How Prestashop will work with mobile themes… Probably will.

How Prestashop will work with mobile themes… Probably will.

It’s said “probably” because unlike 1.5.0.9 Prestashop version, the latest 1.5.0.13 version (released on June, 7) has no methods for mobile device detection. Changelog in version 1.5.0.13 says nothing about it while Changelog in version 1.5.0.9 reports:

Improved/changed features:
[*] FO : Add mobile detection and mobile theme dispatcher

Where does the truth lie? We, folks, are confused. Anyways, I really hope that a mobile theme is not ready yet and developers will be given a nice present with a final version release.

So let’s see how methods worked in Prestashop 1.5.0.9.

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Describing Class Group Configuration and Use in Factory Methods (Magento Certified Developer Exam)

Describing Class Group Configuration and Use in Factory Methods (Magento Certified Developer Exam)

We suppose you continue following our Magento certification-dedicated posts in our blog. This time we will describe class group configuration and use in factory methods.

Magento uses factory methods to instantiate Models, Blocks and Helpers classes, applying a necessary method (for example getModel, helper etc.). You should pass an abstract name of a class group, followed by an entity name. Class groups are described in configuration XML files in /etc/config.xml files of appropriate modules. (more…)

Add-ons on Friday

June 15, 2012 Alex Huk Magento, Prestashop
Add-ons on Friday

Big Magento happening takes place today in Belarus – Meet Magento Belarus. It is one of plenty local Magento conferences around the world intended to bring Magento developers and marketers, professionals and newbies, robust companies and startups at one place to share Magento knowledge and rediscover the passion for Magento innovations.

BelVG is also presented at the conference with Pavel Novitsky as a spokesperson with the topic “Magento debug process.”  If you haven’t got the chance to visit it, don’t worry – we will post the article about its agenda and the most interesting ideas discussed early next week.

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Barbecue, Volleyball and Team Gathering on One Weekend in May

June 12, 2012 Alex Huk Fun&Events

One misbelief exists: programmers are so freakish that they hardly find a common language to get along with an external world. It’s not true. At least on weekends.

Recently BelVG company celebrated the anniversary of its foundation, which became an excellent reason to gather all team together and run away from a big city to the green quite Island of Love nearby Minsk sea (actually, it’s a water storage basin).

Many of us brought spouses and kids to have fun with both coworkers and family. All BelVG children are active and bouncy as BelVG employees (look at the corresponding pic with two guys playing badminton).

Team gathering unveiled hidden talents of our guys and gals. Turned out, some of us play guitar and know a great bunch of Russian rock and pop song. And yep, barbecue was so yummy ;)

View more photos on our Facebook page.

Add-ons on Friday

June 8, 2012 Alex Huk Magento, Mobile
Add-ons on Friday

I need to confess we have been working at unprecedented pace this week. Almost every day I got news on updates appeared and the next product release. And what is more surprising – we really went mobile and delivered 3 extensions, related to mobile design and functionality.

If you care about customers who generally prefer mobile devices to PCs nowadays, we suggest you to consider the following solutions.

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