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Updating Magento tax rates for Germany's temporary tax relief
Jisse Reitsma - June 16, 2020
End of May, the German government made a decision to relieve their taxes a bit to help businesses get through the Corona crisis. This starts on July 1st and stops at the end of 2020. How to modify Magento for changes like these?
EmailTester version 1.6
Jisse Reitsma - June 2, 2020
Version 1.6 of the EmailTester extension for Magento 2 was just released a little while ago. No dramatic changes. However, there are some really great additions to this productivity tool, that are worthwhile sharing with you via a blog.
Improving Vue Storefront 1 compilation times
Jisse Reitsma - May 22, 2020
Rate throttling for Magento 2 GraphQL
Jisse Reitsma - May 14, 2020
The GraphQL API of Magento 2.3+ comes with numerous endpoints. However, some of these endpoints offer little protection against bastards that want to abuse this. My new Yireo_GraphQlRateLimiting offers a rate limiting to try to reduce abuse. Let's see why it is needed.
Properly serving static files Magento PWA Studio
Jisse Reitsma - May 12, 2020
This is a big topic, but important nonetheless. When building a Magento PWA Studio, most tutorials out there tell you to either implement things using a Node server or without. But often this includes steps to route requests for static files to UPWARD. Why not use the webserver for this directly?
A remote training on Magento PWA Studio (May 19th/20th)
Jisse Reitsma - May 7, 2020
On May 19th/20th (so in less than two weeks), our Magento PWA Studio training takes place - remotely, because of the current crisis - and you are welcome to join. If you are a developer and want to dive into Magento's its React frontend, this is the time.
Disable service workers for the Magento Admin Panel
Jisse Reitsma - May 6, 2020
It is a small annoyance when combining a PWA and Magento within the same hosting environment: The PWA replaces the original frontend and ships with a new Service Worker. But this also activates that same Service Worker for the Magento Admin Panel. Here is a small workaround to disable that service worker.
Limiting GraphQL depth and complexity in Magento 2
Jisse Reitsma - April 29, 2020
Magento 2.3 has added a GraphQL API. However, it allows for certain kinds of queries that might not neccessarily be needed in your own custom headless frontend, but are still executable by any GraphQL client. Let's see how we can limit this, so that the shop stays performant.
Run a test-instance of Varnish for Magento 2
Jisse Reitsma - April 20, 2020
With Magento 2, frontend performance goes up big time if a Varnish server is configured in front of the regular Magento frontend: Static assets are retrieved faster than with a regular webserver. But more importantly . This blog goes through a couple of my personal tricks to run a test-instance of Varnish via Docker, without going full-stack-on-Docker. It is personal, it is sensitive, but maybe it is fun to see how I sometimes cook up things.
Do you need Node on the server to run Magento PWA Studio?
Jisse Reitsma - April 15, 2020
It is question that I'm being asked frequently: When you setup a hosting environment for PWA Studio, do you need Node on the server? Magento itself has responded frequently with an answer that you don't need Node. But often in such a response, technical aspects are missing. Also, answering this question is not that simple at all. Let me have a try at it.
Working with Apollo introspection and Magento GraphQL fragments
Jisse Reitsma - April 7, 2020
It begins so simple. You build yourself a React app, running simple GraphQL queries towards a Magento shop and you hope for the best. However, the more progress you make, the more complex some issues might come: One such a topic is GraphQL introspection. Let's have a peak, so we can make things simple again.
Reacticon moved to October 2020
Jisse Reitsma - March 26, 2020
With the Corona crisis slowly reaching new heights, it was to be expected: Reacticon v3 is not able to take place in June 2020. Instead, we have moved things to October. And we are still excited to make this great event happen!