Magento 1 vs Magento 2: Should you upgrade to Magento 2?

Magento 1 vs Magento 2: Should you upgrade to Magento 2.0?

Magento 2.0 is out! Here at FarShore, we have been waiting for this major new release of Magento for quite a while and the changes and improvements look exciting. This post will explore major changes compared to previous versions plus a list of major improvements (and potential pitfalls) especially in cases where upgrading Magento from an earlier version is considered. Increased scalability and performance are accomplished through a major overhaul of how the system is built. What’s new in Magento…
Magento and Ebizmarts POS integration

Advantages of a Magento – POS System Integration: Integrating Ebizmarts POS and Magento

Last week we explored what are the advantages of integrating Magento with a POS system. In this article, we will walk through a recent project that illustrates the finer points of this type of integration, including helpful steps and illustrative screenshots. Recently a client of ours, whom we had previously developed a Magento online store for, opened a showroom where customers had the opportunity to try various clothes and outfit combinations with the assistance of a professional stylist. When a customer…
development firm hiring

5 things that companies forget when hiring a development firm

Well here we go.  You’ve been bit by the creativity bug and come up with an exciting application idea that could be that one missing thing you need to achieve all of your goals and ambitions.  You’ve seen a problem (or opportunity) and have concluded that technology can help you respond accordingly.   You’ve seen what is on the horizon and decided to bring your digital vision to reality.  But wait, you aren’t Mark Zuckerberg?   You don’t have a team of…
RoomVa + Farshore

RoomVa + Farshore = Success

Though Farshore has tons of experience working with large companies, we’ve always had a soft spot for early stage entrepreneurs. After awesome experience working with companies like Pixtant and Kangu.org, the FS team jumped at the chance to help out technically in supporting the launch of a startup through Dashfire Launch. The selections were made, and Farshore ended up building RoomVa, a booking portal for Latin American hotels and hostels.  For lack of a better phrase, Diego and Hendrik are…
Startup minimum viable product

Version 1.0 – Why Entrepreneurs Should Launch “minimum VIABLE products” not “MINIMUM viable products.”

In 2011 Eric Ries rocked the startup world when he popularized a new approach product development in his book, “The Lean Startup.”  Core among the principles he espoused was the philosophy of pursuing a faster launch to market with the simplest, most direct and core product possible – or what he calls, the Minimum Viable Product.  A MVP is designed to be iterative in nature and encourages innovators to include only the absolutely required product features at the time of…