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Removing ElasticSearch from Magento 2.4
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 26 Sep 2020
Ok, this might be click-bait: This blog is not only about removing ElasticSearch from Magento 2.4. It is about removing all search functionality from Magento 2: The quick search, the indexing, the advanced search ... and ElasticSearch. Is that a wise idea? I don't know, but it works for me.
Inviting the US and India to Reacticon 3
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 23 Sep 2020
Reacticon - the leading developer conference on Magento frontend development - is only three weeks away, taking place on October 13th to 15th. Slowly, the program is being put together. But we are aiming for time slots to be choosen in such a way that both the Indian subcontinent and the US of A is able to join. Curious? Keep reading.
Adding Magento 2 ViewModels to widgets
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 7 Sep 2020
Instead of extending upon Block classes, ViewModels are forming a new best practice for dealing with adding custom logic to existing templates in Magento 2. Very cool. But unfortunately, this is a bit harder when it comes to widgets. Harder, but only slightly, because of plugins.
The unstable release of Magento 2.4.0 :o
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 3 Sep 2020
I've been talking to quite some agencies that have postponed an upgrade from 2.3 to 2.4 until Magento 2.4.1 comes out. Why? Because of the instability that a new major release brings. To quote them. Agencies have learned this from bad experience in the past. I'm not surprised but yet I am surprised. This blog is a humble overview of what kind of (in)stability 2.4.0 might bring.
Reacticon v3 online, v4 moved to 2021
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 7 Aug 2020
Quite some time ago already - maybe about 4 months ago - we decided to postpone Reacticon v3 from June 2020 to October 2020 because of the Corona crisis. We are still in the same crisis and it might well get worse. So it should not come as a surprise when I tell you that - unfortunately - Reacticon will be postponed to June 20201. But that would not be entirely correct.
What is wrong with my Magento 2 replacement packages?
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 24 Jul 2020
For some time, I'm maintaining Magento 2 composer packages that apply the composer
replace trick to allow for Magento 2 core modules to be removed again. In the last days, I made some dramatic changes, removing old releases and creating new, upsetting people along the way. What is wrong with me?!?
Do you actually need Magento PWA Studio?
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 8 Jul 2020
I'm often being asked whether Magento PWA Studio is ready for building a complete PWA or not. Is it stable enough? Does it have enough features? And the more I try to answer questions like these - me diving into the technical parts of PWA Studio - the more I wonder whether you actually need Magento PWA Studio that much. So here is the real question: Do you actually need Magento PWA Studio?
Why Magento 2 integration tests might fail early?
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 2 Jul 2020
I regularly bump into the Magento 2 integration test procedure failing, before it even reaches my own tests. Here are a couple of reasons why things might be failing, partially related to the setup of the testing framework, partially related to the extension code.
Updating Magento tax rates for Germany's temporary tax relief
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 16 Jun 2020
End of May, the German government made a decision to relieve their taxes a bit to help businesses get through the Corona crisis. This starts on July 1st and stops at the end of 2020. How to modify Magento for changes like these?