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  • 1:40 Phil promises not to make any more audio clip errors
  • 3:18 Drawing for first copy of Grokking Magento Book giveaway. Congrats Tom Robertshaw
  • 10:45 Custom build development time
  • 19:28 40 hour work week
  • 35:21 Call-in question from Rick Buczynski (Compare the differences between agency developer vs merchant developer)
  • 51:25 2nd part of call-in question (What is value of getting certified for Magento 1.x when 2.x is coming out in a year)

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The guys set the record straight on a few things they got wrong, grill newly-hired Magento Evangelist Ben Marks about his role, ask hard questions (where are the forums?) and Ben name-drops with all of the PHP folks he’s getting to know in his newfound role.

  • 9:48 Software release schedules around holidays and the idea of release candidates.
  • 28:45 Kalen reminisces about his early days of working with Magento
  • 29:32 Ben talks about how he got his start in teaching the Magento U courses and the filming of the first video that is still available online.
  • 36:11 How Magento 2 is doing a better job of communicating with the community
  • 38:50 Search in Magento
  • 40:55 Ben talks about what it means being a Developer Evangelist for Magento and how he measures the success of the position
  • 1:01:36 How can the community help Ben
  • 1:03:07 Ben drops some hints about the new forum solution Magento is looking at for replacing the now read-only forums and a possibly timeline for its release.

Corrections for Ep12

  • Colin Mollenhour never submitted code surrounding the improvements in indexing for EE 1.13, but he had exchanged emails with the core team on ideas. Piotr Kaminski clarified that there were already conversations happening internally along these same lines of thinking.
  • Piotr also clarified that none of Kalen’s gloriously beautiful code was used in the responsive email designs for EE 1.14. It all came from Classy Llama. Props to the Llamas.

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  • 5:52 Phil and Kalen clear the air on what is going on with the elusive Episode 13
  • 9:18 Phil talks about some weird experiences with eCommerce that occurred over his vacation
  • 13:40 Hosting Magento in the cloud
  • 14:58 Phil and Kalen discuss some of the infrastructure of the site that was crushed by the Today Show appearance
  • 22:15 The Kalen + Phil origin story
  • 27:03 Magento licensing discussion
  • 32:06 Kalen and Phil introduce listener feedback
  • 34:38 The MageTalk Drinking game@pronto2000
  • 36:03 Kimberely Thomas controversy
  • 39:44 Inside MageMail
  • 55:18 Sweet Tooth interview [Kalen Intro]
  • 56:29 Sweet Tooth interview
  • 56:54 What is Sweet Tooth (hint: they are not a candy shop)
  • 59:00 Expanding into other platforms / Moving to SaaS
  • 1:04:06 Magento vs. Shopify partner programs
  • 1:12:42 Magento Connect vs Shopify App Store
  • 1:26:25 Revenue share per platform
  • 1:28:20 Content marketing
  • 1:29:20 Kalen used to work for Sweet Tooth
  • 1:32:54 What makes Sweet Tooth a great place to work at
  • 1:34:06 Sweet Tooth is hiring
  • 1:35:12 The loyalty industry

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  • 1:45 Kalen talks about buying a new bike after his old one gets stolen out of his backyard
  • 6:50 The guys discuss Phil’s pronunciation nuances and Kalen’s obsession over constantly correcting him
  • 9:10 The guys discuss the controversy around California 6
  • 12:10 Kalen gives an update on MageMail
  • 16:07 Discussions around new hires at Clean and Something Digital
  • 22:49 What Phillip looks for in a potential hire
  • 33:16 Bootcamp programs for new developers
  • 35:32 Phillip talks about apprenticeships (or the lack thereof) in the industry
  • 37:44 Sponsor – Sonassi
  • 41:05 Extension of the week: Catalin SEO
  • 48:07 Code quality checking tools
  • 50:50 Kalen’s updated twitter bio
  • 51:55 Phillip lists some of his “dumb” ideas
  • 54:20 New MageMail feature – Recommendation engine based on purchase history

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Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.1 lands, Alan Kent waxes poetic about M2 Service Contracts and HHVM in his blog

- [On Magento 2 being "open source"](https://twitter.com/magenticians/status/526653045082320896)
- [M2 service contract patterns (Alan Kent)](https://alankent.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/magento-2-service-contract-patterns/)
- [Alan Kent HHVM vs PHPNG](https://alankent.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/is-phpng-vs-hhvm-the-right-first-question-quick-note/)
- COLIN GOING NUTS https://twitter.com/colinmollenhour/status/533297136440733697
- Ivan Chepurnyi seminar on TDD - http://vimeo.com/35937480
- Vinai post on upgrade scripts - http://vinaikopp.com/2014/11/03/magento-setup-scripts/

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Mage Titans review is in – big hit! Sounds like a great new conference is here in the Magento Community! Phillip reviews Magento Live Germany 2014.

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Kalen unveils a social network for Magento Developers, MageHero. Community members organize an event to close open questions on Magento Stackexchange.

  • #magestackday https://sites.google.com/site/magestackday/home
  • Sign up for our email and receive a FREE bonus episode and enter to win a hand-signed copy of Vinai Kopp’s Grokking Magento book! http://magetalk.com
  • MageHero (previously known as “MageDevs”) online
  • MageHero GitHub: https://github.com/kalenjordan/magehero

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Phillip goes to Magento Live Germany and interviews some well-known Magento Community members

Interviews:

  • Brent Peterson: https://twitter.com/brentwpeterson
  • Akeneo: http://www.akeneo.com/
  • Sylvain Rayé: https://twitter.com/sylvainraye
  • Tobias Zander: https://twitter.com/airbone42
  • Christian Münch: https://twitter.com/cmuench