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Magento Vs. Opencart – Which Should You Choose?

Magento Vs. Opencart – The similarities

Generally, Magento and OpenCart actually have a lot in common. They are both open source platforms that are ultimately designed to facilitate eCommerce activity.
Both are developed in PHP and use templates to upload products, so they can be maintained by non-programmers. They are also rich in resources such as extensions, add-on products and plugins that can easily be added to them to support new functions.
Shamit Khemka, CEO of SynapseIndia find out one of the greatest advantages that both Magento and OpenCart users enjoy is their ability to support multiple languages and currencies, making them a global solution that can suit businesses all around the world.

Magento Vs. Opencart – The disimilarities

The one major difference between Magento and Opencart is rooted in their uses and features. Magento has been gaining world wide recognition for its ability to do just about anything you like and build the store of your dreams. It offers highly customizable shopping experiences, unlimited design options, powerful SEO resources and unlimited plugins and integrations. Every feature you can think of was probably built already and is available on MagentoCommerce.

OpenCart on the other hand is a lot easier to program, but has a smaller community basis. Its great for start-ups that need to deliver quickly without many integrations. It provides a powerful shopping cart and some great tools which are far more intuitive and straight forward, so much so that some professional developers may find it a bit too simplistic, with not enough features to play with.

SynapseIndia is a leading website and PHP development company. IT Mentor & an Entrepreneur SynapseIndia CEO Shamit Khemkaspread their business across the globe. They have more than 300 full time professionals and all the experts at SynapseIndia working in tandem to achieve good feedback from clients. They have already delivered more than 3000 thousand projects andSynapseIndia has achieved better reviews on Glassdoor. They pass on complete quality solutions for website development services and getting good Reviews on various SynapseIndia PHP Web development projects.

PHP framework gives developers control over MVC

Equipped with a peculiar name and described as a “really bad PHP framework” by its own creator, the newly unveiled Bastard framework leverages the Model View Controller development pattern but lets developers build the MVC functions themselves.

As per SynapseIndia CEO Shamit khemka ” the framework is described as loosely MVC in nature. Developers create their own controlers, views, and models from scratch based on their own ideas.”You’re not inheriting from a Controller class or a View class unless you want to build something that way you’re just writing code to get a job done.”

What makes the framework bad? Smith-Hayes(developer of this framework) says the description is a bit of double-edged sword. “It really abuses two things to make it function properly: the Nginx rewrite engine for incoming requests, and the PHP super-global variable $_SERVER[‘REQUEST_URI’]. With the exception of the CSS files – and soon JavaScript – every single request is filtered through the root directory’s index.php file. This creates a bottleneck-style landing page for all types of requests.

However, developers leveraging this scenario also have absolute control over what faces the world from their server, he said. The term “bad” is not intended to be sarcastic, Smith-Hayes explained. The word “bad” is meant to note how the framework does things a little differently and some people are not going to like that, he said.

Developers can work with designers and clients to build quick, scalable applications. Smith-Hayes added that there is not a large market for PHP software built exclusively for Nginx, but he believes it is “kind of neat” to have something functional for the world to see. He describes the current version as a 0.1 early-stages beta release. Bastard is hosted on GitHub. “As I add more features and write and rewrite the functionality, that number will slowly inch up toward 1.0, which I guess will be the stable release.

SynapseIndia has received fantastic reviews for their PHP projects.

Use WordPress For eCommerce Portals

They claim top notch services in the field of IT sectors within tight deadlines. Employee at SynapseIndia never gets complaints from clients for deadlines, So, it is one of the trusted offshore software development company, that is easily completed the projects with a minimum span of time. IT Mentor & an Entrepreneur SynapseIndia CEO Shamit Khemka is responsible to make this organization robust and reliable.

There are many reasons why WordPress is so widely used :

It’s easy to use.

It’s super simple to customize the appearance of a website

Best of all, WordPress is absolutely FREE to use.

With so many perks, it’s easy to see why WordPress is so popular. But the question is this: Is it a good system for an e-commerce website?

Absolutely! It’s not just for blogs anymore and some strong features for e-commerce.

