Yireo is proud to tell you it is part of the ExtDN (Magento Extension Developers Network), which brings various extension developers together. Here is a short introduction on what ExtDN is about.
Our previous blogpost was an April Fools joke. While most people got the joke and while most people appreciated the joke as well, we still felt we needed a counter blog to rectify things: We are not stopping with Joomla. Not at all.
We have given this a real long thought and hate to say this: We stop with Joomla. While we have enjoyed 10 years of Joomla together, we are feeling the urge to make this business decision. With this blog, we will share you some of our insights (and critical notes) on why we are making this drastic change. [Note this is an April Fools joke, it's not real]
It is always good to have a fast site, and because we're aiming also at performance tuning with Yireo, having top-notch technology with our own Yireo site is a must. Currently we have switched to PHP 7 and HTTP 2, and we are happy to share some of its details.
PHP 7 was released end of last year, and since it speeds up PHP execution so much, we can only recommend people to migrate their sites to PHP 7. With Magento 2, PHP 7 is supported out of the box. With Magento 1, this is more cumbersome. Let's summarize some of the aspects.
Coding concepts like DRY and SOLID are well known across Magento developers. I was a bit surprised to hear that few Magento programmers know about Object calisthenics, so here is a small writeup on how this practice might improve Magento coding.
Within Magento 1 you can use observers to listen to events triggered elsewhere, and thus extend Magento in a clean way. On twitter, @tim_bezhashvyly mentioned that observer methods should be named a certain way. So let's see where this brings us.
With Yireo, we build a lot of extensions on top of Magento and Joomla, and naturally all are written with PHP. But the PHP code we write now is not the same as the code of last year: Our coding improves and the code itself evolves. You can make that happen for yourself as well. Here are some ins and outs.
For the Magento 2 Seminar we organized last January (and will still be organized again in October this year), we setup a few whitepapers to give a solid introduction to Magento 2 topics like development and code migration. The whitepapers were will received - they provide more tips and tricks than an average sales flyer - so therefore we love to share this with you too.
Magento requires tuning - we all know that. Saying that Magento is slow is something Magento-haters will say, but Magento-lovers will all agree that tuning is vital to have a faster Magento shop. So how to get to the most optimal configuration?
Last Friday - February 19th 2016 - I gave a Magento 2 developer training at the headquarters of Byte with 7 students and because it was my first, it's nice to give some ins and outs on how it went - mainly because it tells us something on Magento 2 development in general.
After being busy with Magento 2 for some time now, it is time to give attention to the other face of Yireo: Joomla. On March 18th 2016, Yireo organizes yet another Expert Session with Perfect Web Team, this time focused on SEO.
On January 22nd we organized a Magento 2 Seminar - one afternoon on the new Magento 2 (that was released November last year). It was a great event and we have received wonderful feedback. Here is a recap of the day and our findings.
While we have posted already quite a lot on Magento 2, I think it is a good idea to write a blog on what Magento 2 will do for Yireo and what Yireo will do for (and with) Magento 2. Magento 2 has caught our attention and is most likely our main focus in 2016. So what does that look like?
If you are watching the Magento news, it might not come as a surprise: The major trend of 2016 will be Magento 2, the new platform that was released late November 2015. However, there's more to tell here when dissecting that news. Here are some trends we expect to see in 2016.
Following up on the Magento 2 Seminar, which is rapidly getting filled up, we are happy to announce also a Magento 2 Hackathon - a joint venture of 4 Magento User Groups in The Netherlands, plus some additional usergroups in Germany. Take a peak.
November 17th 2015, it will be one of the most exciting times of the year: Magento 2 Stable will be released. On January 22nd, Yireo will organize a Magento 2 Seminar in The Netherlands to make Magento 2 practical for you. Here are some details on what this event will bring you.
Last week I travelled down to London to give a development training to a group of Joomla enthousiasts from the UK. The training went well, the people were extremely satisfied, so I'm quite confident to move to the next European city: Frankfurt.
Magento 22.214.171.124 has been released this Wednesday and it includes various security fixes. Because we like your shop to be secure at all times, the quick advice would be to update. However, there are a couple of practicalities you should be aware of. Let's what this release is about.