We’re entering the quiet but busy part of a release, whittling down issues to bring you all of the new features you’re excited about with the stability you expect from WordPress. There are just a few days from the “code freeze” for our 3.8 release, which includes a number of exciting enhancements, so the focus […]
In eCommerce, customer satisfaction and conversion hinge on site performance. Yet how do you implement all the bells and whistles to attract today’s elusive consumer without impacting site speed? According to Radware’s Tammy Everts, the average web page has grown 151% over the past three years, with over half that bulk coming from images. No wonder retailers around the world find the industry’s 3-second page load benchmark so elusive! Studies find over 92% of retailers are failing to hit this mark and running as high as eight seconds or more.
Yet with pre-holiday shopping off to a fast start already, the 3-second bar takes on even greater importance, as shoppers just want to get their shopping done to spending time with friends and family.
While web performance best practices abound, Magento’s Expert Consulting Group (ECG) identified the top five Magento coding issues, which represent 84% of all performance issues, encountered in 96% of our client codebases. Most of these are related to inefficient operations, redundant or useless computations, and memory misuse:
To learn more about these five issues as well as how to fix them, see the full ECG report Conquer the 5 Most Common Magento Coding Issues to Optimize Your Site for Performance.
The Magento Expert Consulting Group (ECG) is a team of experts within Magento that provides expert insight, reviews, validation, and best-practice recommendations across the Magento project lifecycle to both merchants and partners alike. The group applies its deep domain expertise and experience across thousands of unique use cases and hundreds of implementations to be an impartial facilitator ensuring alignment between multiple entities within the Magento ecosystem.
At our recent Barcamp 7, we announced the release of the Alpha version of PrestaShop Version 1.6. Missed the event? Today we’ll take an in-depth look at the key enhancements of the v.1.6 Front Office and its refreshing new features! … Read more
Starting today, both Oracle Java 7 and Java 8 (JDK) installers available in the WebUpd8 Java PPA support ARM.Oracle Java 7 supports ARM v6/v7 Hard Float and Soft Float ABI while Oracle Java 8 only supports ARM v6/v7 Hard Float ABI (there’s no JDK 8 ARM Soft Float ABI archive available for download on Oracle’s […]
The Linux OS lacks an effective yet simple checking and banking tool. There are money-management tools for Linux users, of course, but most full-fledged offerings are overkill for monitoring spending patterns and balancing financial accounts. In general, Linux financial applications are either too complex to use without an accounting degree or too simple to be truly useful.
The December issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:
JWC13: Signed, Sealed and Delivered, by Dianne Henning
So a Joomla! Guy Walks in to a WordCamp…, by Jon Neubauer
Terrifying level 92 Slayer monsters to test your mettle!
Iconic armour re-imagined as cosmetic overrides!
Tor Browser Bundle is a web browser based on Firefox ESR (Firefox with extended support), configured to protect users’ privacy and anonymity by using Tor and Vidalia, tools that come bundled with it. The bundle also includes 3 Firefox extensions: Torbutton, NoScript and HTTPS-Everywhere.When launching TorBrowser, it automatically starts the bundled Tor and Vidalia tools, […]
Linux Mint 16 “Petra”, based on Ubuntu 13.10, was released recently and is available as usual in two editions: MATE and Cinnamon. Let’s take a look at what’s new.Linux Mint 16 “Petra”Changes shared between the two main Linux Mint editions: Cinnamon and MATE.MDM, the default Linux Mint display manager has received drastic speed improvements, NumLock […]
One of the newer engine/game projects I have been following closely is Octaforge. It is basically a fork of Tesseract, which in turn is an graphic improvement project by the makers of the well known Cube2 engine.The main difference with Octaforge is th…
KDE has made available the Release Candidate of the new versions of KDE Applications and Development Platform.
Your best chance of winning six skill outfits!
Mod Mark introduces the next skill: Invention!
Mod Mark on this year’s finest festive RuneScape fare.
Linux Deepin 2013 has been released with various improvements and enhancements as well as two new applications: Deepin Terminal and Deepin Game Center.For those not familiar with Linux Deepin, this is a chinese Linux distribution (English ISO files are available as well) based on Ubuntu that ships with its own desktop environment based on Compiz […]
Quick update for Steam users: Valve has launched the “Steam Autumn Sale” and many games available for Linux (not only, obviously) can be purchased with discounts of up to 80% or maybe even more, depending on the upcoming daily deals and flash sales.As an example, here’s the discount available today for some of the most […]
Flightgear is constantly under development and as the feature freeze for the next 3.0 release approaches, it is becoming increasingly clear what the next version will have to offer to users:
The next generation scenery has finally arrived!
After long years of waiting, a new version of the world-wide scenery shipped with Flightgear is now being rolled out. This scenery makes use of CORINE data in Europe, utilizes other custom enhancements elsewhere in the world, brings new and improved airport layouts and includes roads and other line data from the Open Street Map project. Especially in the CORINE …
Not only from the clutches of Ganondorf, but also from the dominion of proprietary software. All thanks to the magnificent Solarus Engine, a GPLed, SDL-based, 2D action RPG engine. This amazing project aims to provide a stable and easily customizable p…