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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.
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?