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How to avoid security issues in Composer dependencies

How to avoid security issues in Composer dependencies

Composer is a great tool for requiring third party modules and software packages for your project. It’s an essential part of the current Magento 2 project structure. Because of the possibility to add more and more modules it is also getting more and more difficult to keep track of relevant security updates. That is especially the case when required modules have further requirements. Here are 3 tips how to improve your project’s security 1. Subscription of third party repositories (when…

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PSR-7 Standard – Part 6 – Server Requests

PSR-7 Standard – Part 6 – Server Requests

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 Part 3 we already discovered the RequestInterface which is used on client side. In this part, we have a more detailed look on the server side. The Server Request inherits all methods of the RequestInterface and has 13 additional methods. Six methods are available to…

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PSR-7 Standard – Part 5 – HTTP Client

PSR-7 Standard – Part 5 – HTTP Client

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 The fifth part of the PSR-7 series describes the HTTP Client. The HTTP client is tool which sends a request to a server and returns the response. Sadly PSR-7 does not contain an interface for the HTTP client. The Standard contains only the HTTP messages. The…

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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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PSR-7 Standard – Part 4 – File Uploads

PSR-7 Standard – Part 4 – File Uploads

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 After we learned what a Request and a Response are, let’s now look how we can send files to the server. Then have a look on how we can process them with Guzzle on the server side. Client Side Script As you can see in the…

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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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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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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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Review of the Magento Imagine 2017 from a personal point of view and a frontend perspective

Review of the Magento Imagine 2017 from a personal point of view and a frontend perspective

The Imagine: The Magento event as such! To me as an USA newbie on the one hand interesting because the conference takes place in Las Vegas, to me as a frontend developer on the other hand interesting because you can learn much about how Magento itself, but the community as well – like other developers, agencies and webshop operators – are working with the e-commerce platform and continuously developing it further. Let’s start at the beginning: Las Vegas is truly…

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