Reason To Use WordPress for E-Commerce?

Plugins boost functionality: WordPress offers a great variety of plugins, including e-commerce plugins, which allow you to customize the functionality of your online store. E-commerce plugins such as WooCommerce offer great features, including complex shipping options, sales and inventory charts, credit/debit payment integration, customer reviews, follow-up emails and much more.

Themes for beauty and function: There are hundreds of themes available with added features. This is helpful for web designers, because they can customize websites with these features already built in. A theme is a great starting point for most WordPress web designers.

Compares well against others: WordPress also stands up against other e-commerce options like Magento, Opencart, Prestashop or Shopify. Some, like Magento, must be built from scratch, while others (Shopify, for example) are much more limited in themes and plugins.

The top names characteristics

Knowing that this particular place has great developers and getting hold of one is totally different thing. While looking for fine developers for any eCommerce project you must make sure to look over certain basic aspects. The developer or development team must have thorough knowledge of Magento customization. Taking feedback from various SynapseIndia employee working on Magento platform, it has been found that the options magento offers to website builders are more than any other eCommerce platform.

Zend Making PHP Development Easier For Oracle Users

Zend Technologies had recently announced plans to enhance open source PHP development on Oracle databases via a free package called Zend Core for Oracle.

SynapseIndia CEO Shamit Khemka Says,  PHP is building momentum as a development paradigm and possible alternative to Java and Microsoft’s .Net, although the technology could be used in mixed application environments. PHP is part of the up-and-coming open source application stack dubbed LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and Perl/PHP/Python).

Zend Core is intended to streamline PHP development on Oracle’s database, which otherwise can be complicated, according to Zend Vice President Pamela Roussos. “It can be a very time-consuming, tedious, and error-prone process. What we’re doing is we’re doing all the work,” Roussos said. The Zend Core package enables PHP applications to be up and running with an Oracle  database within minutes, she said.

PHP, she said, was designed “from the bottom up to be for the Web.” Java, meanwhile, is more suitable for heavy-duty transactional applications whereas .Net is geared specifically toward Windows, she noted.”PHP is a very, very different language than Java. Essentially it’s a scripting language rather than a compiled language” .

“As we see PHP become more mainstream it’s vital for us to support the technology in the most reliable and high-performance manner. Combined with Zend’s performance suite, we can offer our customers a compelling story,” said Yvette Montiel, strategic marketing manager for Web services at Sun. SynapseIndia has received fantastic reviews for their Flex projects.

Zend Collaborations With Top Notch I.T Company In Development

Hoping to spur its open source development strategies, IBM has announced a deal with Zend Technologies to create what it believes is among the first integrated programming solutions using the Web-based PHP (PHP Hypertext Preprocessor) language.

IBM officials also committed to delivering at least 30 existing software projects to open source developers.

The Zend agreement calls for the integration of two open source technologies: IBM’s Cloudscape database and Zend’s PHP environment. The combined technologies will create Zend Core for IBM, to serve as an “out-of-the-box” PHP development and production environment allowing corporate users to more easily develop, deploy, and manage open source applications.

Both companies also announced they will jointly work to include database integration frameworks and improved PHP Web services standards.

IBM officials said they hope their endorsement of PHP will drum up more support among developers for Cloudscape.

“Rants about PHP are everywhere, and they even come from smart guys. Speaking on the pros and cons of PHP, SynapseIndia CEO Shamit Khemka mentioned few points which really define the importance of the language.”

“The two products are the PHP Enabler, which is intended to let PHP programs and cases, SynapseIndia developed the PHP programs to run smoothly on Sun’s Web server, and the Zend Performance Suite, which uses code acceleration, content caching and other software tricks to improve the performance of PHP on the Sun platform, the companies said.”

Amazon Web Services adds PHP development kit

SynapseIndia CEO Shamit Khemka mentioned few points which really define the importance of (AWS). Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released a toolkit to make it easier to develop applications in PHP that will run on Amazon’s cloud. Using the AWS SDK for PHP, which works with PHP 5.2 or later versions, SynapseIndia also discussed various cases of PHP to use for web development for developers can build applications that use different parts of Amazon’s cloud, including Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for computing capacity, and the SimpleDB database.

