Installing Xapian.so Without MacPorts/Homebrew

By mrbagnall | 22nd August 2015

If you've followed this blog or even specific entries on this blog, you will know I am not a proponent of MacPorts, Homebrew or other package management applications as they relate to OS X. Instead, I have chosen the "roll your own" route more than once. 

On my blog entry for installing PHP with GD and other utilities on OS X without Homebrew,I have detailed the process that I prefer for maintaining these sorts of applications.

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Magento, Item Attributes and Images

By mrbagnall | 10th July 2015

Lately I've been working on a headless integration of Magento with Drupal 7. The task is pretty straight forward even if the implementation has its challenges. One of the first I have encountered id synchronizing attribute fields (used in products and attribute sets for types of products) with Drupal. The Magento API does allow you to dump the attributes of a set via the API, but there are fields that are hard-coded which it will ignore. Among these include gallery and image media files.

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