Lately, the topics of diversity and inclusion have been on my mind a lot. Not just because of Kevin Spacey, but because some personal comments I heard from a (female) friend in the Magento community. And since, I have talked a lot with people on this. Now, if you look at the character that MageTestFest (an international developer event taking place 1 week from now) has, you might get the impression that this event is only a boys-thing. Time to prove you wrong!

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No great conference is complete without great sponsors. And we are happy to announce that our first sponsor is Byte, a well-known hosting provider from The Netherlands. Let's see what they are up to and how they enhance the MageTestFest conference of November 17th, 2017.

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With Magento 2.2 on the roadmap for September, various new improvements popped up on the radar. One of these is the concept of ViewModels, offloading features from Block classes into separate ViewModel classes. But do we need to wait until Magento 2.2 before we can use these ViewModels?

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For about half a year to one year, the community is buzzing on headless Magento. For newcomers, it is a little bit hard to grasp why this is needed. Or what it actually involves. And it seems different people decide on the concept for different reasons. Let's dive a little bit in the details of what and how.

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In the past few months, I have heard of more and more projects going live with Magento 2. However, not always the projects go live as they should. For instance, sometimes Magento 2 shops go live with the Developer Mode still being active. From a developer point of view, this is a big no-no. But as newcomer with Magento 2, this might be something you need to learn about. To make sure, Magento 2 shops are optimized before being put to production, here is a checklist to help you.

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