Category: e-commerce

Designing The Perfect Feature Comparison Table

    Not all products are created equal. While we repeatedly buy some products almost mindlessly, for others, we take a lot of time to make a purchasing decision. For a price tag that meets a certain threshold or if we are particularl...

Designing Mobile Experiences For Millennial Shoppers

    The average American spends at least five hours per day on their smartphone. So, why is it so hard to make mobile ads work? Marketers toil over clicks and conversions on highly targeted ads, but users, tired of intrusive banners,...

How to Build a Cryptocurrency Auto-Trader Bot with PHP? 💰

This tutorial will walk you through the full process of building a bitcoin bot with PHP – from setup, on to your first execution of an automated trade, and beyond. Cryptocurrencies I should not need to tell you but, a couple of months ago you could buy the cryptocurrency Ether for $11, it rapidly went up to $43 ...

Upgrading Sylius the TDD Way: Exploring Behat

Last time, we developed some new features on top of Sylius’ core to indicate which products and their variants are low on stock and need replenishing. Now, we move on to seeing our changes in the UI, which means we will need to do a bit of StoryBDD testing. When browsing the list of products, we want to see a new...

Upgrading Sylius the TDD Way: Exploring PhpSpec

The post on developing and testing new Sylius features was an introduction to the three types of tests that are used in Sylius – PHPUnit, Phpspec and Behat. In this part, we’ll extend some core classes to indicate color-coded inventory status. First, we’ll deal with the back end part. In a followup po...

A Comprehensive Guide To E-Commerce Platforms

    Did you know that bandwidth overage charges are (still) a problem and most users prefer not to rely on a developer? Well, I talked to 917 (real-life) users and created a guide to help others find the e-commerce software that suit...

Improve Your Billing Form’s UX In One Day

    The checkout page is the last page a user visits before finally decide to complete a purchase on your website. It’s where window shoppers turn into paying customers. If you want to leave a good impression, you should provide op...

Sylius and Cutting Your Teeth on TDD

Sylius is an e-commerce application / framework based on Symfony. It boasts 100% code coverage, which is impressive for a PHP application of that size. In this article, we are going to walk through the different kinds of tests available and try out some Test and Behavior Driven Development (TDD/BDD). See the Sylius in...

Achieving Modular Architecture with Forwarding Decorators

As your web application becomes larger, you certainly start to think more about designing a flexible, modular architecture which is meant to allow for a high amount of extensibility. There are lots of ways to implement such architecture, and all of them circle around the fundamental principles: separation of concerns, ...

Laravel and Braintree: Middleware and Other Advanced Concepts

Previously, we saw how to configure a Laravel app to handle Braintree subscriptions. This time, we’ll talk about how to: Prevent users from signing up to the same plan twice Add basic flash messaging to our application Add the ability to swap plans Create middleware to protect some routes based on the subscrip...