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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 EavSetup to Import Attributes

Use EavSetup to Import Attributes

I recently had the issue that I needed to use the \Magento\Eav\Setup\EavSetup outside the setup-context. To be a bit more concrete, I wanted to import attribute-sets, attributes and attribute-options without using an install-script. My first idea was in magento2 you can easily inject the ‘EavSetup’ via constructor injection and then use it in your own class First try So I injected into my class which worked out well in the development-mode.

But using the same code with the production-mode a…

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Nice to know: Install N98-Magerun via Composer

Nice to know: Install N98-Magerun via Composer

There is a so far merely undocumented installation procedure for Magerun that is extremely handy in project configurations. You just require Magerun within the Magento project and you can then execute it from the vendor’s bin folder:

Afterwards if you commit the composer.json  and composer.lock  files it is a take-away for the whole team. So it is regardless whether you’re running it locally, inside a docker container or a complete different system. After composer install, n98-magerun2 is available…

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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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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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PSR-7 Standard – Part 1 – Overview

PSR-7 Standard – Part 1 – Overview

This is the first post of my new PSR-7 series. If you already use PSR-7 in your daily life as programmer you can skip the first part of this post. What is PSR-7? PSR-7 is a standard defined by the PHP-FIG. It don’t like to repeat the standard documents in my blog post. The idea is to give you some real world examples how you can use PSR-7 in your PHP projects. If you investigate the standard you can determine…

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Solving a 2006 MySQL error connection timeout in Magento1

Solving a 2006 MySQL error connection timeout in Magento1

In my recent task I was testing a web crawler script which uses Magento database information for the crawling requests. I have encountered the following error: Fatal error: Uncaught exception ‘PDOException’ with message ‘SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 2006 MySQL server has gone away’ in lib/Zend/Db/Statement/Pdo.php:228 The Problem This error occured after around 45 minutes of script runtime. The script was written in a way that it was possible that there is no database interaction for a longer period. In consequence to that…

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