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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!
Less than 3 weeks to get to MageTestFest
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 15 Feb 2019
The clock is ticking and MageTestFest is now less than 3 weeks away - March 7th 2019. Do you care about software quality? Are you testing already and want to enhance your skills? Or do you want to start and need some help to bite through to the tough beginning? MageTestFest is here to guide you. Do not miss out.
Strategy of MageTestFest hackathon
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 11 Feb 2019
The Magento community has had its fair share of hackathons. Recently, the Contribution Days have been added to this list. But for some people, this has lead to confusion: Are hackathons Contribution Days? Or vice versa? Is it driven by the community or an evil corporation (starting with either A or M)? Here's a peak at the hackathon of MageTestFest (which is only mere weeks away). Driven by me and my 50 Eurocents.
ExtDN - Do write tests
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 6 Feb 2019
Some time ago, I published a blog on 1 of the 8 points that ExtDN has phrased for creating proper Magento extensions: To use composer. These DOs for Magento extension development are part of an effort to increase overall extension quality. I wanted to write on all 8 points, but ... well, life. Here is a discussion of another point: To write tests. Right in time for MageTestFest.
Progress on MageTestFest
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 2 Feb 2019
MageTestFest is getting closer by the week: It is now less than 5 weeks away and things are progressing quickly now: The demand for workshop tickets is huge. The number of attendees for the main conference day plus hackathon day is growing by the day. Here's a small recap of the progress.
We give you the Yireo ExtensionChecker
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 29 Jan 2019
As a trainer and as an extension developer, Yireo tries to push Magento extension quality to a higher level: Better code means less bugs means a better ecosystem. It is why we become part of the ExtDN network, why we are contributing to Magento, why we organize MageTestFest. But sometimes smaller contributions are also made: Meet the Yireo ExtensionChecker.
Going to MageTestFest on a budget
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 23 Jan 2019
Magento conference season is starting and we definitely hope you are joining us for MageTestFest, one of the more curious developer events out there. It takes place early March in Florence. But not everybody is willing to spend lots of money for a conference. So here is a blog to help you go to MageTestFest on a budget.
Workshops at MageTestFest 2
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 16 Jan 2019
MageTestFest version 2 is approaching fast: Only 6 weeks from now, this international developer conference will kick down in Florence, Italy, for four days of coding and fun. Not just a conference, there are 4 great workshops as well, to help you embrace testing.
The reason why you are still on PHP 5.6
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 30 Dec 2018
Starting with a disclaimer: The reason why I write this is not that I believe sites running on PHP 5.6 at the end of 2018 is a good thing. I don't get it. It feels sloppy. This blog serves as a means to investigate why people are still running PHP 5.6 and to see if we can convince them otherwise.
Blackfire sponsors MageTestFest
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 26 Dec 2018
With MageTestFest 2 coming up in 2 months time (March 2019), we are extremely proud to have Blackfire sponsor this great developer event in Florence (Italy) with a Golden Sponsorship. Not only that: Blackfire will also participate in workshops and the hackathon. Meet Blackfire: