We are proud to announce you that MageTestFest is officially on. The date is set on November 17th 2017, the site is live and we are proud to announce our first speaker: Vinai Kopp.
Magento 2 is hot. And you can see by the number of events out there. In the Netherlands only already there is MeetMagento, MageUnconference, MageTestFest and possibly a MageTitans in 2018. And we have the local user groups. On May 18th we are gathering for a meetup in Nijmegen to discuss SEO features in Magento 2. And there will be a primer on the launch of a new Yoast extension for Magento 2.
Time flies. It's already 11 days ago since I came back from Imagine 2017. However, I still wanted to write up this blog to share some of my thoughts on the announcements made during Imagine 2017. It was a blast. I do have some comments though.
So first of all the great news: It has been announced that Magento 2.2 (the upcoming release) will support only PHP 7. In other words, PHP 5 support is dropped and we can move our code forward to PHP 7. So what this mean for Magento 2 interceptors.
Here we are again: Last year and beginning of this year, we organized various rounds of Magento 2 developer trainings, and because the courses have been so popular, we are now repeating the same 4 trainings again March and April, starting this Friday (and we are open for last minute subscriptions!).
Often I hear that Magento 2 is slow and loading its pages in dozens in seconds. Strange I would say, because my Magento 2 development environment is fast, faster than a Magento 1 shop could be. Here are some ground rules to make your Magento 2 in development fast too.
Before I start writing, first of all, big kudos to Alan Storm who wrote an excellent blog where I actually got all of my details from. This guide is mainly meant to extend his post with some further thoughts and practical steps.
Last week the official word came out: I'm awarded with the title Magento Master - more specifically a Mover. I'm really honored with this, so wanted to dedicate a small blog on this. Here is what, why and how awesome.
More and more Magento 2 projects reach their final stage all across the world. And with that, the question what would be the ideal deployment procedure also pops up. During trainings I have been discussing the right steps over and over again. Even though I do not build shops itself, here's a writeup on what I think would be a proper deployment of Magento 2.
Happy new year everyone! We hope you enjoyed the holidays and we hope you are looking forward to a great exciting 2017. May all your wishes come true and the force be with you. Cheesiness set aside, we honestly believe 2017 is going to be a great year. And we love to share some of our ideas for 2017 with you.
Time flies when you're having fun. And we had great fun on Friday October 21st 2016 with another version of our Magento 2 Seminar event. Here is a recap of this great community event that took place in The Netherlands.
We hope you did not miss this news: Various security patches came out last weeks, and you should be upgrading soon, if not already. This mailing is another reminder for this.
Magento announced a few days ago on October 11th the release of a new patch SUPEE-8788 which closes a dangerous security hole in Magento. After that, Magento 1.9.3 has been released and Magento 2.1.2 as well. If you have a Magento site, patch now! This is said to have the same impact as the ShopLift attack a few years ago.
Next week, Friday October 21st 2016, we are putting together a seminar focussed on Magento 2. With people being so enthousiastic about it, with a line-up of speakers that is simply awesome and with an organization that costs us so much energy (sigh), it is perhaps good to write up a balance of why this seminar is different than others: What makes the Magento 2 Seminar unique?
In October 2015 Google announced AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages), used for making smaller web pages to be shown on mobile devices. Many pages are at this moment not optimized yet for mobile use, which results in downloading lots of data - something can and should be optimized. AMP offers a solution for this.
There are numerous language packs available for Magento 2 and a lot of them are community-driven. Magento itself offers its own CrowdIn account for volunteers to contribute. However, each country needs to determine who manages which translation in which manner. In the Netherlands, we are proposing a community-based translation via Dutchento. And we are organizing 2 events to give this a kickstart.
On August 16th, the Magento User Group Den Bosch (Netherlands) is meeting up on security. Security has always been an important topic for developers, merchants and shop builders, so we can expect many interesting things to be mentioned during this meetup.