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Author: Matthias Walter

Magento1 since 2008 / Magento2 since 2015 Passionate Road Bike Rider (~3.500km/yr) Loves building software with a elaborate architecture and design 3x Magento Certified Software Developer >10 years Head of Magento Development @ netz98
Chrome 63 vs. dev domains

Chrome 63 vs. dev domains

With the recent update to version 63 for Chrome they introduced a feature, that redirects all *.dev  calls from HTTP to HTTPS. If you are using *.dev  domains to access your development machine, this behaviour is probably not what you want for all your local urls. Configuring dnsmasq At netz98 we are using dnsmasq to redirect all *.dev  calls to our localhost. dnsmasq has a setting where you can easily change this to another domain like *.localhost . First of locate…

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Recap Meet Magento 2017 Germany

Recap Meet Magento 2017 Germany

After attending my 10th Meet Magento in Germany (yes I missed one) and coming back to work, I think it is time for a short recap. This years Meet Magento probably was the biggest one in terms of number of attendants (800, according to the organizers). The location was at it’s limits for that amount of people. Luckily the weather was sunny so people could get outside and get some space. The next years Meet Magento will probably / hopefully…

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Introducing MageDeploy2

Introducing MageDeploy2

In our recent post series about Deploying Magento2 using Jenkins and deployer I was showing you how our Deployments are set up. In case you haven’t read them and are interested in the details here are the links: History and Overview of Magento2 Deployment Jenkins Build-Pipeline Setup (building assets, controlling the deployment) Releasing to Production (delivering code and assets, managing releases) Future Prospect (cloud deployment, artifacts) During the time of writing those articles I realized quite some improvements and generalizations that could be…

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Deploying Magento2 – Future Prospects [4/4]

Deploying Magento2 – Future Prospects [4/4]

This post is part of series: History and Overview of Magento2 Deployment Jenkins Build-Pipeline Setup (building assets, controlling the deployment) Releasing to Production (delivering code and assets, managing releases) Future Prospect (cloud deployment, artifacts) Recap In the previous posts we dived into our Deployment Pipeline and the Release to the staging or production environments. You should check those posts first before reading this one. In this post we will share our thoughts on where we want to go with our…

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Deploying Magento2 – Releasing to Production [3/4]

Deploying Magento2 – Releasing to Production [3/4]

This post is part of series: History and Overview of Magento2 Deployment Jenkins Build-Pipeline Setup (building assets, controlling the deployment) Releasing to Production (delivering code and assets, managing releases) Future Prospect (cloud deployment, artifacts) Recap In the last post Jenkins Build-Pipeline Setup we had a look at our Jenkins Build-Pipeline and how to the setup and configuration is done. If you haven’t read it yet you should probably do so before reading this post. The last step in our Build-Pipeline was the actual Deployment…

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Deploying Magento2 – Jenkins Build-Pipeline [2/4]

Deploying Magento2 – Jenkins Build-Pipeline [2/4]

This post is part of series: History and Overview of Magento2 Deployment Jenkins Build-Pipeline Setup (building assets, controlling the deployment) Releasing to Production (delivering code and assets, managing releases) Future Prospect (cloud deployment, artifacts) Recap In the post Deploying Magento2 & History / Overview [1/4] we showed an overview of our deployment for Magento2 and this post will go into more detail on what is happing on the Build-Server and how it is done. So to get you up to speed, this is…

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Deploying Magento2 – History & Overview [1/4]

Deploying Magento2 – History & Overview [1/4]

Quite recently we have updated the deployment of our Magento2 projects to a more flexible and reusable way. Originally I wanted to create one post to present you our deployment setup, the systems involved, the workflow & process and some code that might be interesting. While describing this subject I decided to create a series of posts to cover those parts as it was just getting to extensive for one post. I am planing to cover the following topics in separate posts: History and…

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How to Create a Category Image Attribute in Magento 2

How to Create a Category Image Attribute in Magento 2

Creating a custom Category Attribute with an image upload is quite common feature requirement in our shops. So this blog-post will be about the steps you have to take to create a custom category attribute with an image upload in Magento 2. The post turned out to be quite long, but I wanted to provide a complete description of all steps necessary. So stay with us if your interested 🙂 Our Module is called Dev98_CategoryAttributes and the image attribute will be called…

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How to create attribute-options in Magento2

How to create attribute-options in Magento2

Recently we had to create Configurable Products in our Product Import. To create those products we had to make sure that all simple products are generated before the configurable products and that all the attribute options for our configurable attribute are available. So this post will focus on how to create those attribute options and a problem where we had to spend some time figuring out. Preface We need to create those attribute options before we call $this->magentoImporter->validateSource($dataSource); otherwise the…

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How to adjust increment-ids in Magento 2

How to adjust increment-ids in Magento 2

Maybe almost every Magento developer has had the task to customize the increment-ids for orders or customers in Magento. Recap Magento 1 In Magento 1 you had to change the column increment_prefix  in the table eav_entity_store . I am sure there are modules out there that let you achieve that in convenient way. We have done that by using Setup-scripts most of the time. When a new store is created you need set the increment_prefix afterwards and do so for all entities that you…

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