Thoughts about coding and books

Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success

This is must read book that everyone should read. I even listened this audiobook twice in a row to grasp the concepts better. Have you wondered how typical US president career looks like? No, it is not advancing through all the voted positions one by one until you reach the top to become president. InsteadRead more about Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success[…]

Teaching my 9 year old kid about money – Why A students work for C students

Famous Robert T Kiyosaki who’s first bestseller was “Rich dad, poor dad” has written another book in sequence called “Why “A” Students Work for “C” Students and “B” Students Work for the Government”. This book feels like a vol 2 of “Rich dad, poor dad” I got so much inspiration from that book that IRead more about Teaching my 9 year old kid about money – Why A students work for C students[…]

Simple Erply and Magento integration plugin

Recently I helped a company to build e-commerce website with Magento. She had existing shops already and she uses Erply with almost 10000 items which she wanted to import into e-shop.

Even though Erply and Magento both are market leaders then importing the data from Erply to Magento was poorly supported. I took existing github project, forked it, upgraded to magento connect version and fixed many issues in it. It is still not fully stable but usable, expert help is still advised. You download the plugin from here https://github.com/smartman/magento-integration

Simplest way to integrate Erply and magento is to:

  1. Install Erply plugin from Magento Connect service http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/erply-inventory-management-for-magento-1.html
  2. Download source of fixed plugin from https://github.com/smartman/magento-integration/archive/master.zip
  3. Copy/merge folders design, code and etc from magento-integration-master/erply/app/ to app folder in your magento installatation. This overwrites old broken files.
  4. Enjoy

Issues fixed are:

  1. Missing price, description and some other fields import
  2. Fixed big number of product import
  3. Fixed category import
  4. Many more small things

Issue with large number of product import was that it takes very long time. PHP script execution may time out and process never finishes. Read more about Simple Erply and Magento integration plugin

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