Easiest & Quick to Install Magento 2

Are you use to install Magento 2 software frequently in local environment to develop/test integrations and extensions? Are you tired of installing Magento 2 software frequently and interactions required in the web installer?

Magento 2 provides command line installation tool which takes all parameters at once and installs Magento 2 software without any further intervention of user. Sounds cool! So, below is the command to install Magento 2 software quickly and easily.

php bin\magento setup:install --base-url=http://127.0.0.1/magento2/ --db-host=YOUR_DB_HOST --db-name=YOUR_DB_NAME --db-user=YOUR_DB_USER --db-password=YOUR_DB_PASSWORD --admin-firstname=YOUR_ADMIN_FIRST_NAME --admin-lastname=YOUR_ADMIN_LAST_NAME --admin-email=YOUR_ADMIN_EMAIL --admin-user=YOUR_ADMIN_USERNAME --admin-password=YOUR_ADMIN_PASSWORD --language=en_US --currency=USD --timezone=America/Chicago --cleanup-database --sales-order-increment-prefix="ORD$" --session-save=files --use-rewrites=1 --use-sample-data

Replace the parameter values with your environment values and run the command in the directory where Magento 2 installation files reside.

Tier Price - Strange Results - Magento

I tried to print tier price of all of the products in Magento. I formed a product collection and iterated through it to print the tier price using below statement.

$product->getTierPrice();

It looks working.
But to my surprise, it failed for some products. However, there is no common among the product information which either failed or succeeded.
My store had two websites configured and I settled different tier price per website.
It was giving perfect result for some products and at the same time failed for many products with no obvious reason.

Then, I tried $product->getData('tier_price') which gave the perfect result. I was working in the 'adminhtml' area. Although, setting the website Id or store Id didn't make any change.

So, my quick suggestion for those who are facing issues with tier price in Magento, try $product->getData('tier_price')

Why Magento 2 extensions are priced too high



Magento 2 is a new technology stack which can withstand to the new technology trends in web development. The use of cutting edge stack enables the Magento 2 software even more flexible, adaptable and scalable.

Magento 2 was announced to be “stable” during late 2015. However, it was full of bugs and incurred development cost. Then, Magento 2 has started releasing in two channels – 2.0.x and 2.1.x and there are very less chances of a module which was developed for 2.0.x work in 2.1.x. So, the development companies had to put extra efforts in development and testing for each channel and since Magento introduces many changes from version to version the extensions need to be maintained at high cost.

The development companies constantly tries to improve their product. But they have to pass through a long process of approval if they are selling it on marketplace of Magento. If in between some customer purchases the extension, the possibility of support will be there if any needed corrections are identified after getting the extension live.

Putting all the above together, the development companies are spending a lot of efforts in developing and maintaining the extensions and as a consequence the cost of the extensions rise.

Elastic Search shows old version

So, you have upgraded/downgraded your elasticsearch in Ubuntu os and now when you check
curl -X get http://localhost:9200
it shows old version instead of the expected version of elastic search. The interesting thing is your elasticsearch service is not running and the package is not installed either.

Solution:
Find out the java process id by running top and kill it. Say your java process id is 2250, then you should run below command.
kill 2250
Make sure you kill all of your java processes.
Reinstall elastic search now.