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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?
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.