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Review of a bad Magento 2 extension
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 3 Jul 2019
Periodically, I do code reviews of other extensions, for use in training or just for fun. One extension bumped up on my radar after I asked on the Dutchento Slack about bad modules. I did a quick review and the amount of bad code was staggering. Even worse, this extension was listed on the Magento Marketplace. This blog lists all points I found for the purpose of spreading better practices with others.
A Dutchman went to Italy
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 29 Jun 2019
This blog comes far too late, but I still wanted to write about this: MageTestFest 2019 took place from March 5th to 8th 2019 (which is now four months ago) in Florence, Italy. Life has been interesting and busy since. Still, I enjoyed this wonderful conference so much that this blog needed to come, even though it is late.
Extending Magento 2 classes by composition
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 18 May 2019
With a Magento 2 DI preference, you can rewrite one class to another: However, once you have your new preferred class in place, you'll still want to build on top of the original class to re-use all of its (
protected) methods. It is easy to do this by extending the original class. However, composition offers a much neater way.
Local composer development with Magento 2
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 10 May 2019
You have heard the advice already: Use composer. However, I frequently hear that Magento 2 modules are still developed in
app/code because of reasons. Often this based upon wrong assumptions. I'll show you why.
Faster Magento 2 Integration Tests
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 4 May 2019
Testing is important. While unit testing and MFTF should play a vital role in Magento 2, let's not forget about integration tests. When you first run the Magento 2 Integration Tests suite of the Magento core, you will be waiting a long time for things to complete. And slow test runs will keep you from making use of them. So let's see how we can optimize Integration Tests to run as fast as possible.
Presenting Yireo ServerPush, err ... LinkPreload
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 27 Apr 2019
Smaller Magento 2 images with WebP
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 20 Apr 2019
Since already some years, WebP is an alternative image format, developed by Google, to offer the same quality but in much smaller sizes: In short, WebP allows serving much smaller Magento 2 images to WebP-capable browsers. Our Magento 2 extension is now freely available on GitHub. Let's see what is inside.
Reacticon 3 is taking place on April 6th 2019!
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 1 Apr 2019
The Magento PWA conference is back again: We are happy to announce Reacticon 3 takes place. And much sooner than we might have imagined: Already in a couple of days, this upcoming Saturday. This is going to be wild. Make sure to be there!
4 reasons why you shouldn't miss MageTestFest
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 25 Feb 2019
MageTestFest (March 7th 2019) is upon us. And it is going to be an amazing event. Here are 4 reasons why you definitely should not miss out on this chance to join this event. And you have only few days to make up your mind!