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Faster Magento 2 Integration Tests - a summary

Faster Magento 2 Integration Tests - a summary

November 11, 2022

I'm a fan of Magento 2 integration tests for various reasons. But if those tests are not run fast enough, you will be discouraged to run them constantly. Because of this, making sure integration tests run as fast as possibly is part of their success. In this blog, I'll summarize everything I found myself to optimize things.

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Best practices on the Luma frontend for third party Magento extensions?

Best practices on the Luma frontend for third party Magento extensions?

November 1, 2022

For years, the theme that most people considered when it came to Magento frontending was Luma. Nowadays, the landscape is different, with many projects having a frontend in Hyvä, PWA Studio or Vue Storefront (or others). How much of the old "best practices" would therefore still stand with Magento third party modules?

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Adobe hires everyone

Adobe hires everyone

October 19, 2022

Magento (aka Adobe Commerce) is on the move. Ever since Adobe acquired Magento and slowly started to integrate Magento into its own cloud, people left Magento and people started working for Magento. But can we read something between the lines?

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No APSB22-48 patches for Magento 2.3

No APSB22-48 patches for Magento 2.3

October 13, 2022

A serious Magento vulnerability has come to the light. Adobe labeled it with security issue APSB22-48. And yesterday, October 12th, new patch releases came out for 2.4.5 (being 2.4.5-p1) and 2.4.4 (being 2.4.4-p2). But what about 2.4.3 and older? What about Magento 2.3? Are we screwed?

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Understanding Shopware 6 PHPDocs annotations

Understanding Shopware 6 PHPDocs annotations

October 10, 2022

In any modern PHP codebase, there are PHP comments to enhance the application: Varying from simple comments to annotations and even Attributes. In Shopware 6, this is no different. But there are some annotations that require a bit more details to understand properly. Here it goes.

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My MageUnconference DE 2022

My MageUnconference DE 2022

October 5, 2022

For me, one of the most rewarding events in the Magento ecosystem is an unconference. Early October (few days ago), I attended the MageUnconference in Cologne. Here's my take.

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Magento 2 interconnectivity: gRPC or GraphQL?

Magento 2 interconnectivity: gRPC or GraphQL?

September 29, 2022

When I slowly got to understand to GraphQL, it made me enthousiastic: The graph allow not only for headless frontending but also for connecting backend services (as long as they support GraphQL). But then gRPC popped up on the radar. Is it there to replace GraphQL? And what does that tell about the future architecture of Magento?

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Give me some Slack

Give me some Slack

September 26, 2022

There was a time I could open up one or two Slack spaces and consume the news. But long gone are those days. There are dozens (?) of chat spaces to keep track of. And it seems a sign of the fragmentation of the Magento community.

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The other frontends of Magento

The other frontends of Magento

September 17, 2022

When dealing with Magento frontending, in the past we always found this to equal the Luma stack. Nowadays however, alternative frontends like Hyvä, Adobe PWA Studio and VueStorefront are mentioned more than Luma. But the story doesn't end there. There are various other alternative frontends to consider as well.

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