NextGen Kubernetes Infrastructure


Deploying multi-domain SaaS onto K8S Blugento is a Software-as-a-Service built on top of Magento, and its business is to develop and host thousands of shops, each with its own domain, data and customisation. Initially, Blugento ran on a VM based setup, multi-VM with load balancer for the larger stores. However, as Blugento quickly grew to exceed 200 shops, it became clear that this model is not scalable. Beside the extremely high cost, additional downsides of this setup was that orchestration was difficult and some shops didn’t have redundancy in their hosting. To solve this problem, a container-based hosting approach was the obvious solution. We first looked at Docker, however a setup with solutions like Amazon Container Service wasn’t appealing mainly […]

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Your Website Is A Powerful Asset


Your website is a powerful asset, and it acts as a 24/7 salesman. Would you hire someone who doesn’t have sales skills for a sales position? Of course you wouldn’t. So why waste the potential of your website by not making the most out of its usability? A site’s usability is defined by the simplicity and the straightforward experience it provides to the visitors. They don’t have to guess what their next action should be when they land on your page. You should be the one to make it clear to them. Do you want to improve your website’s usability? Let’s see how you can do that: Use White Space On the internet, people can be distracted by the smallest […]

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Joint Venture with Netresearch part of Saxon economic delegation


On Wednesday (Jun 14th) we signed a cooperation agreement with Netresearch with the goal of working together in building a new generation of product data standard for eCommerce. The friendship between Netresearch and MindMagnet is a long one which started back in 2014 when we first organized Meet Magento Romania and has been going on ever since. The Saxon economic delegation had 30-members and started in Bucharest, continuing to Brasov and Sibiu. The delegation is happening on the 25th anniversary of the German-Romanian Friendship Treaty. Saxony’s Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich, who emphasized: “With the journey, I would like to contribute to the deepening of the relations between Saxony and Romania and to enable new cooperations. Personal contacts and conversations play a key role in establishing […]

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Highlights From Meet Magento DE 2017 In Leipzig #MM17DE


A couple of weeks ago, Vlad Stanescu, MindMagnet CEO, Sandu Babasan, CFO, and Laurentiu Marian, Head of PM, attended the Meet Magento event that took place in Leipzig. We’re incredibly grateful that we were able to be present at the event and meet up with awesome people who are part of the Magento community. This was the 11th edition of Meet Magento DE and the biggest one in Germany so far. Who knows how much bigger it will get next year? Now that we were able to reflect on what happened during the event, we thought that it was the perfect time to do a little recap. In this article, we’re going to share our favorite things about Meet Magento […]

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DOES good design make a difference?


Are you wondering whether it’s worth investing in a website redesign and if it’s going to make a real difference? We can tell you that you’re not the only one questioning this. In fact, this is the first thing business owners ask before making this decision. Why it’s worth making your website look better? Because the visitors will judge you based on how it looks and in a fraction of a second they’ll know if they consider you trustworthy or not. What Is Good Web Design? Perhaps we should start this article by answering this question. The answer is much more complex than you’d think. Here’s what defines good web design: The layout. It refers to how the visual elements […]

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Usability Mistakes That Will Stop Your eCommerce Business From Making Any Sales


Here’s the ugly truth: Your website may be losing opportunities when it comes to making sales. Luckily, plenty of studies have been conducted when it comes to usability, interface, web design and user experience. In this article, we’re going to discuss the most significant findings from these studies and critical usability mistakes that may be killing your sales. Usability Mistakes You Need to Fix Or Avoid Slow website Internet users are extremely impatient nowadays. I believe we can all agree on that. Just think about this: What would you do if you entered an eCommerce website for the first time and you had to wait more than five seconds for it to load? I’ll tell you what you’d do: You’d […]

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Spring team building, in the Apuseni mountains


A lovely location, adventure and unforgettable experiences. This is the recipe that we came up with for what we think is the perfect team-building. And we might have got that right looking at the evidence. The first ingredient that we made sure will give flavour to this event was the place where we we were going to get to know each other better and create long-lasting memories. The village of Rimetea is located at the foothills of Trașcău Mountains offering its visitors an incredible view that left us in awe from the first second we approached the area. Starting with the old houses that kept their architecture over the years, up to the mountains that surround it, the village looks […]

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5 Major Advantages Of Using Magento As An eCommerce Platform


Did you know that Magento is the world’s #1 commerce platform? Over 250,000 eCommerce shop owners around the world use this open-source solution to grow, scale, and develop their online businesses. Magento found a way to make it easy for merchants to build and manage their online shopping website. This has led to its massive growth in the last few years. If you don’t know why everyone is so hyped about Magento, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’re going to talk about five major advantages of using the platform. Let’s get started. Customer Oriented Magento got one thing straight: Customer behavior is ever-changing. In order for a business to thrive in a highly competitive market […]

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Over 50 Magento developers attended the Meet Magento Workshop in Cluj-Napoca


We are delighted to say that the Meet Magento Workshop that took place on the 10th of March was a great success, gathering over 50 eager-to-learn participants. Eight hours of training flew by quickly in the presence of Marius Străjeru, one of the most influential Magento mentors in the world. This wasn’t realy a surprise, he’s always fun. We are grateful for the awesome feedback the workshop received. The participants described it as practical and very educative, and they would gladly go through it all over again. And we would to. Oh, and we will (details soon) :) PS: It was really nice to see you all again.

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Mark Your Calendars For Meet Magento Workshop 2017


We are so excited to announce our upcoming Magento workshop, which will be taking place on March 10th, at ACADEMY+PLUS Cluj-Napoca. For this edition, Marius Străjeru is going to be your Magento Master. What’s a Magento Master, you ask? It’s a Magento program developed with the purpose of rewarding and empowering the most active Magento community members. Marius Străjeru has been selected as a Magento Mentor for this year’s program. You can check him and the other ones, out here. He achieved this distinction thanks to the contributions he made for Magento 2 on Github, for moderating and helping the community on Magento StackExchange (where he is #1, by the way), creating the Ultimate Module Creator tool, and lastly thanks to his speaking engagements. […]

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