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Reacticons PWA Studio day - intercept this!
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 9 Jul 2021
In October 2021, the fourth Reacticon will take place, focused on Magento & Shopware frontending. This is the place to be (online) if you want to learn more about where frontending will head next. And because Magento PWA Studio is definitely part of that story, we dedicate a full day on it.
How to setup a learning strategy in your company?
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 2 Jul 2021
As an agency, you'll need to make sure that your developers are constantly learning: Technology is constantly on the move, so should the skillset of developers. While training those developers is one option, there are many other ways as well. All-in-all, there needs to be a corporate strategy for learning, a policy to make sure skills are kept up-to-date Here's a sum up.
How to justify a Hyvä Themes License
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 29 Jun 2021
The buzz is real: Hyvä Themes does make a difference. Where many were disappointed with the Magento 2 frontend (which didn't change for half a decade), Hyvä took everyone by surprise with its clean performant frontend. And there is a charge: You need to pay for a license to get the code. Let's discuss whether this license fee is justified or not.
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 14 Jun 2021
My ElasticSearch Docker setup for Magento 2
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 11 Jun 2021
With Magento 2.4, having ElasticSearch up and running became a requirement. In production, but also in development. For this, using Docker is great. However, I always am looking for cranking up the speed of Docker images locally, to allow for the best developer experience. Here's what I did with my Docker setup for Magento 2.
Shopware PWA training in July
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 1 Jun 2021
This July - in the European mornings of 12th and 13th - we are organizing our first Shopware PWA online training. We are pretty excited about this, not only because Shopware PWA is a great headless solution, but also because it is in fact our first Vue Storefront Next training. Here is what is up.
Why e-learning is of the future?
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 27 May 2021
I've been training developers for years now and - with the danger of sounding arrogant - I've become pretty good at it: It is not only about outlining a certain technology, but it also about explaining things in the proper wordings, with simple examples, with advanced details, making all entertaining enough to listen to. But there's a catch.
Hyva Themes training on June 14th and 15th
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 13 May 2021
The Hyva Theme is taken the Magento community by surprise. A pleasant surprise. Where everybody was just sinking away in disappointment about the Luma frontend not being improved for years, Willem Wigman stood up and created something better: Hyva was born. And I'm proud to say that I'm joining this fresh movement by providing proper training for it.
Study Magento PWA Studio when you are ready for it
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 8 May 2021
After some months of hard work, it is finally here: My Magento PWA Studio On-Demand training is now live. Not just videos, but full student notes, lab exercises and teacher support (from me) as well. If you are wondering how to get started with PWA Studio, you can either experiment on your own or take the fast track with this easy investment.
Rescheduling Reacticon 4 to this October 2021
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 5 May 2021
Service notice: We needed to move Reacticon 4 from June 2021 (a month away) to October 2021. Because of circumstances (both professional and personal) we felt it was a better idea to have a bit more time preparing for things. That being said, make sure to put it in your agenda because you do not want to miss this: October 11-15.
Pick the Magento frontend that you prefer
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 16 Apr 2021
There used to be only one frontend for Magento 2: Based on XML layout, PHTML templating, LESS, RequireJS, KnockoutJS, jQuery and much more - the Luma frontend is highly extensible but therefore also highly complicated. However, we have seen a rise of new frontends in the last couple of years. And this brings up a vital question: Which frontend are you going to use?
Prefer require() over Magento declaritive notation
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 11 Apr 2021
I've heard it before: To use the
data-mage-init syntax for loading Magento scripts, instead of using a simple inline
require() call. Just because Magento says so. But is that really a good practice? Let's do a comparison.