Started Magento self-learning programming but lately feeling discouraged?  

“Starting a new journey in eCommerce can be both exciting and challenging, especially when it comes to learning a new platform such as Magento 2. If you’re feeling discouraged in your learning process, you’re not alone. It’s completely normal to feel that way, but don’t let it hold you back. You can overcome these challenges and achieve your goals with the right approach.

Here are some tips from Developers Alliance to help you stay motivated and focused on your learning journey:

1. You can start with the basics. Magento 2 is a complex platform, and it’s important to build a solid foundation. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the architecture, modules, and customization options.

2. Practice, practice, practice. The more you work with Magento 2, the more confident and skilled you’ll become. Start with small projects and gradually increase the complexity as you get more comfortable with the platform.

3. Seek out resources and support. The Magento community is vast and friendly, and there are many resources available to help you get started and overcome any challenges you may face. Consider joining online forums, attending webinars, or reaching out to experts for guidance.

4. Celebrate your progress and focus on what you have achieved. It’s easy to get discouraged when you’re just starting out, but it’s important to remind yourself of the progress you’ve made and the skills you’ve learned. Take the time to reflect on your accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem.

Learning Magento 2 takes time and effort, but the rewards of your hard work will be worth it in the end. Don’t give up on yourself, and keep pushing forward. You’ve got this!” 

Now, I’d love to hear from you. Have you faced any challenges in your journey with Magento 2? What tips do you have for staying motivated and focused? Let’s help each other out and continue to grow our knowledge and skills together!  

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7 Tips to Create a Comfortable Work Environment

Working remotely has become a common trend for many developers, and a comfortable home office environment is even more crucial in this setup. Creating a comfortable work environment can boost productivity, creativity, and job satisfaction. Here are some tips from Developers Alliance  to help you create a comfortable work environment:

– Ensure proper lighting: Good lighting can help reduce eye strain, and headaches, and improve overall mood. Try to have a mix of natural and artificial light.

– Adjust temperature: The temperature should be neither too hot nor too cold. Keep the temperature at a comfortable level for the majority of people in the room.

– Consider ergonomics: Make sure your workspace is ergonomically designed. This includes a comfortable chair, proper desk height, and the right distance from your computer screen.

– Decorate: Add plants, posters, or other personal items to the space to make it feel more like home.

– Organize: Keep your workspace tidy and organized. Clutter can be distracting and make it difficult to focus.

– Offer amenities: Provide basic amenities like a water cooler, coffee maker, and snacks.

– Encourage breaks: Encourage people to take breaks and stretch their legs.

Creating a positive work environment in your home may seem like an unnecessary task, however, it is an important aspect of staying organized and productive.

We’d love to hear from you! Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.


You don’t have to memorize everything when it comes to programming

When it comes to learning and development, it is not enough to simply memorize facts and figures. As developers, it is essential to understand the principles behind them in order to create more efficient and effective solutions, solve problems more effectively, and use our time more wisely.

In Developers-Alliance/ we find that memorizing things is a common habit when it comes to learning, but it is important for us to understand the concepts behind them. For instance, as a developer of Magento 2, it is not enough for them to simply learn the syntax and commands for the platform. Instead, it is crucial to understand how the code works and how they can use it to create custom solutions.

Below we would like to share with you 8 tips from our developers for remembering everything you’re learning:

-Focus on understanding concepts and ideas
-Apply what you’re learning
-View other people’s code
-Find a community
-Know where to find answers to your questions
-Compile good resources
-Take notes

In short, memorization of facts and figures is a useful skill, but understanding the inner workings of the system is far more valuable for developers. Magento 2 is a particularly complex system, so it’s even more important for developers to understand the inner workings of the system in order to write efficient and accurate code.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions about our developers, their availability for work on your project or anything else. We are always happy to help! You can reach us via


Benefits of using OKRs 

As a developer, it’s important to stay organized and track your progress. The OKR system (Objectives and Key Results) is a great tool to help you do this. The OKR system focuses on setting measurable goals and tracking progress towards those goals, rather than focusing on traditional milestones. 

With the OKR system, you can break down your objectives into smaller, achievable goals and track your performance against them. You can also measure the impact of each goal and adjust your strategy accordingly. This helps you optimize your workflow and maximize productivity. 

The OKR system can also be used to track team performance, making it an invaluable tool for developers and project managers alike. With the OKR system, you can monitor progress, adjust goals, and stay focused on the ultimate goal.

The OKR system is an essential tool for developers working with Magento 2. This system allows developers to set objectives and key results to measure the success of their projects. By setting clear objectives and key results, developers can track their progress, measure the results of their work, and adjust their strategy to ensure they are achieving their goals. Through the OKR system, developers can prioritize tasks, focus on the most critical tasks, and ensure they allocate their resources appropriately. With the OKR system, developers can be confident that their projects are progressing in the right direction. 

