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Magento 2 robots router horror
Written by Jisse Reitsma on August 9, 2022
Some parts of Magento 2 are oriented towards flexibility, others seem to have been designed to cause headaches. One of those areas that causes me to frown is the Magento 2 robots router. Here's why.
Preannouncing Yireo Academy 2023
Written by Jisse Reitsma on July 30, 2022
I've been eager to pick up on a specific problem that all agencies face: How to get new developers? Many years ago, I organized a summercamp with weeks on a row dedicated to train new developers. And I'm happy to announce that in Q1/Q2 2023 I'm going to do this again: Yireo Academy 2023.
At last, Vue Storefront 2 integrates with Magento
Written by Jisse Reitsma on July 21, 2022
Vue Storefront has been around quite a bit: Its first public releases (version 1) dates back to 2017 and it had an integration for Magento 1 and Magento 2. However, the architecture of VSF1 was lacking. But now the wait for something better is over: The VSF2 integration with Magento 2 is there. And it looks very promising.
Packagist stats are not sales stats
Written by Jisse Reitsma on July 17, 2022
If you are creating open source PHP packages, distributed via composer, it is nice to know their popularity. For this, the Packagist statistics could be used ... a bit. This blog rambles on about how these stats could be misleading.
The confusing proposition of Shopware PWA
Written by Jisse Reitsma on June 30, 2022
Even though the title might be a bit click-bait-ish, I'm quite serious about this: Shopware PWA is a great solution that I'm personally fond of. But is it promoted in the right way? Does its messaging reach the right goals and the right audience?
Yireo EmailTester is now available for free
Written by Jisse Reitsma on June 23, 2022
It is a change I already made quite some time ago - somewhere in May - but here is the official announcement: The last of the commercial Yireo extensions - Yireo_EmailTester2 - is now available for free. Here is how and why.
Sponsor me via GitHub Sponsors (or buy me a coffee)
Written by Jisse Reitsma on June 21, 2022
I almost feel like a douchebag posting this. But the reason comes not from a monetary need, but from repeated requests by fellow developers in the Magento community that were wondering how they can give back something to me. So here it is: You can sponsor me. If you want. Via GitHub Sponsors or alternative means. If you want.
How to destroy your Lighthouse score with Hyvä
Written by Jisse Reitsma on June 12, 2022
Hyvä is great. By default, it gives you an excellent Lighthouse score. But when building real-life shops, it is easy to add additional features to the plain Hyvä setup, which causes the score to drop. Here is a list of potential things you can do to destroy the default performance gain that Hyvä gives you.
Peek at the architecture of the Yireo Courseware Portal
Written by Jisse Reitsma on May 30, 2022
Slowly we have been expanding our On-Demand training portfolio and in the middle of all these offerings is the Yireo Courseware Portal: Because it's setup is a nice example of how to build a SaaS relying on Magento plus microservices, here's a peek in the kitchen.
Top 3 mistakes you can make as a marketeer in the tech world
Written by Jisse Reitsma on May 22, 2022
Here is a top 3 mistakes you can make as a marketeer in the tech world. A bonus tip here is to keep the title phrased exactly as-is in the intro text. That's just a dumb copy-and-paste and it shows a lack of interest.
Adding new columns to large Magento core database tables
Written by Jisse Reitsma on May 9, 2022
A common belief amongst Magento developers is that adding a new column to a large database table will cause the Magento setup upgrade scripts to run for a long time, thus causing downtime. I thought this as well in the past. But is this so? As far as I can see, things are different today.
Modifying Magento core database tables?
Written by Jisse Reitsma on May 2, 2022
When learning to build modules on top of Magento 2 (v2.0.0 alpha 42 or so), I learned one thing: Do not hack the database. At least, that's what I thought would always be the correct thing to do. But nowadays, I'm undergoing a mind shift. Is it ok to modify the Magento core database tables anyway?