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Community Collaboration With Magento Open Source

October 6, 2017 1 Comment RSS Feed

Community Collaboration With Magento Open Source

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Magento 2.2 has arrived! The newest release fixes 428 bugs, with 17 percent of those being community contributions.

The full release notes can be found here.

The 17 percent represents 71 bug fixes that would’ve likely been overlooked if not for the efforts of the Magento community. This result was thanks in no small part to plenty of Contribution days and hackathons, improved GitHub management, and the tireless effort of the Community Engineering team.

At Meet Magento Sweden, I was fortunate enough to participate in the Contribution Day in Stockholm.

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Posted in: Magento

Meet Magento Sweden 2017 – Recap

June 6, 2017 0 Comments RSS Feed

After returning from the incredible Stockholm, it is time to recap this epic event.

Just before the main event, Magento organized a Contribution Day at Nordic Web Team offices. We spent the entire day coding with Magento core engineers trying to improve the Magento 2 platform, and our work led me to submit a pull request on GitHub to add a small feature to the CLI.


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Posted in: Magento, Nexcess

3 Takeaways from Magento Imagine

April 12, 2017 0 Comments RSS Feed

Magento ImagineAfter a long weekend of rest, it’s time to write a small recap of Magento Imagine 2017. Since I spent most of my time there at the Nexcess booth, my recap will focus on the tradeshow side of the event, rather than the conference.

The Marketplace was open 3 hours on Monday, 10 hours on Tuesday, and 5 hours on Wednesday, for a total of 18 hours.

The stats are awesome: 15 Nexcessers x ~9 hours each = 135 hours of amazing talks with lots of old and new friends.

As always, the organization by the Magento team was amazing. Every detail was considered, and for us expositors, there is no better place for a booth than the Wynn. This year was by far the most attended one I can remember, with over 3500 curious wanderers looking for even more ways to grow their business with Magento 2.

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Posted in: Magento, Nexcess

Nomad Mage Virtual Magento Group

July 22, 2016 0 Comments RSS Feed

Nomad MageGood developers never stop learning.

The best way to keep learning is to stay active within the community, and one of the best ways is Nomad Mage, a virtual user group for Magento developers, by Magento developers.

With monthly online webinars, Nomad Mage gives expert developers a way to share their expertise. While these webinars shouldn’t replace your local user group, it offers an easy way to mine the best talent for expand your knowledge your reach into the international development community.

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Posted in: Magento

The State of PHP

June 22, 2016 0 Comments RSS Feed

Content MarketingWith PHP 5.5 end-of-life (EOL) just over the horizon, it’s worthwhile to catalog the versions still living in the eCommerce wilderness. Ben Marks started a poll recently and the results, to put it kindly, were discouraging.

Also, Composer creator Jordi Boggiano, ‏also known as @seldaek, released detailed stats that twisted the knife.

The chart below shows all PHP versions for all Composer users as of May 2016, when more than a third were still using PHP 5.5 or older. This confirms our experience as a web host, as we see plenty of sites running old versions of both PHP and Magento. These sites will be slow, and worse, they will stop receiving critical security updates. Refer to the PHP website for details on the shelf life of PHP 5.5 and other versions.

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It’s Time to Move to Magento 2

January 21, 2016 3 Comments RSS Feed

After months of blood, sweat, and tears, Magento 2 is a reality. From a technical perspective, Magento 2 outperforms its older sibling, but what about from a business perspective?

New eCommerce platforms always provoke familiar questions. Will this be compatible with my workflow? Will it have the modules I use for payment and shipping? Will I understand the platform and its internals?

The short answer: yes. Magento 2 is ready for your live store, and you can both enjoy its new features and integrate it with the most common payment and shipping providers. Even better, the development team rebuilt the Magento 2 administrator panel to make life easier for merchants.

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Posted in: Magento, Nexcess

Meet Magento Argentina 2015 recap

December 8, 2015 0 Comments RSS Feed

Product DocumentationFor the first time, Meet Magento landed in Argentina. The last Meet Magento event of the year took place in Buenos Aires, organized by our friends of Summa Solutions. As usual, we assisted this event, this time as bronze sponsors, and connected with the local merchants and community.

The event started early in the morning with a delicious breakfast and a keynote by Aldo Bressan, Summa’s co-founder, and Thomas Goletz, Meet Magento Association President, who highlighted Magento community events’ expansion to more than 30 countries worldwide.

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Posted in: Magento, Nexcess

Magento DIY book review

November 3, 2015 0 Comments RSS Feed

SitemapEarlier this month, Viktor and our colleagues from Firebear studio published Magento DIY. The book uses easily understood language to illustrate how to build a Magento store from scratch.

The short version: we love this book so much that we’re giving away ten free digital copies. To register, share this blog post with the hashtag #magentodiy and follow @Nexcess on Twitter.

The 280-page book presents five chapters, and each gives a variety of critical resources for both merchants and developers. Using Magento CE as his base, Viktor’s tips and tools for startups are invaluable for beginners. More experienced readers will benefit from having a massive set of front-end and back-end resources in one easy-to-read text.

Let’s review Viktor’s work chapter by chapter.

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Meet Magento Brazil 2015 Recap

October 9, 2015 3 Comments RSS Feed

StoryformOn October 5, Nexcess assisted and sponsored Meet Magento Brazil, one of the largest Magento events in South America. Our Sales and Community Development Teams connected with local merchants and developers eager to learn about our trajectory into the Brazilian market.

Carlos Hix, Director of GHX Consulting, opened the day by speaking on the current state of Brazilian eCommerce and highlighted how the community could contribute to its continuing expansion and success.

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Install WordPress and PHP 7 on CentOS

July 21, 2015 0 Comments RSS Feed

With PHP 7 around the corner, we wanted to create a dev environment to test some apps and prepare for its arrival.

PHP 7 installation for CentOS is not difficult and can be found here. With the precompiled builds, we created a VM with the appropriate software to start testing WordPress: Apache2, MariaDB and PHP 7. For this VM, we used Vagrant and VirtualBox.

VM setup involves two files: Vagrantfile, with centos.sh as a provisioner.

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Posted in: WordPress