Developers Alliance strongly believes that the key to successfully implementing an OKR system is making sure that everyone is on board and understands the system. This involves communicating the system clearly and providing training and support to ensure everyone understands how it works. It’s also important to ensure that the goals are achievable and that everyone is held accountable for reaching them. 

Once the OKR system is in place, it should be monitored and adjusted as needed. This helps ensure that the goals remain achievable and that progress is being made. It also provides an opportunity to assess the system and make changes to ensure it’s running as efficiently as possible.

We believe, that by implementing an OKR system, our team will be able to ensure that everyone is working towards the same objectives and that progress is being made. This helps us to create a culture of success and ensures that the company is running as smoothly as possible.

Share with us your achievements, and how you implemented the OKR system at your companies. And how has it influenced your progress? 


Sustainable And Green Office Initiatives

When it comes to creating a sustainable and green office, there are a few key initiatives that our company is actively doing or considering implementing.

These initiatives will help to reduce the environmental footprint of the business while also contributing to the overall company culture.

Here are a few of our green office ideas :

1. A company policy that encourages green initiatives. It is part of the company culture to reduce waste, conserve energy, and use environmentally friendly materials.

2. Investment in energy-efficient equipment and appliances. This helps to reduce energy costs and emissions.

3. Encouraging staff to use public transport and carpools to commute to and from work.

4. Encouraging staff to practice recycling and composting in the office.

5. Purchasing eco-friendly office supplies and furniture.

6. We installed energy-efficient lighting and use natural lighting whenever possible.

7. Using online collaboration tools instead of traveling for business.

8. We have implemented remote work policies that allow staff to work from home, which definitely helps reduce emissions from commuting.

These are just a few things we are doing and they can give you some ideas to get you started on creating a sustainable and green office. By implementing these initiatives, companies can help to reduce their environmental footprint while contributing to a positive company culture.

Share with us your ideas, on how to implement green initiatives and culture in our company. Any ideas?


Communicate Early And Often

How often do you communicate with your co-workers? If the answer is often then you are on the right way.
When we are talking about communication at work, we should remember, that for some professions it is highly important, while for others not that much. 
According to Agile methodology, developers should have 2-week cycles on code development. The same is true for communication on big projects. Developers should try to have a major touch every 2 weeks. That includes the status they have on all of their projects and everything.
The purpose of communication is to demonstrate knowledge of purpose, to show focus, and to demonstrate results. Here are the major forms of communication. 
A high-level design communicates that you know what you were entrusted to deliver. It doesn’t have to be fancy. I am comfortable with rough sketches of a good data model, detailed key use cases, and interfaces to 3rd party software.
A development plan shows plausibly that you understand the steps required to deliver. 
Regular status updates are good because they demonstrate focus. Managers do not care if you have worked on this or that. They care about what you have delivered. From a developer’s point of view, a good time to deliver a status report is when you commit code to source code control. Of course, you need good comments to show that you are delivering according to the plan. It is also a natural time to deliver because it represents an end to a “flow” or a period of being “in the zone”.
Flagging roadblocks is crucial because it demonstrates both knowledge of the purpose and focuses. A good manager will help you resolve these, but (s)he has to know about them.
Dealing with bugs is a particularly sensitive time because a bug represents a breakdown of trust. After all, in your manager’s mind, you didn’t deliver what you said you would. Being extra-communicative here is very important.
A great developer quickly reports important findings. When you start a task, acknowledge it—especially the important ones. Communicate that you are working on it. This could be as simple as marking a ticket In Progress. It could be sending an email response stating you have received the request for assistance and are investigating it. (Maxwell, 2021)
Developers do not be afraid to speak up, as the right communication with your team lead or colleagues is vital for saving your time and energy. Over time, good communication will build up good trust, and ultimately, the quality and quantity of your work will determine your trust.
Maxwell, J. (2021). The Art of E-commerce Debugging. SwiftOtter, Inc.

EBA continues to support businesses in Georgia

This November, EBA  organized a meeting with the multilateral development banks in Georgia. The event brought together representatives of the Georgian Parliament, Government, IFIS, EU Delegation to Georgia, and Diplomatic Corps. 

Participants had a unique opportunity to receive information regarding investment opportunities for EU and Caucasus firms through participation in Multilateral Development Bank tenders and other business opportunities directly from the Heads of IFIs-. 

Developers Alliance had a great opportunity to meet representatives from financial institutions and the government. Participate in discussions, about the Dos & Donts of Successful Bidding for IFI/EU Projects. 


