Why is Magento 2 LESS compilation so slow?
It has been the frustration of Magento 2 frontend developers for years already. And it has surprised me that so little has been written about it: Compiling the default LESS code of Magento 2 is slow, easily taking up to 8 seconds. But why? Here's a summary of an experiment I've run to find out what is the actual problem. Plus some conclusions (and semi-solutions).
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 7 Aug 2018
Reacticon v2 is only two months away
Time is flying: Reacticon v2 is only two months away. And things are on the roll: We already have over 60 attendees and 2 main sponsors are in (Magento and Deity). If you want to join Reacticon, now is the time!
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 28 Jul 2018
Babysteps with PWA Studio
Magento PWA Studio is slowly becoming more mature. Nothing to build a production PWA yet with, but enough to play around with as a way of getting used to the technology. Months ago, Fooman wrote a blog on how to setup PWA Studio properly. Here are my additional notes.
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 20 Jul 2018
Boost MySQL speed of Magento 2 integration tests
Magento 2 is built in a modular way and one of the benefits here is that you can easily (?) add your own unit and/or integration tests, to guarantee the quality of your own code. When running integration tests, a test database is set up. However, this process is kind of slow. Here is a little trick to dramatically increase the performance of MySQL, so your integration tests complete within seconds.
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 29 Jun 2018
Oh my god, a Magento Association?
Last Wednesday, I attended a supersecret meeting in Leipzig that dealt with the forming of a brand new Magento Association. And here is a public blog about it. Supersecret? No, of course not. The Magento Association is there for all of us.
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 24 Jun 2018