The rise and fall on my newborn startup

As a freelance developer I use my résumé almost daily, it’s my main tool to get new jobs. I also have other websites, like:

  • a personal “commercial website”, which is more or less just my CV plus a few other things
  • a tech blog
  • some websites for some of my personal/open source/commercial projects

Obviously I have a LinkedIn profile, which is also a very important tool for my job. Continue reading

Recently viewed products with Magento, Turpentine, Varnish

So, we’ve a Magento EE 1.13 with multiple backend servers and Varnish cache server managed by Turpentine, pretty common setup in the Magento EE world.

Everybody knows that tracking what users does it’s really hard with this setup, cause we don’t want to have calls going to the backend servers (they’ll create a higher load) but Varnish is not going to tell Magento “hey this users just visited this product” thus a lot of features will not work anymore (at least recently viewed products and customer segmentation). Continue reading