Sunday, 20 January 2013

CodeIgniter refactoring – one day fast-tracking!

I've recently been looking into PHP frameworks again and decided I needed to create an entire website built in CodeIgniter as it was the only real way to see it in action (the tutorial is good but obviously limited). Fortunately, I had a website that fit the bill in terms of size and requirements and although it was fairly far in its development cycle, I decided to take the plunge and refactor it into the CodeIgniter framework.

The end result was a complete refactored site in just one day, plus a much better understanding of how CodeIgniter works in a real world scenario!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

CodeIgniter Tutorial glitches

As part of general web development, I make a point of checking out the state of the numerous PHP frameworks that are available to the community. Today I had been working through the CodeIgniter tutorial and noticed a couple of glitches (which I found solutions for). In particular, these both relate to the News parts of the tutorial.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Magento Go UK postcode matching

I was recently asked to look into a problem a client had with delivery rates on the Magento Go service. Magento Go for those who don't know, is a slimmed down version of a large and enterprise level open source e-commerce system, and is hosted/maintained/supported by Magento themselves.

This particular problem with delivery rates was an issue with postcode recognition, in particular, UK postcodes (although I suspect that the issue might happen with any field used in the same way). In addition to the postcodes not being recognised, the country field wasn't either.