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ElasticSearch cluster health is yellow, which is ok?
Jisse Reitsma - August 31, 2022
ElasticSearch is nowadays everywhere in the ecosystem of Magento (and Shopware slowly as well). With Magento 2.4, ElasticSearch was added to the system requirements. But even though numerous developers are using ElasticSearch in production and in development, it is quite common to see that the ElasticSearch cluster to be yellow in color. Is this ok?
Comparison of Vue Storefront for Magento and for Shopware
Jisse Reitsma - August 18, 2022
Recently - end of July - the Magento 2 integration of Vue Storefront 2 saw the daylight (well, it was already out there but July 20th marked the first stable release). Because of this, I felt it was a good idea to compare the integration with Magento 2 with Shopware PWA (the Vue Storefront 2 integration with Shopware 6). Apples and pears.
Magento 2 robots router horror
Jisse Reitsma - 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
Jisse Reitsma - 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
Jisse Reitsma - 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
Jisse Reitsma - 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
Jisse Reitsma - 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?
Sponsor me via GitHub Sponsors (or buy me a coffee)
Jisse Reitsma - 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
Jisse Reitsma - 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
Jisse Reitsma - 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
Jisse Reitsma - 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.