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"Magento PHP Developer's Guide" is a complete reference to Magento, allowing developers to understand its fundamental concepts, and get them developing and testing Magento code.
The book starts by building the reader's knowledge of Magento, providing them with the information, techniques, and tools that they require to start their first Magento development.
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Writer, Developer , PHP, Magento, Magento Extension Development · Testing is not a topic often discussed in the Magento community; and honestly, it is… · More not surprising. Building proper tests for a Magento extension can be difficult for seasoned veterans let's not say the junior developer just getting started with Magento.
If you are anything like me, you probably started thinking or still think that testing code is annoying and a waste of time. After all, you have written code like this a thousand times before; You know what you are doing right?
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I was part of the core team that helped Demac Media grow and evolve for a small startup agency to one of Canada's top 500 Fastest Growing companies.
I'm looking for a new challenge to sink my teeth into. I want to work with a startup that will allow me to aid their technical growth, as well try new technologies and challenge me to continue learning and growing.
Allan MacGregor is one of the most well rounded, passionate and resourceful people I have encountered in my career. I have had the pleasure of working closely with Allan for many years, and have come to know how truly valuable an asset he is to any team. He constantly demonstrates strong leadership and encouragement while being devoted to helping and improving the lives and skills of those around him. His ability accept any challenge, and dedicate himself to discerning the right solution has proven him to be an invaluable resource. Without a doubt, I can confidently recommend Allan as a beneficial addition to any organization.
I have had the pleasure to work with Allan on several occasions not only is he technically brilliant he also has an amazing gift for mentoring and teaching. During our working sessions, I have constantly learned new concepts based on the direction Allan guides the development. When it comes to how he problem solves and delivers software to solve these problems he is one of the best. Taking the best of different software best practices and ensuring business value is always delivered.
Founder @browze, a DTC marketplace. 1k+ sellers, millions of shoppers and over 120k+ skus and growing.
As Director of Engineering at Demac, Allan truly crafted the engineering and development practice with a focus on quality, repeatability and growth.
Hi commitment to both his team and our clients was demonstrated daily (and nightly) by going above and beyond to resolve any issues that may have arisen as well as jumping on critical opportunities to allow merchants to be first to market with new offerings.
Allan is truly an amazing asset to any team from both a technical and leadership perspective and would love the opportunity to work with him again in the future!
Working with Allan for almost 4 years, I repeatedly saw his dedication to his craft and a never ending thirst to just know more. More importantly, his loyalty to his employers, his employees, and his peers never wavered.
Allan and I worked together on numerous Magento and Magento 2 based e-commerce web projects while also collaborating often on ways in which to improve our working environment and processes, helping me to bring more efficient workflows to my team of front end developers.
All this and to top it off, he's great to have along at conferences.
What's the most useful business-related book you've ever read?
Deep Work by Cal Newport, that book is easily one of my top five so far. Deep Work changed the way I approach work and communication and is one of the books that I keep going back to re-read every now and then.
What's your favorite non-business book?
Accelerando by Charles Stross, bring on the Singularity! Closely followed by the Rapture of the Nerds by Charles Stross and Corey Doctorow
If money were not an issue, what would you be doing right now?
Investing heavily both time and money on artificial intelligence research.
What words of advice would you give your younger self?