FireGento Blog

Dec
7
2018

Split off requests to micro services

Magento and additional Microservices: What a dream team! We started as probably many of you also did: with Magento and some additional extensions to add missing features and bring value to the customer. Over time it became more and more and luckily the business flourishing. By this we encountered areas in which Magento is well […]

Dec
7
2018

Would an Angular PWA be the better Venia theme for Magento2?

There shouldn´t be the question if it would be better. The question should be for who? Really nobody likes this Angular vs React stuff, every solution has it’s pros and cons. The essential question is would you choose Angular because you know React is not the right tool in this case for your customer? Sometimes […]

Dec
4
2018

Why is Magento 2 so difficult?

TL;DR Magento 2 has a lot of awesome new approaches to day-to-day issues, but also suites the classical Magento mantra “Let’s make standards the Magento Way™” If you give it a chance and find your way around the quirks of it, it’s not so difficult at all. They are using standard components Magento 2 switched […]

Dec
3
2018

Dying well: How to conduct an effective post mortem (failure analysis)

Being a software developer drives one fundamental lesson into you: Software is not reliable. Now, by and large the services that we use every day are extremely reliable. To my memory Google Search has essentially never been “down”, and when Facebook went down it was national news. Each of these services still experience regular failures. […]

Dec
2
2018

Firegento Advent 2018 – Giving back to the Community

Welcome to another year of the advent calendar. A lot happened this year, and one prominent topic was definitively the acquisition of Magento by Adobe. But, Magento is more then a Company, it’s a Community. A Community which promotes Magento, contributes to it, and drives the ecosystem. Maybe the Company needs the Community even more, […]

May
11
2018

A help to convince your partner to accompany you

Picture by freestocks.org from Unsplash Many people tell us: The Hackathons are great, but it is always a hard decision to swap the weekend together with my partner for it. Our suggestion is to bring your partner along and share a fun time in Leipzig. So maybe you discuss with your partner to come along and the […]

Dec
24
2017

Türchen 24: This is Magento Community!

Dear community, Tobias Vogt, from webguys took care of the advent calendar the last years. But as you may know, time can be quite short if you have a good and full life. So it happened, that I asked him on the 27th of November: “What about the advent calender” and the answer was like […]

Dec
23
2017

Türchen 23: Keep the dependencies in Magento 2 module up-to-date

Composer package manager became a standard when it comes to modules, themes, language packages for Magento 2 platform. It is a good way to keep all dependencies up to date with 3rd party libraries which provides utilities for the package. Even though, custom Magento 2 module extends existing Magento 2 modules which come out-of-box the […]

Dec
22
2017

Türchen 22: All your infrastructure are belong to us

Computing has become a ubiquitous and fundamental part of our everyday life. But it was not all this way, the role of computing has steadily increased in both it’s availability and importance until today, where the management of practically every complex system has been deferred to a computer of some kind or other. Managing these […]

Dec
21
2017

Türchen 21: PWA: the unicorns of e-commerce

PWA: the unicorns of e-commerce We have all heard the newest buzzword: Progressive Web Apps. How they are the future of all mankind, here to end wars, bring peace, save rainbows and much more. They are a combination of Khaleesi and Yoda: here to fight this horrendous monstrosity called “Slow Websites”. In the process, they […]

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