In the past few weeks I have been working on the PIM (Product Management System) for my Magento instance. With the current setup we can work on the products without having to touch Magento admin. Product data is versioned and synchronised both ways on every PIM product list display – this is not optimal but works well, I will probably create a cron job. Attributes and attribute sets are also synchronised, CRUD is ready but I don’t want to show it on the frontend.
- Product Information Management systems help you to manage product information centrally. In a sense Magento is a PIM. Magento doesn’t allow you to have versioned product data. In most cases this is not a problem, because you want to sell based on the latest information and you have a reliable content management team. But what if this is not the case, you have computer illiterate shop assistants or old people trying to manage the site?
- We have a new pet at home – a Sphero. Kids love it but most of the programming tools are not for 5 years olds. With the help of old turtle logic and their recent experience playing with Bee-Bots in school we had some fun already. Keep your eyes open, BeeSphero is coming! [Update 30/04/2014] Bee support didn’t react to my support request yet (Apple needs their approval too), I suppose they are busy developing the other bots…
- iRecipeBook released in App Store just few weeks ago but we already have news about further developments. The new release will support iPad, will have iOS usability and design improvements. We plan to release it just before Christmas!
- I love TextWrangler. Performance of TextWrangler is just incredible compared to the alternatives. Just try to open a few hundred megabytes long XML and do a search and replace. Others will give you the spinning beach-ball for minutes. Its only real weakness is long lines. I miss few key features, though. I’m not a big fan of BBedit, those extra features are not for me, I actually found them very distracting.