How To Manage Your Stress As A Developer 

Stress is a common problem among developers and can be caused by many different factors. For example, deadlines, lack of resources, and an overwhelming workload can all lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed and unable to cope. 

Stress can also come from working in a competitive environment, not having enough time to complete tasks, or dealing with difficult clients. 

It’s important for developers to recognize when they’re feeling stressed and take steps to manage it. This may include taking breaks, exercising, or talking to a mental health professional. 

Taking care of your mental health is as important as taking care of your physical health, and can help you stay productive and successful in your career.

As a developer, it is important to take steps to avoid stress in order to remain productive and efficient.

Here are a few tips on how to avoid stress for developers: 

1. Take regular breaks. Working for long hours without breaks can lead to burnout and stress. Make sure to take regular breaks throughout the day to clear your mind and refocus. 

2. Set realistic goals. Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many tasks or projects. Focus on setting realistic goals and breaking them down into smaller tasks. This will ensure that you are able to complete your work without becoming overwhelmed. 

3. Get organized. Make sure to plan out your tasks and create a timeline for yourself. This will help you stay on track and ensure that you are able to complete all of your tasks in a timely manner. 

4. Exercise. Exercise can help reduce stress and improve your mental health. Aim to get a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise each day. 

5. Get enough sleep. Make sure to get a good night’s sleep every night to ensure that you are well-rested and energized for the day ahead. 

6. Talk to someone. If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, don’t hesitate to reach out to your HR for help. Talking to someone can help you work through your stress and come up with practical solutions. 

By following these tips, developers can effectively avoid stress and stay productive. 

We prioritize the well-being of our team, which leads to improved performance on the job. Reach out to our HR to find more:

Below check out tips to avoid stress from our developers. Do you agree with them? Share your ideas with us in the comments.

Why shouldn’t I compare myself to others?

We all have our own unique journeys in life and comparing ourselves to others can be a dangerous trap. 

When we compare ourselves to others, it can lead to feelings of inadequacy, jealousy, and even depression. 

When we compare ourselves to someone else, we’re focusing on the things that we don’t have, or that we’re not as good at as someone else. This can lead to feelings of inferiority, which can be damaging to our mental health and self-esteem. 

Comparing ourselves to others can also prevent us from recognizing our own successes and achievements. We tend to focus on what we don’t have, rather than on our own accomplishments. This can lead to a lack of motivation and a feeling of helplessness. 

Rather than compare ourselves to others, we should focus on our own goals and aspirations. We should celebrate our successes and work to improve in areas where we may be lacking. We should also remember that everyone’s journey is different and that comparison is not a helpful tool for personal growth. 

By focusing on our own journeys and accomplishments, we can build our self-confidence and use our experiences to make us better people. 

Here are six main find outs what comparison can actually do to your health and life and why you are better off without it.

-Enough is not enough. 
-You may feel unhappy
-Everyone is different
-You may be comparing yourself to something fake
-You can miss out on what you can bring to the world
-Comparison can cause you not to see the good things in your life  (Alex Loredo, 2022)

So don’t compare yourself to others – focus on your own goals and successes!

Please share your experiences with us, how often have you compared yourself to others? 


7 Practical tips to stay alert and focused while coding

Coding is the core of what most developers do and as an activity requires sufficient levels of concentration to be performed effectively.

As we live in a world full of distractions, it can be at times difficult to stay alert and focused while coding. Combat this by being aware of the different forms of distractions and taking action to resist them.

Your well-being, routines, motivations, and how effectively you plan, all play a role in your ability to remain focused while coding. Several time management tools and productivity techniques also exist that can aid and boost concentration.

If you are looking to improve your focus and concentration while working with Magento 2, here are some tips to help you get started:

1. Break down complex tasks into smaller chunks. This will help you focus better and make the task more manageable.

2. Set realistic goals for yourself. Setting goals allows you to measure your progress and will enable you to stay motivated.

3. Make sure you are getting enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can lead to decreased concentration and affect your overall performance.

4. Take regular breaks. Taking a few minutes to walk around or grab a snack can help clear your head and improve your focus.

5. Minimize distractions. Turn off notifications, close unnecessary windows, and move to a quiet space to help you stay focused.

6. Stay organized. Have a plan for the day and keep track of your progress.

7. Utilize different resources. Use tutorials, videos, and other resources to learn about Magento 2 and understand the concepts better.

Following these tips should help you improve your concentration and performance when working with Magento 2. Good luck!

Below you will find out how our developers try to concentrate and trick their brains to like doing different things.

What habit do you think is necessary to adopt starting from now on? Shall we challenge ourselves and obtain a new habit each week? What would be your choice to start with?