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A Magento Master at VueJS Amsterdam

A Magento Master at VueJS Amsterdam

Written by Jisse Reitsma on February 27, 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

Yireo goes Vue Storefront

Written by Jisse Reitsma on November 24, 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

Vue Storefront theme inheritance

Written by Jisse Reitsma on November 19, 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.

Reacticon 3 is coming

Reacticon 3 is coming

Written by Jisse Reitsma on November 16, 2019

The news was already out there and few started to ask even when ticket sales would start. But first, the official news statement: Reacticon 3 is coming. Now, wait in anticipation.

Magento conundrum: Vue or React?

Magento conundrum: Vue or React?

Written by Jisse Reitsma on October 29, 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.

CLI access to Magento Marketplace details

CLI access to Magento Marketplace details

Written by Jisse Reitsma on October 4, 2019

So, I wanted to easily see which version of the Magento Framework belongs to which major version of the Magento distribution. For instance, Magento version 2.3.2 ships with the package magento/framework version 102.0.2. How to put a script together that finds this version information automatically? Let's use jq for that.

Microfrontends for Magento 2

Microfrontends for Magento 2

Written by Jisse Reitsma on July 16, 2019

We can agree that the current Magento 2 frontend is hugely complex and outdated. We can also agree upon that PWA and headless in general is the future. But where to start with this migration? This is where I always come in with my term Hybrid PWA.

How big is Yireo?

How big is Yireo?

Written by Jisse Reitsma on July 10, 2019

Often I get the feedback that people thought Yireo was much bigger. I felt that it was time to play open card on the size of Yireo. And to start with the most essential part, which already answers much: Yireo is a sole trader. In other words, the company officially consists of only one person. But there's more.

Review of a bad Magento 2 extension

Review of a bad Magento 2 extension

Written by Jisse Reitsma on July 3, 2019

Periodically, I do code reviews of other extensions, for use in training or just for fun. One extension bumped up on my radar after I asked on the Dutchento Slack about bad modules. I did a quick review and the amount of bad code was staggering. Even worse, this extension was listed on the Magento Marketplace. This blog lists all points I found for the purpose of spreading better practices with others.

A Dutchman went to Italy

A Dutchman went to Italy

Written by Jisse Reitsma on June 29, 2019

This blog comes far too late, but I still wanted to write about this: MageTestFest 2019 took place from March 5th to 8th 2019 (which is now four months ago) in Florence, Italy. Life has been interesting and busy since. Still, I enjoyed this wonderful conference so much that this blog needed to come, even though it is late.

Extending Magento 2 classes by composition

Extending Magento 2 classes by composition

Written by Jisse Reitsma on May 18, 2019

With a Magento 2 DI preference, you can rewrite one class to another: However, once you have your new preferred class in place, you'll still want to build on top of the original class to re-use all of its (public and protected) methods. It is easy to do this by extending the original class. However, composition offers a much neater way.

Local composer development with Magento 2

Local composer development with Magento 2

Written by Jisse Reitsma on May 10, 2019

You have heard the advice already: Use composer. However, I frequently hear that Magento 2 modules are still developed in app/code because of reasons. Often this based upon wrong assumptions. I'll show you why.

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