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Below you'll find all the Uncategorized articles on the site, followed by a chronological listing of the same. You may also browse the 7 series directly via the following links. Miscellaneous Magento Articles, SugarCRM for PHP MVC Developers, Magento 2: Advanced Javascript, Magento 2 UI Components, Accelerated Mobile Pages, Pestle, and, Sylius for Magento and PHP Developers.

Headless Magento 2 Resources

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Headless Magento 2 Resources “Headless Magento” – that is, an ecommerce store whose user interface uses some other technology stack for the UI/UX (i.e. javascript) while relying on Magento’s REST API endpoints for store functionality – is a hot topic in the Magento world. While this approach can explode a project’s budget (you’re reimplementing the a front-end store and any extension functionality) it is, none-the-less, popular with agencies looking to put their javascript engineering teams to work. If your sales team has thrown you in the headless deep-end, the sitewards/headless-magento2-resources and ishakhsuvarov/going-headless GitHub repositories are two small projects that are […]

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Magento 2 VirtualTypes at Runtime

Whether you’re using your IDE, a debugging extension, or calling get_class and new ReflectionClass yourself, PHP (or any language’s) ability to examine itself at runtime is a vital tool for debugging a program. Most bugs come down to “this variable does not have what I thought it had in it”, or “the thing in [...]

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Text Columns in Magento 2 DDL

I’m working on adding DDL (data definition language) code generation to pestle – i.e. the code that ultimately creates your database tables that lives in the InstallSchema or UpgradeSchema classes. I came across this bit of weirdness #File: vendor/magento/module-cms/Setup/InstallSchema.php )->addColumn( 'identifier', [...]

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Pestle 1.2.1 Released

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Pestle. Earlier posts include Pestle 1.1.1 Released, Pestle 1.1.2 Released, and Magento 2 Setup Migration Scripts. Later posts include Sending Text Messages with PHP, pestle, and Nexmo, Pestle 1.3 and AbstractModel UI Generation, Pestle 1.4.1 and the Merits of Inheritance, Pestle 1.4.4 Released, [...]

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