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What breaks when upgrading to Magento 2.3.0
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 25 Nov 2018
Magento 2.3.0 is about to come out. And I've heard from many developers that they are not sure if they want to upgrade to this new version, even though it brings so many cool new features. Here is my personal view on what kind of things might cause issues when you upgrade to Magento 2.3. Hopefully, it helps you decide how (and when) to benefit from this great new release anyway.
MageTestFest v2 tickets are now available
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 22 Nov 2018
It is that time of year: You start planning the next year. Events should probably take in an important spot, because they allow you to grow to another level. MageTestFest is noteworthy for exactly that reason: It helps you boost your coding skills with regards to testing. Ticket sales is now open: Join us on March 7th in Florence, Italy!
Is Magento PWA ready yet?
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 15 Nov 2018
I get this question a lot, so thought it would be a good idea to write something down. While people often ask it as a yes/no question, the answer is not straightforward. Not because of PWA, but because the question is wrong. Or if you are too lazy to read: PWA is ready ... but first, you need to learn how to start.
Magento 2 Knockout to be deprecated
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 6 Nov 2018
Last week, MeetMagento New York took place and Anton Kril (Magento Director of Architecture) casually mentioned that the current Knockout-based frontend would be deprecated in favor of the new PWA frontend. It stirred up some things in the community. People were shocked. My reaction: Well, ... why be surprised?
What makes Reacticon different?
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 23 Sep 2018
Last couple of years, the number of Magento events world-wide has increased dramatically. Many people say there are too many events. However, Reacticon was sold out in March 2018. And Reacticon 2 (only days away on October 4th 2018) is already one of the biggest Magento developer events world-wide. Let's see what makes Reacticon so different.
ExtDN - Do use composer
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 24 Aug 2018
With ExtDN, we feel the urge that code quality of Magento extensions should be improved. So we sat down and carefully phrased 8 hints for creating proper Magento 2 extensions: The DOs for Magento extension development. Here is a discussion of the first point: To use composer.
Summer of coding
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 18 Aug 2018
While the heat is striking down on Europe and many are sitting at the pool to chill, my summer is all about coding. I was looking forward to a summer without travels (because I had those earlier this year with dozens of conferences) and with time to work on pending projects. Here is an overview of my summer of coding.
ExtDN goes MeetMagento Poland
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 13 Aug 2018
Since some time now, Yireo is part of a network of Magento Extension Providers - ExtDN - which works to increase the quality level of Magento extensions. And I'm happy to announce that ExtDN is going to MeetMagento Poland this September.
Why is Magento 2 LESS compilation so slow?
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 7 Aug 2018
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).
Reacticon v2 is only two months away
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 28 Jul 2018
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!
Babysteps with PWA Studio
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 20 Jul 2018
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.
Boost MySQL speed of Magento 2 integration tests
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 29 Jun 2018
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.