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Review of GraphCommerce

Review of GraphCommerce

September 8, 2022

A new PWA is in town: GraphCommerce. It is based on React, TypeScript and NextJS, open source and using the GraphQL Mesh. It offers plenty of features, but it might not be for the React novice. Here is a review of what I like, dislike and foresee.

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ElasticSearch cluster health is yellow, which is ok?

ElasticSearch cluster health is yellow, which is ok?

August 31, 2022

ElasticSearch is nowadays everywhere in the ecosystem of Magento (and Shopware slowly as well). With Magento 2.4, ElasticSearch was added to the system requirements. But even though numerous developers are using ElasticSearch in production and in development, it is quite common to see that the ElasticSearch cluster to be yellow in color. Is this ok?

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Comparison of Vue Storefront for Magento and for Shopware

Comparison of Vue Storefront for Magento and for Shopware

August 18, 2022

Recently - end of July - the Magento 2 integration of Vue Storefront 2 saw the daylight (well, it was already out there but July 20th marked the first stable release). Because of this, I felt it was a good idea to compare the integration with Magento 2 with Shopware PWA (the Vue Storefront 2 integration with Shopware 6). Apples and pears.

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Magento 2 robots router horror

Magento 2 robots router horror

August 9, 2022

Some parts of Magento 2 are oriented towards flexibility, others seem to have been designed to cause headaches. One of those areas that causes me to frown is the Magento 2 robots router. Here's why.

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Preannouncing Yireo Academy 2023

Preannouncing Yireo Academy 2023

July 30, 2022

I've been eager to pick up on a specific problem that all agencies face: How to get new developers? Many years ago, I organized a summercamp with weeks on a row dedicated to train new developers. And I'm happy to announce that in Q1/Q2 2023 I'm going to do this again: Yireo Academy 2023.

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At last, Vue Storefront 2 integrates with Magento

At last, Vue Storefront 2 integrates with Magento

July 21, 2022

Vue Storefront has been around quite a bit: Its first public releases (version 1) dates back to 2017 and it had an integration for Magento 1 and Magento 2. However, the architecture of VSF1 was lacking. But now the wait for something better is over: The VSF2 integration with Magento 2 is there. And it looks very promising.

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Packagist stats are not sales stats

Packagist stats are not sales stats

July 17, 2022

If you are creating open source PHP packages, distributed via composer, it is nice to know their popularity. For this, the Packagist statistics could be used ... a bit. This blog rambles on about how these stats could be misleading.

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The confusing proposition of Shopware PWA

The confusing proposition of Shopware PWA

June 30, 2022

Even though the title might be a bit click-bait-ish, I'm quite serious about this: Shopware PWA is a great solution that I'm personally fond of. But is it promoted in the right way? Does its messaging reach the right goals and the right audience?

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Yireo EmailTester is now available for free

Yireo EmailTester is now available for free

June 23, 2022

It is a change I already made quite some time ago - somewhere in May - but here is the official announcement: The last of the commercial Yireo extensions - Yireo_EmailTester2 - is now available for free. Here is how and why.

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