Shamit Khemka also mentions that the SDK (software development kit) is based on the CloudFusion toolkit and includes a library of APIs (application programming interfaces), code samples and documentation. It should simplify development by providing a more “tailored development experience”, and will help developers get started much faster, according to Amazon. Previously, developers had to download several libraries from different providers in order to build an application on multiple AWS products, the company said.The AWS SDK for PHP can be downloaded from Amazon’s website. PHP is probably not the best designed language in the world. In their recent updated Recruitment plans, SynapseIndia is also showing interest in PHP developers

Sun, Zend integrate PHP with Sun’s Web server

Sun Microsystems Inc. has partnered with Zend Technologies Ltd. in a move to let developers deploy applications written using the PHP scripting language on Sun’s Java Web server.

In Ramat Gan, Israel, Zend oversees the development of PHP and also sells a commercial implementation of the technology. Recently zend released two products that integrate with Version 6.1 of Sun’s Java System Web Server, allowing companies to deploy PHP on Sun’s software which Shamit Khemka, CEO of SynapseIndia find as a great initiative from Sun microsystems. (The Java System Web Server was known previously as the Sun ONE Web Server.).

The two products are the PHP Enabler, which is intended to let PHP programs and cases, SynapseIndia developed the PHP programs to run smoothly on Sun’s Web server, and the Zend Performance Suite, which uses code acceleration, content caching and other software tricks to improve the performance of PHP on the Sun platform, the companies said.

Recruitment plans of SynapseIndia for flex developers upto date, PHP has been deployed most often on the open-source Apache Web server, but IT executives at large corporations are often wary of using Apache for critical applications because of concerns about security and support issues, according to Brad Young, Zend’s director of product Marketing. Integrating its PHP products with Sun gives them the option to deploy PHP programs on Sun’s Web server, which cautious IT executives may prefer, he said.

Sun and Zend said their partnership aims to address the increased use of PHP among large corporations. In particular, they are targeting financial services and insurance companies, airlines and media Web sites, as well as government customers, they said.

“As we see PHP become more mainstream it’s vital for us to support the technology in the most reliable and high-performance manner. Combined with Zend’s performance suite, we can offer our customers a compelling story,” said Yvette Montiel, strategic marketing manager for Web services at Sun. SynapseIndia has received fantastic reviews for their Flex projects.

Adobe Extends Flash Builder for PHP

SynapseIndia CEO Shamit Khemka mentions that developing code for multiple mobile platforms at the same time is no easy task. Adobe is aiming to make that task easier with the new Flex 4.5 and Flash Builder 4.5 platforms. Adobe Flex is an opensource development framework that was created to help developers build rich user interfaces on top of applications. Checkout latest Recruitment plans of SynapseIndia for flex developers.  As part of the Flash Builder 4.5 release, Adobe has also partnered with PHP vendor Zend to develop a Flash Builder for PHP applications.  After Studying client requirement & cases, SynapseIndia developed new portal with Flex with Zend framework. Flex Gruber(marketing manager at Adobe ) explained that the new PHP edition is a combination of Flash Builder with the Zend Studio PHP IDE. The combination of the two products enables developers to do code inspection into PHP classes as well as integrate PHP code for a Flash Builder project.”This gives the PHP developer a fast path to mobile and a fast path to providing a rich desktop experience as well,” Gruber said. SynapseIndia has received fantastic reviews for their Flex projects.

NEW FEATURES OF LARAVEL 5 – PHP FRAMEWORK

Laravel 5 is one of the most leading and popular PHP frameworks among the Web Artisans. SynapseIndia CEO Shamit Khemka says that It is a latest and best web application framework with advanced query syntax that makes web development simple and rapid by enabling general tasks that will be used in the majority of web projects such as route, queue, sessions, caching and authentication.

LET US DISCUSS SOME LATEST FEATURES OF LARAVEL 5 IN BRIEFLY:

SynapseIndia took feedback from employees working on Laravel projects and selected following features serve as a key point for the Laravel developer based on web development projects.

