Ceyhun Kaplan

Chief Operating Officer

I accompany our clients in the development and optimization of their e-commerce strategy. With several experiences as a consultant, web developer and e-commerce project manager, I believe that we can always learn more about this ecosystem and enjoy learning about tomorrow's challenges.
I'm not too fond of my Spotify playlist or my electric scooter.

Ceyhun Kaplan - Chief Operating Officer
Stories written by Ceyhun Kaplan

These mistakes we all make in our projects

3/8/2022 - #development #ecommerce #extensions #magento #management

The story begins like a fairy tale: once upon a time, there was a customer need for which we, an agency specialized in e-commerce development, thought of an answer. This need is regularly expressed by many of our clients: how can I quickly and efficiently organize my product categories on my e-commerce site?

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Magento 2 migration : pitfalls to avoid

12/14/2020 - #ecommerce #magento

Although the terminology can be confusing, the move to Magento 2 is more a change in technology than a migration to a new version. This transition, which has become essential at a time when Adobe is abandoning maintenance on M1, represents a real technical and organizational challenge for agencies and e-merchants who want to upgrade. Here’s a brief overview of the main pitfalls to avoid.

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3 alternatives to MySQL Workbench

8/31/2020 - #development

For local web development, we usually use PHPMyAdmin or PHPStorm's embedded tool, as they are easy to use, fast and complete. But when it comes to handling pre-production and production bases, it's a bit tricky, because, for security reasons, installing PHPMyAdmin isn’t recommended. So what’s the answer? SQL in CLI, connected in SSH? No thanks – it’s not very practical.

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Boost your Magento backend performances with REDIS!

10/24/2019 - #development #magento

What’s that?
Redis is a cache system using the RAM of the server to rapidly access the data with a key / value combination.
I am going to introduce you how to implement Redis on Magento and boost your server side performances. I hope this article will be as fast and efficient as Redis is!

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The recipe for a good Data Model on Magento 2 - Part 1

3/22/2018 - #development #ecommerce #magento

The menu today : realise a good data model for your future projects on Magento 2, eventhough this is not French cuisine, we wanted to offer you our recipe. 

As a recipe, there will be different steps to realise and here is the list of ingredients and preparation to make :

  • Part 1 : preparing the main ingredients
  • Part 2 : adding flavour
  • Part 3 the Chef’s secret

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The recipe for a good Data Model on Magento 2 - Part 2

3/22/2018 - #development #ecommerce #magento

Part 2 : Adding Flavour

At the moment we only have the business-class-model part, we need to add the relation with our datas. To do so, we will create our “resource models”. The resource models enable to link our models with the data base. Here the classes inherite from AbstractDb in order to accomplish some operations before or after different actions on the database, for instance « after/beforeDelete», « after/beforeSave » but above all to define in the constructor the table and the primary key related to our object using the “_init” method.

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The recipe for a good Data Model on Magento 2 - Part 3

3/22/2018 - #development #ecommerce #magento

Part 3 : The chef's touch

The entity manager is available since version 2.1 of Magento. First and foremost I have to bring to your attention that since version 2.2, its use is not recommended by Magento anymore, here is what the framework says about the class “EntityManager” :
“It is not recommended to use the EntityManager and its infrastructure for the Persistence Entities. In the next version a new “PersistenceEntity Manager” will be created in order to cover the needs of the persistence with the API requests for the reading of the datas.”

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10 tips for Magento website audits [PART 2]

12/15/2016 - #cuture-web #development #ecommerce #extensions #magento #marketing

A deep analysis of a Magento website is crucial to get a realistic overview of a project before starting working on it.
In the first part of this article, we have pointed out some tips regarding quality and performance.
We will now focus on technical and marketing aspects of a relevant Magento audit.

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10 tips for Magento website audits [PART 1]

11/29/2016 - #development #ecommerce #magento

The overhaul of Magento websites has always been tricky to evaluate. Before getting into the project, a general audit must be carried out. Whether it is a version migration, a design rebuild or just technical development, it’s crucial to have a deep analysis of the current state of the project. Potential snags will be highlighted and the assessment for the undergoing project will be more accurate. Producing an extensive report of how your Magento code is built is fundamental to estimating the tasks necessary for a full overhaul of the project. In this first part, we will present some tips related to performance and quality auditing.

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How to be prepared for the launch of your eCommerce Business

3/24/2016 - #ecommerce #management

The eCommerce marketplace is fast-growing and thus raises enormous interest from the investors.

Almost 75% of the Americans bought at least one time on the Internet in 2015. It is a growing trend as mobile purchases are gaining in popularity.
The project must be thought through before building the eCommerce website in order to ensure its viability.

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