[RFC] PHP 5.4 Strict Error Reporting

Testing with PHP 5.4 at E_ALL produces strict warning messages such as:

Strict (2048): Declaration of Product::beforeSave() should be compatible with Model::beforeSave($options = Array) [APP/Model/Product.php, line 4]

It’s an easy fix, for example in APP/Model/Product.php change:

public function beforeSave() {


public function beforeSave($options = array()) {

Creating A Magento Module

A lot of community extensions (or modules) are available for the feature-rich open-source e-commerce solution Magento, but what if they don’t quite work as you want them to? Want to write your own module?

In this tutorial, we will introduce the coding of Magento in the form of a “Hello World”-style module. The goal of the module will be simply to write some information to a log file every time a product is saved. This very basic module will allow us to cover a number of interesting topics, including: Continue reading