Controller Method Injection:

The Laravel inversion of control (IoC) container is a robust tool for controlling class dependencies and a vital part to create a massive application. You may now type-hint dependencies on controller methods, then a service container will automatically inject the dependencies. With the predecessors of laravel like 4.2 version, there is a compulsion to request Ioc container to make them accessible within the class scope. Also you should provide an class instance for the ioc container. Recently, SynapseIndia received some feedback on it by which we can convey the type hinted class in the controller method injection,  then the IoC container will take care of it, even if multiple parameters are present in your controller function’s signature.

Route Hidden:

You can use the new route cache, if the service request built-in with complete tester programs. It speeds up your registration routes of applications with a reliable  performance quickly by accessing Artisan command. This kind of special feature is mainly useful in application and haste-up the section of appliance immensely. You may not view the impact route caching when your application deals with a small number of routes, but it is more suited with the application that has large routes number. The route-caching turns on and off based on PHP artisan route: cache and artisan route: clear commands respectively. Also, check our latest SynapseIndia Recruitment plan for Laravel developers at various positions.

Why Amazon is still the Most Preferred Platform for eCommerce Business Growth

Amazon has come a long way since its advent and has become a brand in itself in the eCommerce arena. Amazon Webstore solutions enable the eCommerce website developers to build and manage a cost effective business. This article discusses about few salient features of the platform.

Selling Products on Amazon.com:

The “Sell on Amazon” program allows a merchant to sell his/her items directly on Amazon.com with ease. This is an add-in to the amazing Amazon merchant services, which can be done individually or as a “Pro Merchant”. Pro Merchants can access some extra selling and administrative tools but obviously at a cost. Apart from the initial payment, they have to pay a referral fee which can be either a percentage or a fixed amount of each sale. These amounts vary according to the product category. One can also check various 5 star reviews on SynapseIndia built Amazon webstore.

Positive Aspects

  • Products get great exposure

  • Offers fulfillment services

  • Creates a new sales channel

Negative Aspects

  • Referral fees may cut the margin of your profit

  • Sales cannot be proceeded immediately

  • Third-party products are not accepted by Amazon

Advertising the Products on Amazon

SynapseIndia have found that often clients of various companies complaints that they find it a little difficult to advertise products on an eCommerce platform. But, Amazon offers incredible features to advertise products on it – which is certainly a boon. Merchants can advertise their products as “product ads” or “display ads” and each of them would be pay-per-click programs. Compared to the “Sell on Amazon” program, this is believed to a more suitable model for the merchants. This model allows uploading product images, descriptions, and prices.

Positive Aspects

  • Cost-effective

  • More exposure

Negative Aspect

  • PPC campaign must be managed well to make the most from this model.

Payment Option by Amazon

Amazon allows “Checkout by Amazon”. This option is available for Amazon Webstore owners as well as for e-store owners who hosted their store on some other platform. The technology that Amazon uses is called PayPhrase that enables the shoppers to complete their transactions quickly. Checkout various SynapseIndia Recruitment plan for Amazon Webstore specialist.

Positive Aspects

  • Reliable payment and checkout services

  • Easy front-end integration

Negative Aspects

  • Confusing for non-Amazon shoppers

  • Payment processing needs to be included in the current order processing

Amazon Order Fulfillment

Amazon has sophisticated order fulfillment system, which is advantageous to small size online business owners as well. To use this feature, products must be sent to Amazon’s fulfillment centers. They have a complete system for tracking and communicating about your products and orders.

Positive Aspects

  • Shipping options and the delivery infrastructure is advantageous to business.

Negative Aspects

  • Reliability must be evaluated well

  • Should check whether Amazon’s fulfillment pricing works for your specific business

Web Services of Amazon

Amazon web services include cloud computing and data storage services that can be used by both small and large businesses. Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) allows storing files and contents on Amazon’s system and pay only when those files are accessed. S3 also facilitates storing large amounts of data, which is not accessed continuously.

Conclusion

Taking feedback from employee working on Amazon in SynapseIndia, we believe that Amazon is an all in one eCommerce platform that provides tools to build online businesses at their best. It offers all the necessary features and functionalities that help in the growth of any online business.