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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?
Improving Vue Storefront 1 compilation times
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 22 May 2020
Rate throttling for Magento 2 GraphQL
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 14 May 2020
The GraphQL API of Magento 2.3+ comes with numerous endpoints. However, some of these endpoints offer little protection against bastards that want to abuse this. My new Yireo_GraphQlRateLimiting offers a rate limiting to try to reduce abuse. Let's see why it is needed.
Properly serving static files Magento PWA Studio
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 12 May 2020
This is a big topic, but important nonetheless. When building a Magento PWA Studio, most tutorials out there tell you to either implement things using a Node server or without. But often this includes steps to route requests for static files to UPWARD. Why not use the webserver for this directly?
A remote training on Magento PWA Studio (May 19th/20th)
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 7 May 2020
On May 19th/20th (so in less than two weeks), our Magento PWA Studio training takes place - remotely, because of the current crisis - and you are welcome to join. If you are a developer and want to dive into Magento's its React frontend, this is the time.
Disable service workers for the Magento Admin Panel
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 6 May 2020
It is a small annoyance when combining a PWA and Magento within the same hosting environment: The PWA replaces the original frontend and ships with a new Service Worker. But this also activates that same Service Worker for the Magento Admin Panel. Here is a small workaround to disable that service worker.
Limiting GraphQL depth and complexity in Magento 2
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 29 Apr 2020
Magento 2.3 has added a GraphQL API. However, it allows for certain kinds of queries that might not neccessarily be needed in your own custom headless frontend, but are still executable by any GraphQL client. Let's see how we can limit this, so that the shop stays performant.
Run a test-instance of Varnish for Magento 2
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 20 Apr 2020
With Magento 2, frontend performance goes up big time if a Varnish server is configured in front of the regular Magento frontend: Static assets are retrieved faster than with a regular webserver. But more importantly . This blog goes through a couple of my personal tricks to run a test-instance of Varnish via Docker, without going full-stack-on-Docker. It is personal, it is sensitive, but maybe it is fun to see how I sometimes cook up things.