Spryker vs Magento

At Inviqa, we’re always on the lookout for new platforms and technologies that fit in with our core delivery skills of PHP, Node and Scala. Spryker is the latest, market-leading eCommerce platform to be added to our portfolio, alongside Magento Enterprise and Demandware. This post discusses Spryker's inherent scalability and flexibility against Magento's feature-first approach.

How to work with legacy systems

Legacy systems are not glamorous. No engineer pursues a career in software engineering for the love of cleaning up someone else’s spaghetti code and the eternal frustration of missing documentation. Similarly, no technical director enjoys standing in front of their boss and explaining why their systems can’t cope with the demands placed upon it. In his seminal book on legacy code, Michael C. Feathers sums up the angst of legacy projects perfectly: “[Legacy code] conjures images of slogging through a murky swamp of tangled undergrowth with leeches beneath and stinging flies above. It conjures odors of murk, slime, stagnancy, and offal. Although our first joy of programming may have been intense, the misery of dealing with legacy code is often sufficient to extinguish that flame.”

A new era

As of June 2016, we have unified our businesses in eCommerce (Session Digital), Content Management Systems (iKOS) and software engineering (Inviqa) to create a new multi-discipline technology partner under the trusted Inviqa brand. All the existing people and services you love will continue as before.

How to use Magento 2's new in-built A/B testing tool

One of the best-kept secrets of Magento 2 is that it is the first version of Magento that offers ‘out of the box' ability to do A/B testing - no need for plugins, or custom development. If you are using Magento 2 Enterprise edition, it's ready for you. There is scarcely a mention of this in the official user guide, so here’s our tutorial for A/B testing with Magento 2.

Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition: What, why, and when

At its annual conference in Las Vegas, Magento announced a new addition to its product portfolio: Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition. The product was shrouded in secrecy until the official announcement alongside a host of partnerships with the likes of Platform.sh and Fastly. But what exactly is Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition? Why all the fuss? And what will it actually offer retailers?