I've said it a few times but I really want to get to blogging on the reg. So, I've decided to launch a few new categories with weekly posts. Magento Mondays All things Magento, including developing, speed testing, CI/CD, Cloud tips, and maybe even some secrets about running Magento with millions of SKUs and Customers … Continue reading New Categories and new content coming!
80/20 Rule, Runbooks, and Procedures The 80/20 Rule boils down to 80% of your issues are caused by 20% of your clients. Or 80% of your work can be automated or at lest "script" out and somewhat automated. If your runbooks and/or procedures catch 80% of your work, aka low hanging fruit, then that leaves … Continue reading Slimming Down Your Workload
In recent years, I've felt trapped and like I just keep failing up. I think part of this feeling comes from my lack of formal education in my field and the importance of college our parents pressed upon us. Most of what I know I've learned by doing or was throw at me and needed … Continue reading Core Skills … do you have any?
I ended up taking two vacations these last two months. Just got back from NOLA and feel bright on life! Though I did crack my ol' Kindle. Bummer but I downloaded the Kindle app to my iPad and got going again. I hope to start making regular posts again.
I've reading about people running in to issues with their Magento Crons, which have always been a bit of a blackhole ... where application and system merge ... but here is two small queries to help find the longest running Crons in your cron_schedule table and those that were delayed. Show the top 10 longest … Continue reading Magento 2 Cron blues
It is unfortunate that most organizations see IT as a cost with very little benefit. Even though IT is the internal lubricant of business. This applies triple to Support teams. In my many decades in Support, most teams are under staffed, over worked, and suffering from deep deep deep knowledge debt. If your Support team … Continue reading Learn your tools
Demonstrate understanding of how to measure and analyze the user experience This is a deep deep subject for an exam not requiring short form essay answers. Luckily, they have narrowed the scope a bit. What are typical usability principles and issues? There is so much info on this ... from academic research to corp preferences … Continue reading eCommerce 1.3