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July 2011

Performance Tip: How to Prevent 100% CPU Spikes with TortoiseSVN

Ron Peled 8:07 am

Performance Tip: How to Prevent 100% CPU Spikes with TortoiseSVN

By | Web Development

One of the tools I swear by is Subversion, since I use Windows as my default development OS, it is only natural that TortoiseSVN is pretty much installed on any environment I work on. The only downside I can tell to TortoiseSVN is it’s poorly designed cache mechanism that does not scale well with large sets of files.

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File Name Case Sensitivity and SVN

Ron Peled 8:07 am

File Name Case Sensitivity and SVN

By | Magento, Web Development

Last week I tried to add the media folder of a large catalog Magento website. Initially everything worked well, however eventually I started having severe issues on my local development environment. The issue is largely related to the File Name Case Sensitivity within SVN and how file names behave differently between Linux and Windows. I am just sharing my observation and I do not have a complete answer to this issue as of yet, maybe you can help here…

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Security Tip: Disable the HTTP TRACE method in Apache

Ron Peled 10:57 am

Security Tip: Disable the HTTP TRACE method in Apache

By | Magento, Web Development

If you are running a multi-million dollar eCommerce site you may want to make sure that the HTTP TRACE method is disabled. By default this method is enabled in Apache, and if enabled it allows for Cross Site Tracing Issue and potentially giving the option to a hacker to steal your cookie information from a specific website so later they can impose as you.

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How to Check for HTTPS in Magento phtml Files?

Ron Peled 7:01 am

How to Check for HTTPS in Magento phtml Files?

By | Magento Code Snippets

These days our eCommerce pages are littered with third party social bookmarking tools, social media tools, facebook like buttons, add this buttons, and third party marketing scripts. It is easy to lose track of the most basic aspect of your shopping carts’ security: valid HTTPS pages. Here is a quick way to isolate all of these third party utilities and simply avoid using them in the HTTPS pages:

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