Don’t you just love it when you change some config option or switch to another branch or something similar and all of a sudden, a warning message pops up in Admin, saying:
One or more indexers are invalid. Make sure your Magento cron job is running.
Well, if you “love” it as much as I do, I’m going to show you how to address the particular indexer(s) without any hassle of knowing which one caused the warning to appear in the first place. Read more
Hi there! This post will be pretty straightforward and will cover Windows, Mac, and Linux, so if you don’t know how to do it already, read on. Read more
The benefits of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and eCommerce integration are immense when the process is done the right way. ERP presents the “backbone” of your business and a powerful software system designed to integrate and unify the main functional areas of your organization. What should companies keep in mind when planning the integration of two key systems in their business operations – ERP and eCommerce platform? Read more
If you have ever worked in a team or in any other way had to maintain others people code, you already know how important is to write maintainable code. Actually, this doesn’t need to be others people code at all – if you are trying to modify your year-old-code, you may already forgot all the details around it and it may be hard for you to read it, let alone modify it. Read more
In the last article we have covered twig templating basics concepts. Now it’s time to extend functionalities, which can be very useful. Twig has a fair amount of built-in functions, tags, filters and operators but in some cases, you will find that not sufficient. We will cover how to extend twig and what can be extended with examples. Read more
Magento 2 comes pre-installed with PHPUnit, an automated testing framework for PHP. It is included as one of the dependencies in Magento 2. Covering the basics of PHPUnit is out of the scope of this tutorial, after a short introduction we are going to focus on the practical example of using PHPUnit with Magento 2. For those who are interested in PHPUnit basics, I would recommend reading documentation or tutorials on the web since it is a very well documented topic. Read more
Symfony 4, (further in the text – Symfony) for templating provides twig bundle, which is a very useful templating engine. It is built by SensioLabs – the company behind Symfony. Besides Symfony, there are more platforms supporting Twig such as Drupal8, eZPublish, phpBB, Piwik, OroCRM, etc. In this article we will cover the basics and show how to extend them. Twig is by default not installed with Symfony, you need to include symfony/twig-bundle with the composer (composer require symfony/twig-bundle). Read more
Development has been rapidly growing. In fact, at this stage, it has grown so much that it puts a lot of pressure on developers to become super-humans. However, the developers should do what they’re best at, and that is writing code without having to struggle with a local setup. Luckily, there are tools that help developers focus more on code and less on the environment. Read more
You have probably heard of PHP framework called Symfony, today I will share my and Inchoo’s experience with this great framework. You can basically do anything in Symfony, but the most important question you should ask yourself is: Should I use Symfony for my application? In order to help you answer the question, I will try to explain basic concepts, give my thoughts and share some experiences in eCommerce development. Read more
Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs, have been around for some time, but only lately it has become a buzzword. Everyone is talking about it, but is it just a fad, or a future of the web? Read more
A lot of programmers feel that for any larger projects static types offer a huge benefit. Read more
Readability too, not only validation.
Some argue that tests can replace types, I agree if we are only talking about code validation.
But static types are empowering in other situations too. Reading code is easier since types describe code and fewer assumptions have to be made about inputs and outputs. Basically, additional documentation which is always in sync with the code.
Our design team switched to working in Sketch a while ago but it wasn’t until version 43 we really started seeing some opportunities to change our workflows more significantly. It was also an opportunity for more designers to work on the same project as well as collaborate with developers more easily. Read more