While we prepare some useful materials on Prestashop development we decided to present and explain the whole Prestashop inner workings in one graphical chart. The diagram describes the life of a request from the moment it gets into the system and till the controller starts working. We haven’t examined the process inside the controller as it’s not that important considering the context and the fact that different controllers operate on different logics. Here is what we have: (more…)
One month ago we made a small research concerning Prestashop add-ons popularity. We reviewed each category and the number of modules it includes, resulting functionality that is currently in high demand.
We come up with a new statistics collected on March, 1 according to which the whole picture of add-ons development remains the same. Front office features are still the most widely presented in Prestashop. The amount of modules in each category grew proportionally: all of them are increased in quantity while maintaining the basic course. Front office features are way ahead and other categories are still far behind.
Remember, who was the absolute champion among all categories last time? Check out the graph from February, 1.
What does it mean for Prestashop developers? Merchants are prone to rearrange their front offices above all other things and attract new customers by website appearance and usability. It may be a quite disappointing fact for Order Process or Billing & Invoicing improvers, but we all have to deal with it – in some cases we just need to follow the preference of our add-ons consumers.