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Magento 2 Seminar in The Netherlands (January 22nd 2016)

- Magento 2

Magento 2 Seminar

Now that Magento 2 is here, the community is slowly getting adjusted to the existence of this great new platform. However, one question that is raised often is “When should I migrate?”. The blunt answer to this is “When you are ready!”, which of course leads to new questions like “How do I know when I am ready?”. The point is that Magento 2 is entirely new – it requires a different approach from hosting providers with new Virtual Host settings and an up-to-date PHP stack, it requires a complete rewrite of code of Magento 1 extensions, it requires different building procedures for themes (LESS, SASS, Grunt), it requires a lot. However, the technology is cool and there are many good reasons to migrate to Magento 2 – performance, less conflicts, more stability, testing built-in, etcetera. So for you as Magento professional, the question is not “if” you are going to migrate to Magento 2, but “when”. Continue Reading

Magento 2 jQuery Plugins

- Magento 2

jQuery widgets for Magento 2

Below, we’ve gathered some useful Magento 2 jQuery plugins (widgets). Since the Magento 2 platform utilizes a jQuery library for implementing client functionality, it is possible to enhance current ecommerce opportunities with the help of various Magento 2  jQuery widgets. The most reliable solutions are described below.

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Magento 2 JavaScript Guide

- Magento 2

Custom JavaScript in Magento 2

It is necessary to mention RequireJS when it comes to JavaScript in Magento 2. The platform utilizes RequireJS for optimizing time necessary to load a page which contains JavaScript files. Besides, the RequireJS loader is used for managing JS resource dependencies and for customizing JavaScript in Magento 2. All the aforementioned processes are discussed in this Magento 2 JavaScript Guide through the following sections:

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Magento 2 gitignore

- Fire development, Magento 2

Magento 2 .gitignore

Before shedding light on Magento 2 gitignore files, we’d like to draw your attention to Git itself. Being a free and open source software, this version control system is developed to help you with all possible projects from basic small to complicated large ventures. Git is easy to learn and master, powerful, and full-featured solution, which outperforms such SCM tools as Subversion, Perforce, or CVS. Moreover, you can easily learn it right in your browser via Try Git without charge. We even have a dedicated Magento 2 Git tutorial on our blog, but let’s return to Magento 2 .gitignore. Continue Reading

Magento 2 Git and Deployment

- Fire development, Magento 2

Magento 2 Git strategy

If you had a coding experience with Magento 1, you might have utilized a deploy tool designed to pull in the GIT repository, ran such commands as modman deploy-all, and check if a var directory is writable. But how did all these things change with the appearance of Magento 2? Below, you will get the answer. The following Magento 2 Git and deployment guide describes such important aspects as the best gitignore, project deployment, pre- and post deploy commands, etc. Continue Reading

How To Set Up & Configure Server For Magento 2 & 1

- Magento 2, Magento tips & tricks

Magento server configuration

The following guide teaches how to set up and configure server for both Magento 2 and 1.X. Below, you will find a list of providers that offer cheap but quite powerful and reliable dedicated server solutions, discover how to install all-in-one web stack required by your Magento website (including Nginx, Apache, MariaDB, PHP 5.6, OPCache, and Redis), get a deep insight on the usage of Composer, Git, IonCube, XDebug & PHPUnit, Solr, Varnish, as well as Grunt and RabbitMQ on a server. Magento server configuration is a piece of cake! Continue Reading

Magento Marketplace – facts, thoughts, and expectations

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

New Magento Connect

Magento 2 is now available, but it is not the only ecosystem’s improvement. Meet a completely revamped version of the platform’s marketplace. Below, we share some facts, thoughts, and expectations related to Magento Marketplace.

Being the largest ecommerce resource for Magento apps and services, Magento Marketplace gathers the most reliable software solutions by top developers. Their products expand the potential of the ecommerce platform with new features and you can easily get all desired improvements with Magento Marketplace. Extensions on the website are:

  • easy to discover;
  • of high quality.

The marketplace is designed with customers in mind (and with developers), so it is easy to discover relevant products. As a customer of Magento Marketplace, you get curated user experience, new functionality, and everything necessary for making your business thrive. You can trust all products from the new website, since they are precisely reviewed and checked for quality.

Thus, Magento Marketplace introduces a great chance to stay on top of all new innovations. The platform offers a plethora of themes designed to make your website looking fresh and unique. Besides, you can get voice support and even installation of extensions as a part of your purchase.

Magento Marketplace Merchant Guide

Magento Marketplace Developer Guide

UPD (18.11.15): Magento Connect has been updated

UPD (14.12.15): Magento Marketplace (70/30 revenue share split)

UPD (10.04.16): Magento Marketplace has been released

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Magento 2 Observers

- Fire development, Magento 2

Observers in Magento 2

This article sheds light on Magento 2 observers – event handlers that listen to events they are attached to and respond to these events. Since Magento 2 signifiantly differs from 1.X, the observers registration and creation include some new aspects described below. Continue Reading

Magento 2 Developer’s Cookbook: Useful Code Snippets, Tips, and Notes

- Fire development, Magento 2

Magento 2 Development; Magento 2 tutorial

Since Magento 2 has been already released, there are a lot of reliable data sources related to the new version of the platform. Thus, we’ve decided to create this tiny Magento 2 Developer’s Cookbook, which is based on our experience, official devdocs, materials from Magento StackExchange, and other sources.  In the post below, you will find code snippets, tips, and notes about Magento 2.  And don’t forget to examine the following links, as they also provide a lot of useful information.

Everything about Magento 2 on Firebear

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