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Blue Parabola Blog:
Magento Feature Analysis Series, Part 4 Catalog Management Offering
August 05, 2009 @ 10:30:46

Matthew Turland has posted the fourth part of his series looking at the Magento eCommerce application and some of its features.

This post is the fourth part of a series covering the feature set of the Magento PHP-based e-commerce package. In particular, it will review the catalog management features.

He covers:

  • Private sales
  • Inventory Management
  • Batch import/exports of the catalog
  • Batch product updates
  • Google Base integration
  • Bundled/Group/Virtual products
  • Downloadable/digital products

...and much more. Check out the full post for more information and a summary of each feature.

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Blue Parabola Blog:
Magento Feature Analysis Series, Part 3 Catalog Browsing Offering
July 17, 2009 @ 08:12:12

Matthew Turland has posted the third part of his series looking at the features Magento, a popular PHP-based e-commerce application, has to offer. This time the focus is on browsing the catalog of available items.

This post is the third part of a series covering the feature set of the Magento PHP-based e-commerce package. In particular, it will review the catalog browsing features. Some of the features in this area are restricted to the Enterprise Edition of Magento. As such, reviewing them required accessing the demo for that edition on the Magento web site.

There's a long list of features that make up this section including things like:

  • Layered / Faceted Navigation for Product Filtering in Categories
  • Static Block Tool to Create Category Landing Pages
  • Unique Design Per Product/Category
  • Configurable Search with Auto-Suggested Terms
  • Cross-sells, Up-sells, and Related Items
  • Product Listing in Grid or List Format
  • Breadcrumbs

Take a look at the rest of the post for more features and a summary of three larger issues he found when working with them.

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IBM developerWorks:
Use Ajax with PHP and DB2 9 - Xajax
January 31, 2007 @ 07:46:00

As mentioned on the Zend Developer Zone, there's a new article over on the IBM developerWorks website talking about getting Ajax and PHP to play nicely together with DB2 through Xajax.

Various PHP class libraries are available for using Ajax with PHP, among them Xajax, an open source, object-oriented, PHP class library. In this article, learn how to implement PHP, Ajax, and Xajax to develop a dynamic Web application solution accessing IBM DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.

They look at what Xajax is before getting started (to level the playing field) and then start with the installations and usage:

  • Install DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
  • Install PHP and Xajax
  • Create a DB2 database table
  • Sending a request
  • Processing a request
By the end, you'll have a simple (form) application that can interact easily with a PHP backend, talking to a DB9 database, that can save catalog information.

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