I have used Prestashop as my e-commerce platform of choice for around 2 years now, and over this time I’ve created several complete stores, a number of custom modules and core changes all while tearing my hair out because of a lack of documentation.
Google this week have released their long talk about +1 button and much like the prominent Tweet This and Facebook Like buttons you will see all over the web. +1 buttons let people who love your content recommend it on Google.
Over the weekend the Prestashop team released Prestashop 1.4.2, and the changelog suggests that the update is more focused upon fixes not features. This is great news in my opinion. Prestashop 1.4 has so far been a step in the right direction, with features such as the overrides and the MVC pattern which are big improvements on Prestashop 1.2.
I finally kicked myself into gear back in March when I put something online, which I’d been putting off for some time with excuses such as ‘I’m too busy’, ‘The design isn’t finished yet’.. the usual stuff. It took Matt Mullenweg’s 1.0 is the Loneliest Number post to make me realise the layout doesn’t need to be perfect, just get it shipped. Something is better than nothing etc.
StayFocusd is a productivity extension for Google Chrome by Transfusion Media.
“You sit down at the computer, and you swear you’ll be productive. Next thing you know, it’s twelve hours later.
You’ve checked your email, updated your Facebook status, browsed the trending topics on Twitter, read your RSS feeds, looked up your favorite band on Wikipedia, vanity googled yourself, cyber-stalked your ex, looked at all your high-school crushes’ Facebook photos, watered your plants on Farmville, and lost a week’s pay playing online poker. What you haven’t done is WORK.”
‐ Transfusion Media
The PrestaShop team have released a new collaborative tool, for developers and contributors to track issues and solutions to the PrestaShop core software, replacing the original bug tracker.