Stuff & Nonsense

Mage Tools

Mage Tools

Quick plug for some magento scripts I wrote for development / deployments of Magento 1.x There’s some info in the readme, but I might write a couple of quick tutorials if anyone’s interested: https://github.com/Tall-Paul/mage-tools

Dev tooling with docker

Dev tooling with docker

This is the first in what will become a series of articles on development processes and techniques in use at my current place of work, Public Desire.  To start off with I’m going to take a run through our docker based development environment, then in future articles I might dip into our deployment processes and […]

Bannr.io

Bannr.io

For the last couple of months I’ve been working on a platform to solve one of the problems I’ve seen repeated across numerous businesses in the ‘fast fashion’ ecommerce space.  The problem is how to update your homepage and site with the numerous promotions you’re running in a timely fashion without impacting site performance.  For […]

MVC Architecture 2

MVC Architecture 2

In my previous post, I explored the idea of introducing software development principles to the world of infrastructure, specifically the translation of the ‘MVC’ design pattern to logically divide infrastructure into 3 distinct layers.  Today I’m going to take a look at each of these layers in more depth, and examine how they fit together and […]