geschrieben von Maja Kardum
am 25. Mai 2017 - 14:15

We are proud to announce an awesome Responsive Web Design workshop by one and only Vitaly Friedman! This writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine will get up on stage at Inchoo’s hometown Osijek with smashing workshop “New Adventures in Responsive Web Design”.

Faculty of Economics at Osijek will be the main point of this event on June 17 from 9AM to 6PM.

What’s the “New Adventures in Responsive Web Design” about?

With HTTP/2, Service Workers, Responsive Images, Flexbox, SVG and Font Loading API now available in browsers, we all are still trying to figure out just the right strategy for designing and buildings responsive websites just in time. We want to use all of these…

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am 24. Mai 2017 - 18:13
JavaScript unit testing with Jasmine | Magento 2 Developer Documentation:

Jasmine’s a testing framework for javascript code – I didn’t know until today that Magento 2 had setup a framework for these tests.

(Via the tremendous Vinai)

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am 22. Mai 2017 - 19:51
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Modern Javascript for PHP Developers. Earlier posts include Modern Javascript for PHP Developers. This is the most recent post in the series. Last time we investigated the basic execution flow of a server side NodeJS program. Our program responded directly to an HTTP request sent by a web-client. Most NodeJS programs aren’t written like this — instead, they use a routing framework of some kind to help separate requests by their URLs and other request parameters. Today we’ll look at one of the most popular routing frameworks, Express. This article […]
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am 22. Mai 2017 - 2:00

Hi, I'm Sophie and I started at Meanbee as a Project Manager over 4 years ago. Back then it was 5 developers and myself trying to navigate the path of a small start up. Over the years we have honed our workflow and project management process; which I would like to share today. We started investigating Agile not long after I started and found it was a good fit for our business and the majority of our project work. We try to use the framework of Agile to influence our day to day project management and to organise this we use Atlassian's Jira & Confluence software.

One of our most significant changes to the business was moving all of our clients are on to a monthly retainer which allows us to block book time in to work on their sites. It works well as it gives both us and the client a timeline to work with and allows us both to get organised. It also means that the level of work being done is consistent and we can plan big ticket items well in advance.

Pre-…
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am 20. Mai 2017 - 21:51
This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Modern Javascript for PHP Developers. This is the first post in the series. It’s getting harder and harder to ignore the modern javascript world. Even if you plan on staying safely ensconced in your non-javascript platform of choice, working with a web browser means javascript based or enhanced UIs. More and more these platforms are adopting a modern javascript tool chain. The days of include this javascript file as a <script/> tag are coming to an end. In my new Modern Javascript for PHP Developer series we’ll explore the world […]
geschrieben von Danijel Vrgoc
am 18. Mai 2017 - 13:29

While working on a Magento 2 project for our client, I was supposed to create more/less button, which is not part of neither Blank or Luma themes. The button should be on product page, but only inside of Details tab on desktop (accordion on mobile), which displays product description field in Admin.

Before we get started, I have created a custom theme (Inchoo/MoreLess that is extending Blank theme), make sure to update the correct path for your theme as we go along. The code was written on latest (2.1.6) installation with sample data.

First of all, we need to create several files:

touch app/design/frontend/Inchoo/MoreLess/Magento_Catalog/layout/catalog_product_view.xml touch app/design/frontend/Inchoo/MoreLess/requirejs-config.js touch app/design/frontend/Inchoo/MoreLess/web/js/toggle-product-description.js touch app/design/frontend/Inchoo/MoreLess/Magento_Catalog/templates/more-less.phtml touch app/design/frontend/Inchoo/MoreLess/web/css/source/_theme.less

Let…

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am 16. Mai 2017 - 18:51

(Putting this here in an external-memory/thinking-out-loud sort of way)

Prior to Magento 2’s release, Magento executives circulated the idea that Magento 1 would reach its “end-of-life” three years after the release of Magento 2. Magento 2 was released November 17, 2015, which means Magento 1 reaches its end-of-life November 18, 2018.

