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One Line Observers

I’ve started creating single line observers like this <?php class Mycompany_Mymodule_Model_Observer { public function someMethod($observer) { Mage::helper('mycompany_mymodule/observer') ->someMethod($observer->getCustomer()); } } The logic is punted to a helper class. This way the helper receives only the objects it needs [...]


SQL Headquarters

There’s more sophisticated ways of logging and profiling SQL in Magento these days, but sometimes it’s still easier and quicker to drop down to the abstract Zend adapter and log your queries with a few discrete calls to Mage::Log Almost every INSERT, UPDATE, SELECT, and DELETE goes through the methods in [...]


We have an extension that uses Ajax to change what shipping rates are shown in a weekly date/time grid @webshopapps, in response to my question “Hey magento people, are there are any extensions (free/paid) that add Ajax features to the checkout page?”