetic to shoppers well beyond the borders of The City. It was essential to OMG that their new eCommerce store retain the look, feel, and sense of community found in their offline shops. To bring their vision to life, OMG chose web development firm [...]

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Thank You, Yoav

2 Apr 2012, 22:45

I’d like to take this opportunity to express my sincere, deepest gratitude and appreciation to my good friend and business partner, Yoav Kutner, who is leaving Magento. Yoav co-founded Magento, led the development of our platform, and served as our CTO for the past 8 years. I know that whatever Yoav does next, it will be worth watching closely. As our CTO, Yoav made countless innovations and decisions about the direction of our platform. Equally important has been his commitment and engagement [...]

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Achieving eCommerce Success - A Forum for Merchants

29 Mar 2012, 06:43

eCommerce Forums are coming to a city near you! eCommerce is no longer an alternate sales channel - it's a vital element in any retail sales strategy. We are holding forums in cities around the world to meet with merchants and discuss what is possible for their business on Magento. Each event is sponsored by a Magento Solution Partner with distinct Magento experience and expertise. During this event you will learn about Magento Enterprise and how to attract more customers, improve customer loyalty, [...]

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Magento Preview Version CE 1.7.0.0-RC1 - Now Available!

29 Mar 2012, 03:49

We are excited to announce the release of Magento Community Preview Version CE 1.7.0.0-RC1. Before you begin downloading this preview version of our latest Community software from our download page or via SVN, we need to stress that it’s likely unstable and that we DON’T recommend that you use it in any production environment just yet. (For more info about preview releases and the Community edition release process click here.) Highlights of improvements and new features include: Different [...]

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Shoffee Gets a Jolt from New Magento Website

27 Mar 2012, 22:52

Unless you’re one of those superhumans that starts the day with a tall glass of water, there’s a good bet you are aware of the single-serve coffee maker craze. The popularity of these one-cup-per-brew machines has exploded, and New Jersey-based retailer Shoffee is right at the forefront of the trend. While Shoffee’s business model of selling single-serve coffee makers and accessories online was strong from the outset, its original eCommerce store was not. A custom eCommerce site built in [...]

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