Archive for 2013

Salads Are Not as Healthy as They Seem

Monday, December 30th, 2013 by

We like to share fun facts from time to time – today we want to demystify some facts about salad.

The following data was found on the Massive Health website, a company that set out to track what we eat and with it how we think about health. You may have heard about Eatery, the app that lets you take pictures to track and measure your eating habits (http://www.massivehealth.com/#eatery-page)

Two interesting fun facts about salad are that not every salad is made equal. Here is an obvious range from Potato Salad to Greek Salad.

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Not All Salads Are Healthy

Checking my favorite salad place, Chop’t, some of their salads approach over 550 calories, which puts them in the range of of a big mac.

And more surprisingly the same caesar salad, depending  on the restaurant, may not be the same. This line up put’s the heaviest ceasar salad at almost two big macs.

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How Healthy Are Restaurants?

The second fact may not be as surprising is you ever had the pleasure eating at the Cheesecake Factory; and rolling home on your belly afterwards.

Please share your thoughts and feedback with us by leaving a comment below.

Happy Holidays from Hara Partners

Saturday, December 28th, 2013 by
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Magento eCommerce Fun Mockup

A find from our Magento archive. The Magento team must had fun with playing around with it’s name on a new kind of brew.

Happy holidays and all the best for 2014 from all of us here at Hara Partners!

 

 

Magento Connect to Upgrade Search Algorithm at Long Last

Saturday, December 28th, 2013 by

Magento Connect has not only been revamped it’s design with the overall Magento  website, but at long last, improved it’s poor search algorithm.

Only weeks ago any search on Magneto connect resulted at best in vaguely related search results, most of them heavily diluted with popular themes as the algorithm seemed to be solely based on the popularity of the Magento Connect entry.

For Example, the search for “live chat” resulted in about 50% related hits on the first page, while Magento themes and order extensions that metion the word “live chat” in their description, but have nothing to do with live chat technology would appear even in the first result spot.

(Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20120822234644/http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/catalogsearch/result/?q=live+chat&pl=0)

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Magento Connects Old Sorting Algorithm

 

It’s refreshing to see the recent updates to the search algorithm. It’s sawfe to say that they have been overdue after 5 years!

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Magento Connect New Search Algorithm

Let us know what you think of the recent changes. Have you been able to find more relevant results or had you already given up on Magento Connect? Please leave a comment and share your feedback with us.

 

 

 

Git Software Version Control Promotes Collaboration

Friday, December 27th, 2013 by

We wanted to share this video by Clay Shirky who uses the software version control system git. Shirky talks about how tools promote arguments between humans, which leads to more chaos as well as constructive collaboration. What started with the printing pres and the scientific journal has now become real-time reporting and discourse on Twitter.

No matter what structure you prefer; weather it’s the decentralized collaboration through git, or a more centralized revision control with SVN, Mercurial or the software of your choice, if you’re not programming by yourself, and even then, you may want to setup a version control system for your e-commerce store.

If you have more than one person working on your code base, you should install a software version control system. We’re happy to answer any questions if you leave a comment below, or feel free to contact us in any other way.

Hara Partners Reviews for Magento Have Gone Social with Yotpo

Monday, December 23rd, 2013 by

Hara Partners added reviews powered by our partner Yotpo. Learn more about Yotpo and how you could take advantage of reviews on our patner page: http://www.harapartners.com/partners/yotpo/

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Yotpo powers Hara Partners Reviews

We don’t sell many products on the Hara Partners website, but we are big believers of “eating your own dog food”, or putting our money where our mouth is. We have added Yotpo’s reviews to our website and have been very happy with the ease of implementing the tool with Magento. Yotpo provides superb customer service and support and the best thing is that you can start absolutely free.

Post a comment below and let us know about your experience with Yotpo or reviews in general.