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Do you need Node on the server to run Magento PWA Studio?
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 15 Apr 2020
It is question that I'm being asked frequently: When you setup a hosting environment for PWA Studio, do you need Node on the server? Magento itself has responded frequently with an answer that you don't need Node. But often in such a response, technical aspects are missing. Also, answering this question is not that simple at all. Let me have a try at it.
Working with Apollo introspection and Magento GraphQL fragments
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 7 Apr 2020
It begins so simple. You build yourself a React app, running simple GraphQL queries towards a Magento shop and you hope for the best. However, the more progress you make, the more complex some issues might come: One such a topic is GraphQL introspection. Let's have a peak, so we can make things simple again.
Additional GraphQL endpoints for Magento 2
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 21 Mar 2020
I'm a fan of Magento 2.3 its new GraphQL layer. However, I often hear that people are still waiting for things to be completed. Perhaps I'm not seeing those problems that they are facing, but to me, creating and extending GraphQL is easy and doable. To demonstrate this, here's a little simple Yireo_AdditionalEndpointsGraphQl module to get you going.
Reacticon at the zoo!
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 14 Mar 2020
Finally, the big word is out: Reacticon v3 will take place at the zoo. To be more specific, the Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Even while you might be postponing attending any conference for this moment, do make sure to write this down in your calendar. Because Reacticon is not to be missed. And the beautiful venue only stresses this.
Vue Storefront drops support for Magento?
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 9 Mar 2020
Ok, this is fake news. Vue Storefront does not drop support for Magento, despite what people thought they were hearing after watching a video Ecosystem of Vue Storefront Products that VSF published recently. It is maybe a difficult story that the Vue Storefront were trying to tell (not sell), so let me have another try by rephrasing a couple things.
Remove the version from composer.json of Magento modules?
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 2 Mar 2020
It is a long title for a blog post, but it has been popping up so repeatedly that I felt I needed to dedicate a blog on it: Getting contributions is great and I have been receiving a lot of contributions lately that allow for the
composer.json files of my Magento modules to be removed. And that has a smell to it. Let's analyse this.
A Magento Master at VueJS Amsterdam
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 27 Feb 2020
There I found myself in the midst of young eager Vue programmers, excited and nervous to meet their god Evan You, creator of VueJS. And I was thinking how cool the Vue community was. And I was wondering what would change for me in 2020.
Yireo goes Vue Storefront
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 24 Nov 2019
It was a busy month, this November. Yireo has started with Vue Storefront. This resulted in a lot of studying, some trial-and-error playing, reading, writing, fighting against self-imposed deadlines - not just in November, but actually starting from the early summer. And we made it: Yireo is now officially offering Vue Storefront training. And we helped the first developers with our training, which appeared to be a success.
Vue Storefront theme inheritance
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 19 Nov 2019
I'm slowly diving into the world of Vue Storefront - having given quite a few developer trainings on the topic already and also preparing myself for a few projects (and extensions). One of the key things that people still find lacking is theme inheritance - the ability to extend a child theme from a parent theme. And while one of the VSF core developers hinted that extending the Webpack configuration with a plugin like
NormalModuleReplacementPlugin should be possible, nobody seemed to come up with the solution yet. So here it is: Theme inheritance for Vue Storefront.
Magento conundrum: Vue or React?
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 29 Oct 2019
One question that I get asked a lot is: Vue or React? Now that the Magento community quickly finds out that you no longer need to be frustrating yourself with the old frontend, thanks to the arrival of new frontends written in either Vue or React, the question becomes more and more important. There is no easy answer though.