However – it’s not entirely clear what end-of-life means for Magento 1.

If Magento 1 was a web application, end-of-life would mean the servers would be shut off.

If Magento 1 was a software application that was regularly updated, end-of-life would mean no more updates.

Magento 1 is neither of these.

Making things extra challenging is Magento Inc. itself, as a whole, has been pretty cagey about being pinned down on what end-of-life really means.

End-Of-Life for Community Edition

First, despite the three years from Magento 2 messaging circulated at…

geschrieben von PAJ
am 16. Mai 2017 - 12:11

The Windows Server Essentials Connector is software that lets you connect your PC to a Windows Server 2012 R2. Most commonly it is used by small businesses to connect clients to a Windows Server Essentials Server (formerly Windows Small Business Server or SBS) to perform automated client backups on the server.

For many small businesses this is a good way to automate client backups and it works well, at least it did until Windows 10 was released and the essentials connector software stopped working.

Windows 10 and Windows 10 feature upgrades break the server essentials connector.

Windows 10 and Windows 10 feature upgrades break the server essentials connector

At the time of writing we have been waiting well over a year for an…

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am 16. Mai 2017 - 2:48

(With apologies to whomever originally posted this technique – I can’t seem to find your original article. If you’d like link/credit just let me know)

As companies start to go ahead with Magento 2 builds and Magento 2 upgrades, more an more developers are wondering what to do about the missing code pools from Magento 1. If you’re not familiar with them, code pools allowed you to completely replace a Magento 1 class file with your own version. If you wanted to replace the Mage_Core_Model_Url file at

app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Url.php

all you needed to do was put your new file in the local code pool

app/code/local/Mage/Core/Model/Url.php

Behind the scenes, the code pool functionality was just another folder added to PHP’s include_path.

Magento 2 did away with code pools, and this was probably the right call. Code pools created a big problem when it came time for point release upgrades. If…

geschrieben von Alex Taranovsky
am 15. Mai 2017 - 13:36

Can you be really sure that all visitors of your site see it the same way as you do – design and content? In the era, when content matters more and more, one type of hacker attacks became particularly popular – content spoofing. You will find out the algorithms and tools that hackers use to perform such attacks, specifically replacing website’s content for particular visitors.

Discovery story

A client has come with the trouble that the blog of their site is shown in Japanese within Google Search:

geschrieben von PAJ
am 10. Mai 2017 - 19:05

Amazon offer cloud drive storage for photos free for Amazon Prime customers. For less that 10 yoyos per month you can upgrade to an unlimited cloud drive storage plan.

Yes, I did just say unlimited storage.

This is pretty neat, but I already use an open source cloud storage system on my own cloud server – called er, Owncloud Wouldn’t it be really nifty if I could attach the unlimited Amazon Cloud drive storage to my Owncloud.

Here is how to do it in 5 easy steps:

  1. Sign up for an unlimited Amazon Cloud Drive storage plan at https://www.amazon.de/clouddrive
  2. Install and configure acd_cli
    1. pip3 install –upgrade –pre acdcli
    2. acd_cli -v init
      1. authenticate with Amazon…
geschrieben von Sasa Brankovic
am 10. Mai 2017 - 9:31

Out of the box, Magento 2 offers fair amount of search engine optimization options but when it comes to category pages, we only have option to add canonical meta tags. In today’s blog post, we will try to spice that up a bit by implementing our own variation of canonical tag and by adding rel=”next” and rel=”prev” tags to help bots with paginated content.

There are several ways to implement said functionality but the first step will most likely involve creating new Magento 2 module. I decided to implement our logic using event observer approach, so the first thing we do is configure our module to watch certain events. We do this by creating events.xml file in our modules etc/frontend folder followed by creating our observer class.

