Category Adventcalendar

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, […]

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 […]

Dec
20
2017

Türchen 20: Importing a bunch of products using M2IF

M2IF stands for (Magento 2 Import Framework). The idea behind M2IF is to provide a framework that allows developers to implement their own, custom Magento 2 import application. Basically M2IF provides a set of components, that provides the necessary functionality therefore. To make things more comfortable, it comes with a fully functional CLI sample application, […]

Dec
19
2017

Türchen 19: ? Use an AMQP broker on Magento 2 CE. Keep the carrots ?.

Well well well. It’s time for Christmas! And as a gift I would like to explain few things about AMQP brokers and how we use RabbitMQ on our Magento 2 CE websites. How does AMQP work? First of all, AMQP stands for Advanced Message Queuing Protocol. It is a protocol, brought to you by JP […]

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