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Author: Christian Münch

– Creator of n98-magerun
– Fan of football club @wormatia
– Magento user since version 0.8 beta
– 3x certified Magento developer
– PHP Top 1.000 developer (yes, I’m PHP4 certified and sooooo old)
– Chief development officer at netz98

Run Mailhog in Docker and use it in PHP

Run Mailhog in Docker and use it in PHP

This post describes how you can install and configure Mailhog as SMTP Server for your local PHP development environment. This is useful to catch all outgoing emails. A running PHP and Docker environment is required to follow the instructions. Install Mailhog On my local machine, I have docker-compose.yml file which contains a lot of services (e.g MySQL, Elastic, Redis) which I use during the daily development. For our mailhog example we need only one service. Please create a docker-compose.yml with…

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PSR-7 Standard – Part 3 – Response

PSR-7 Standard – Part 3 – Response

This post is part of series: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Request and URI Part 3: Response Part 4: File Uploads Part 5: HTTP-Client Part 6: Server Request Part 7: Middleware Part 8: Usage in a Magento module In the last blog post we described the RequestInterface of PSR-7. Every application will process this request and returns a response to the calling client. The response is the part where a backend sends a result of an server operation back to the client. Let’s view…

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Get PDF files by Magento Webapi

Get PDF files by Magento Webapi

Magento 2 comes with a modern REST interface. One of the advantages of the REST interface is that it can handle multiple response types. A client can request data from the server with a list of acceptable response formats. Out of the box Magento 2 supports two types. It comes with JSON and XML support. You can test it with a simple call to your local store.

If you omit the accept header the server will return JSON as…

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PSR-7 Standard – Part 2 – Request and URI

PSR-7 Standard – Part 2 – Request and URI

This post is part of series: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Request and URI Part 3: Response Part 4: File Uploads Part 5: HTTP-Client Part 6: Server Request Part 7: Middleware Part 8: Usage in a Magento module In the last blog post we described the history of PSR-7. The standard contains only interfaces. Today we start with the first two interfaces. The RequestInterface and the UriInterface. What is a HTTP Request? To start we create a little server simulation script with this content:…

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My personal recap of Magento Imagine 2017 in Las Vegas

My personal recap of Magento Imagine 2017 in Las Vegas

It was the second time that I attended the Magento Imagine. Last year the conference was characterized by the motto „We are Magento“. This year the word „E-Commerce Platform“ stays in my mind. Before I start my summary of the conference, I would like to tell a little bit about our trip … We startet our #RoadToImagine from Frankfurt/Main. After a 9h flight we (Maria, Ralf, Alex and me) arrived in Houston (Texas). There we had time to grab some pizzas after a…

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Use Swagger to generate a full functional Magento API Client

Use Swagger to generate a full functional Magento API Client

Magento 2 comes with a nice swagger schema which describes the Webapi. The Magento guys were very clever to choose swagger. It not only comes with a schema, but moreover it is a complete interactive API client as well. A swagger schema is a JSON document to formalize the REST API. Formalized documents have the big advantage that you can process the data with a machine. One idea I had was to create a PHP API for the Magento 2 API. Fortunately the swagger…

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A framework to prevent invalid stuff in your GIT repository

A framework to prevent invalid stuff in your GIT repository

The following blog post describes a a framework for managing and maintaining multi-language pre-commit hooks. The described methods adding a comprehensive quality gate to your publishing workflow. If you are using SVN instead of GIT you can skip this blog post 😛 The framework was designed by Yelp three years ago. It brings many pre defined checks designed for a generated GIT pre-commit hook. Most of the checks are made to to run against python files. This is not a blocker…

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