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  1. A quick tip and link on the weird (in PHP land) way the Magento image helpers rely on casting for basic functionality.

  2. Another link to a Stack Overflow answer covering the basics of troubleshooting a Layout Update gone awry.

  3. A brief discussion on the order of execution in Layout XML files. If you think local.xml always wins you need to read this.

  4. Stack Overflow represent! This time it’s a link on the basics of Block caching, and how it might interfere with code reuse.

  5. Closing this batch out, a capture of Vinai Kopp’s 4 tweet review of the new Resource Model nodes in Magento 1.6.

Originally published August 22, 2011

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Originally Posted: 22nd August 2011