May 18th - MUG Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Magento 2 is hot. And you can see by the number of events out there. In the Netherlands only already there is MeetMagento, MageUnconference, MageTestFest and possibly a MageTitans in 2018. And we have the local user groups. On May 18th we are gathering for a meetup in Nijmegen to discuss SEO features in Magento 2. And there will be a primer on the launch of a new Yoast extension for Magento 2.
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 9 May 2017
Injecting dependencies properly in Magento 2
Magento 2 offers a great way of loosely coupling modules together, by using the concept of Dependency Injection with a bit of configuration flavor. When you for instance want to inject yourself with a certain class, you can inject yourself with an instance of the interface by adding this to your constructor. Simple as that. However, make sure that one dependency is not injected twice.
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 25 Apr 2017
Reviewing the announcements of Imagine2017
Time flies. It's already 11 days ago since I came back from Imagine 2017. However, I still wanted to write up this blog to share some of my thoughts on the announcements made during Imagine 2017. It was a blast. I do have some comments though.
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 20 Apr 2017
Working with the new Magento 2.1 Entity Manager
With Magento 2.1, a new class structure has been introduced - dubbed the Entity Manager - which allows for a better structure to work with entities through composition, instead of relying upon parent classes to do the work. Let's see what's inside this new class.
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 4 Apr 2017
Magento 2 interceptors under PHP 7
So first of all the great news: It has been announced that Magento 2.2 (the upcoming release) will support only PHP 7. In other words, PHP 5 support is dropped and we can move our code forward to PHP 7. So what this mean for Magento 2 interceptors.
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 25 Mar 2017
Magento 2 developer trainings in March and April
Here we are again: Last year and beginning of this year, we organized various rounds of Magento 2 developer trainings, and because the courses have been so popular, we are now repeating the same 4 trainings again March and April, starting this Friday (and we are open for last minute subscriptions!).
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 20 Mar 2017
Best performance for Magento 2 development
Often I hear that Magento 2 is slow and loading its pages in dozens in seconds. Strange I would say, because my Magento 2 development environment is fast, faster than a Magento 1 shop could be. Here are some ground rules to make your Magento 2 in development fast too.
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 19 Mar 2017
Using composer with commercial Yireo extensions
With Magento 2, composer is supported out of the box. Free extensions can easily be downloaded via public repositories like GitHub. However, for commercial extensions we have decided to setup our own private repository that can be accessed through a subscription URL. This guide explains how to install commercial Magento 2 extensions created by Yireo.
Written by Jisse Reitsma on 16 Feb 2017