Developers rarely know everything there is to know about programming, as the game is always changing and there are always obscure features that don’t get broken out often. For those times that they need an assist, there are certain sites that have gained a stellar reputation for being helpful to developers. (more…)
Let’s be honest, debugging/testing a site can sometimes be vexatious and time consuming. It can take hours or even days to figure out why a feature isn’t working properly. To help alleviate this process, we at Pixafy have come up with a list of 10 tips and best practices for tackling this issue.
Here are recommendations from our team: (more…)
Darren Chen is the latest software engineer to join Pixafy, and our first new hire of the year. Darren brings enthusiasm and energy to our team, and has already settled in nicely. Here’s a bit more about him:
Q: How did you discover Pixafy?
I discovered Pixafy through a recruiter. At that time, I didn’t know anything about Pixafy. The only thing I knew was that I would be coding all day. I appreciate my recruiter for sending me to this awesome place. (more…)
October marked my two year anniversary at Pixafy. In the past two years, we’ve gone from a small group of four to a quickly growing group of more than 20 people. Seeing such growth from the perspective of being one of the first hires is a sight to behold. The only that thing rivals this is my own growth as a software engineer. (more…)
Q: Where are you originally from? Do you still have family there? Do you have any siblings? If so, what do they do? Any significant/insignificant others? Pets?
Manny: I was born and raised in Brooklyn. My family came here originally from Haiti in the 1970s. I really enjoy living in New York and can’t see myself living anywhere else.
I come from a HUGE family consisting of eight boys and two girls. I’m both the second-to-last boy as well as the second-to-last child. Needless to say, while I was growing up our home was packed. We all choose different careers when we grew up. Some, like me, work in technology, some work in music, one works in psychology, and one is a teacher. (more…)
Magento is a popular and growing e-commerce solution which provides an end-to-end interface for merchants and customers alike. After a simple installation process Magento enables merchants to create their products, integrate with popular payment and shipment providers, provide coupon codes, and track reports. On the customer side customers can create accounts to track their purchases, earn rewards points, create wishlists, and invite friends to join the site. However, as simple in presentation as Magento may be, what happens behind the scenes is extremely complex in application. As difficult as it is to master the Magento codebase, it is vastly outweighed by the challenge of training developers who have never been exposed to it before. (more…)