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What ExtDN did

What ExtDN did

December 8, 2022

For some time now, I've been part of the Magento Extension Developer Network - ExtDN - and even though (or perhaps, because) things went quiet, I thought it would be nice to point out what ExtDN has done in the past.

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Announcing Mage-OS Nederland

Announcing Mage-OS Nederland

December 1, 2022

We are proud to announce a new Magento community collaboration in The Netherlands: Mage-OS Nederland: A non-profit association, founded in November by six initiators and now ready for the public. First stop, a public meeting and New Year's drink on January 19th.

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Yireo ExtensionChecker refactored

Yireo ExtensionChecker refactored

November 29, 2022

End of 2018, I wrote a little Magento module to check upon the dependencies of other modules: The Yireo ExtensionChecker. In September this year, I refactored the module in major version 2, cleaning up the entire logic. And here's a little promotion.

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Why not run Magento 2 in developer mode?

Why not run Magento 2 in developer mode?

November 23, 2022

It sounds so simple: Magento 2 has a Developer Mode and a Production Mode. And the Developer Mode is there for development, so do not enable it in production. But why?

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Faster Magento 2 Integration Tests - a summary

Faster Magento 2 Integration Tests - a summary

November 11, 2022

I'm a fan of Magento 2 integration tests for various reasons. But if those tests are not run fast enough, you will be discouraged to run them constantly. Because of this, making sure integration tests run as fast as possibly is part of their success. In this blog, I'll summarize everything I found myself to optimize things.

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Best practices on the Luma frontend for third party Magento extensions?

Best practices on the Luma frontend for third party Magento extensions?

November 1, 2022

For years, the theme that most people considered when it came to Magento frontending was Luma. Nowadays, the landscape is different, with many projects having a frontend in Hyvä, PWA Studio or Vue Storefront (or others). How much of the old "best practices" would therefore still stand with Magento third party modules?

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Adobe hires everyone

Adobe hires everyone

October 19, 2022

Magento (aka Adobe Commerce) is on the move. Ever since Adobe acquired Magento and slowly started to integrate Magento into its own cloud, people left Magento and people started working for Magento. But can we read something between the lines?

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No APSB22-48 patches for Magento 2.3

No APSB22-48 patches for Magento 2.3

October 13, 2022

A serious Magento vulnerability has come to the light. Adobe labeled it with security issue APSB22-48. And yesterday, October 12th, new patch releases came out for 2.4.5 (being 2.4.5-p1) and 2.4.4 (being 2.4.4-p2). But what about 2.4.3 and older? What about Magento 2.3? Are we screwed?

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My MageUnconference DE 2022

My MageUnconference DE 2022

October 5, 2022

For me, one of the most rewarding events in the Magento ecosystem is an unconference. Early October (few days ago), I attended the MageUnconference in Cologne. Here's my take.

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