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Join our ExtDN Open Chat meetup (March 11th)
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 25 Feb 2021
The worlds current lockdown prevents us from attending conferences, while there is actually so much to debate in the current Magento ecosystem. ExtDN comes to the rescue by organizing regular meetups for anyone to attend. The first session - March 11th - will be focused upon the future of Magento extensibility. Make sure to join us!
Magento PWA Studio, Vue Storefront or Hyva? They all suck
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 21 Feb 2021
If you have been following the Magento news for the last years, you have noticed that PWA is the future! However, recently, Willem Wigman shook the community by releasing his Hyva Theme alternative. So, now this is the future. Or is it still PWA?
A faster Docker for ElasticSearch
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 6 Jan 2021
In the last couple of years, my development stack has become larger: MySQL and PHP were always in there, just like Redis. But - since I'm playing with Magento 2.4, Shopware 6 and Vue Storefront - ElasticSearch has been added to that stack as well. To guarantee my productivity, I tried to make it as fast as possible. Here's my setup.
Magento 2 `Yireo_Webp2` becomes `Yireo_NextGenImages`
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 29 Dec 2020
For some time now, I've been maintaining the Yireo_Webp2 module, which replaces JPG and PNG images on-the-fly with WebP images, which are usually much smaller. This module is now being merged with Yireo_NextGenImages. Why? Keep reading.
Modernizing Vue Storefront 1
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 25 Dec 2020
While Vue Storefront Next is on the horizon (well, it is already out there), Magento developers still need to do it with Vue Storefront 1. This sounds bad. But it is not. Vue Storefront 1 is powerful, as long as you stick to some modern practices, summed in this post.
Full video course on Vue Storefront 1 (coming up)
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 22 Dec 2020
While there are numerous PWA solutions out there, within the Magento ecosystem, Vue Storefront 1 still forms a reliable and flexible solution. It is not for everyone. But once you get the hang, you'll love it. Because of this, I've stepped up and created a video course for you. Not free, but definitely economical. And it is more than videos.
"The Registry" - a podcast on Magento things
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 28 Nov 2020
Already three episodes have been recorded and the fourth is coming up soon: Peter Jaap Blaakmeer of Elgentos and I seemed to be pulling it off with our podcast The Registry: At least two others are listening to what two Dutch guys have to say. And maybe this is for you too?
Magento 2 training in December
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 19 Nov 2020
The end of the year is coming closer. Some say 2020 simply sucked. But it doesn't mean all is a waste. For instance, e-commerce business is thriving on the current crisis. And therefore, investing in knowledge is a smart move to prepare for 2021. We got your back with a full stack Magent 2 training program.
Reacticon is a wrap
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 26 Oct 2020
Almost two weeks ago, from October 13th to October 15th, Reacticon v3 took place, organized by Yireo. Three days full of frontend development talks. But not just PWA. Refreshing alternatives to the current Magento frontend passed by as well. Here is the wrap up.
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.