Viewing posts from July, 2013
For the past few years I've been deploying my Django projects to Webfaction with Fabric. Fabric is an amazing tool very similar to Capistrano for Rails that allows you to run a series of shell commands in sequence. While this is going to be a simple example of Fabric usage, it shows how it can save time.
Recently I've needed to create a development version of our Magento website so I can work on / break things and not break the live site. The phpMyAdmin in MAMP does not like large database imports though, as they will usually fail. This seems to happen especially with Magento databases for me. The simple way to get around this is to not use phpMyAdmin at all for loading the database. Instead, I've found loading it directly through mysql works and it's a LOT faster.