<?xml version="1.0"?>   <config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"…
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am 9. Mai 2017 - 19:46
List of mod_security Rules for Magento 1:

A list of instructions from the (semi?) independent Mage Security Council on installing their scanner. This sort of buries the lead – the end of the instructions point off to a list of malware fingerprint, which server administrators can use to block common attacks before they ever reach Magento.

geschrieben von Denis Saltanakhmedov
am 8. Mai 2017 - 9:00

In one of our previous posts we described what a dashboard widget is and how to add a custom widget to an OroCRM dashboard. OroCRM has many native widgets with different useful functions, and one of the favorite ones is a Quick Launchpad.

After installing OroCRM, we have the widget on the dashboard that has links to few pages: Accounts, Leads, Contacts, Opportunities, and System configuration. We can add, collapse, delete, and rename the widget from admin but we can’t change the links. Fortunately we can change it in the code, as well as we can add custom links and manage existing links in a separate config file without changing the core files.

geschrieben von PAJ
am 7. Mai 2017 - 19:50

I have been working with PHP for about 6 years now and my first public facing development server is about the same age. It started life as a 32 bit 1GB Linode probably running Ubuntu v10.x, it survived a couple of OS upgrades and even a pseudo kernel shift to 64bit and ended life as a Linode 4096 running Ubuntu 14.x.

Maintaining servers whether they are physical or virtual is a real pain in the neck, as time goes by you develop apps, you install more and more software and your simple php development platform starts to become quite complex. When it comes to a major OS update e.g. Ubuntu 14LTS to 16LTS where mysql and php versions are changing then keeping all your (now live) websites, blogs and apps running can become a real challenge.

In an ideal world you would have multiple servers designed specifically for the apps they are running, in the real world when we are talking about personal websites, blogs and forums everything ends up running on the same server. The…

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am 6. Mai 2017 - 2:49
BFG Repo-Cleaner by rtyley:

Not quite Magento related, but we’ll let that slide. BFG is a command line program that lets you remove unwanted content from your a git repository’s history. Discovered it via a GitHub support issue on the same topic.

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am 5. Mai 2017 - 21:35
There’s a new point release of pestle available for immediate download — this one’s mostly a “bug fixes and improvements” sort of release, with the exception of the new mysql:key-check command, and some early alpha work on a Magento 2 webapi/service-contract generator. If “bug fixes and improvements” makes you :eyeroll: look for a full list of changes in the closed milestone issues. Current pestle users can grab the latest release with a pestle.phar selfupdate New users can find installation instructions over in the GitHub repository. MySQL Key Check Command The one new command is pretty straight forward — pass in […]
geschrieben von Toni Anicic
am 5. Mai 2017 - 12:02

Often, during an SEO audit, we figure out that the store that came to us for the audit suffered a manual or an algorithmical penalty from Google which resulted in a significant loss of organic traffic.

During the years we got pretty experienced in removing such penalties and getting the website back on the right track for clients that listened to our advice.

But, did you know our own clients who have a consulting retainer with us never got penalized by Google?

Here’s why…

Our clients never get penalized by Google because…

…we obey the rules. And we proactively warn our clients when they’re breaking the rules and getting themselves in danger of penalty. We monitor their websites to make sure none of their competitors are doing any negative SEO either.

This resulted in one simple fact that all of our clients…

geschrieben von Dmytro Cheshun
am 5. Mai 2017 - 11:47

Recently we have shared a tutorial on how to add custom Admin system messages in Magento 2. Today we will cover another type of notifications that uses Default Admin Notifier – Notifications.

The Notifications feature in Magento is used for notifying an admin user about variability issues, security patches, updates and other news.

There are four severity types of notification messages in Magento.

  • Notice – updates, releases and other Magento news;
  • Minor – minor updates and other messages;
  • Major – important notifications, which you should check shortly;
  • Critical – vulnerability issues and other most important notifications.

By default, Magento 2 uses only one notifier Magento\AdminNotification\Model\Inbox. So the…