I only have one single Apple product, my 2015 Macbook Pro Retina, a beast of a machine, the best laptop I’ve ever had (also the most crazily expensive one!) and I truly love it, but this is not the point of this post. Continue reading
Some of you may know I recently switched to a Macbook Pro as my daily driver working computer. I never used an Apple compluter or an Apple operating system so I wasn’t really aware of how the experience would be.
Now I can say I had enough experience with Windows (some versions), Linux (lots of distro for about 10 years) and OSX so today I was going back to some good old Ubuntu… wait… good old? Continue reading
So, after the last couple of weeks I had to take a deep breath, a project I was really believing in was killed so… Continue reading
I’m working in the IT since 15 years, I’ve been entrepreneur and CTO and freelance, I’ve seen a lot of good and bad decisions in these years, this is probably the worst ever, take a seat and enjoy the ride. Continue reading
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
I know I’m not using this blog so much lately, I mostly write things on different social networks but… the week finishing now it’s been amazing and I want to write something down for my own future memories. Continue reading
I just finished reading the Instant Magento performance optimization howto ebook by Packt and I’m about to write a quick review.
First of all this book is short (50 pages), quick and easy to read. Don’t misunderstand me, for me this is a big plus: Magento is a big universe and for me it’s better to have more specialized books instead of one big book covering everything (which is actually impossible).
Performance are also a big trouble for everyone who works with Magento so anyway this book is a little investment for a nice and complete (also if not very deep) reading (but also a practical manual) on Magento performance overview.
I’d rate this book 7.5/10, as an advanced developer I would have liked more advanced details but probably this should have gone beyond the scope of the book itself so at the end… it’s totally worth its money and most of all it’s a good read for all the kind of Magento workers, from designers to coders to system managers.
I just received the Mastering Magento ebook from Packt a few hours ago, I’m really out of time in these weeks but I wanted to share a couple of thoughts from the first look at this book.
If you’re a Magento developer, than get it, from a really quick view (I’m gonna review it later) I think I’ll buy the printed copy to keep on my desk, as a senior Magento developer I already know most of the things writting in the book but it is really well written, full of useful information and it will become helpful when you’ve to do something quick but you don’t remenber exactly how to do it or a particular meaning of a Magento terminology.
It seems to cover all the main areas and it has a really lifesaver section which is the pre-launch checklist.
Also very useful if you’re teaching a junior developer/designer and you need a deeper introduction to Magento (this book is not for who didn’t see Magento before in his life).
Another thing I think, it could be easily split in 2 version cause the introduction says that the book is intended for developers and store owners but I think that store owners should not be bothered with all the dev stuff, anyway part of the book would be really perfect to be given to store owners saying “hey this is the Magento manual” :-)