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Magento Block Lifecycle Methods

There's two design patterns used in PHP systems that are often conflated. First, there's the event/observer pattern. This pattern allows a system-developer to issue global events which client-developers may then setup listener object/methods/functions for. These listeners observe the event, and then perform some action


Quick Script to Generate DB Dump

This is a small PHP shell script that will extract the default connection information from local.xml and construct the correct command-line script to do a no-locking dump of the database. You’ll need to be in the root folder of a system for this to work. Useful if you spend a lot of time debugging different systems. #!/usr/bin/env [...]