Disable autoformat in IntelliJ / PHPStorm

When using IntelliJ or PHPStorm as IDE, I use the autoformat for code (Code -> Reformat Code or Ctrl+Alt+L). It works great. But in some cases I need to disable autoformat for some parts of the code. This is how you can disable autoformat in your code:

The result after executing the autoformat command […]

Get constant value by generated name

Today a colleague of mine ask me if it is possible to call a class constant inside of another class by generating the constant name on the fly. The reason was, that he had multiple constants in one class that had patterned / generic names like that:

And he wanted to address them like […]

Save typing effort for complex MySQL queries with custom variables or procedures

To save time and because it’s not that smart to repeatedly retype the same things multiple times, you can user custom variables in MySQL like that:

You first have to run the SET query. Afterwards the variables are available for the whole session. Then you can fire the SELECT with the custom variables. Another […]

Disable touchpad under Ubuntu

This little tutorial shows, how to disable touchpad under Ubuntu (v. 16.04) permanently. The reason is, that I generally use only the red trackpoint of my Lenovo T530 as a pointing device. I don’t need a touchpad anyway. But when working with the trackpoint, I accidentally touch the touchpad with my thumbs many times. That […]

Run multiple Magerun instances at once

In the past I already wrote articles about the very genius tool Magerun from Netz98, that I nearly use on every Magento project. Recently I had the challenge to run three instances of Magerun on the same physical server with only one shell account. This was necessary because I ordered a big cluster from maxcluster for […]

Magento change attribute scope in setup script

This code snippet shows how to change attribute scope in a setup script:

And the config.xml: