My tweet about my Magento Imagine 2017 recap got a whole lot attention. Thanks for the positive feedback so far! What brought up a broader discussion was my sentence „For Magento, fairly naked actresses at the party obviously do not contradict with a session about diversity in tech“. I slightly edited this sentence in the initial post as this may have been exaggerated. Anyway, the discussion shows that I was not the only one who stumbled upon this topic. And there was already a discussion or two like that during the developers‘ paradise in Croatia.
Magento Imagine always sounded like fun and by far like the most professional and biggest Magento conference in the world. Until now, I was too stingy and found it too expensive to go there. Paying the ticket price, the flight and the hotel all by myself just seemed to be too much given that there are so many Magento events in Europe. This year I was really lucky one more time and won the trip to Imagine 2017 from dotmailer. I am so thankful and honestly appreciate this a lot! They wanted to give something back to the community – such a selfless thinking. Awesome! And by the way, they really seem to have a rock solid product as well. If you are merchant with a decent size and look for email automation, go have a look at dotmailer!
I recently configured Cloudflare for a client and the performance results were indeed promising. On a very first view, it looks like a well developed product with interesting features. We came across a major checkout issue though. In some browsers, the buttons in the checkout did not work – hence, many people could not order. It was hard to debug as I could not reproduce the issue in the first place, but I finally managed to find the root cause.
Last weekend, I finally attended my first German Magento unconference. I have been at the unconference in Utrecht, Netherlands, last year but did not manage to attend a German unconference yet. As expected, the event was awesome and I will try to be there next year as well.
After applying the pain-in-the-ass Magento secuity patch SUPEE-6788, I encountered a „Column not found: 1054 Unknown column ‚main_table.status‘ in ‚where clause'“ error on the admin order grid. The issue is tough to debug as there are no custom templates or extensions involved in the call stack.
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Better late than never. Finally, here is my review for the #mm16de – the Meet Magento Germany 2016. As always, it was a great event and definitely worth participating. So if you did not go this year, go there next year! It is definitely a must-event for anyone in the German Magento ecosystem. Period.
In the end of April (holy crap, already a month ago!), I attended the Magento developers paradise for a second time. The last one I attended was the one in Mallorca in the summer of 2013. This time, the conference was in a beautiful village at the coast of Croatia – Opatija. Magento Developers Paradise 2016 Review weiterlesen
I am a big fan of specialisation – I think it is the only way to really enable good quality. That is why I cooperate with great specialised partners for stuff like design, user experience, conversion optimisation, SEO, SEM and stuff like that. I am specialised in developing – especially with regard to Magento. I am also not a devop or system engineer. Of course I can configure a server for my needs and do some fancy stuff with it, but there are people out there who do this the whole day and are really into it. They can optimise a server like a pro and that is why I want to work with them and do not fiddle with servers myself. But where are the server pros? There are a lot of managed Magento hosting offers, but are they really suited for Magento? Do these hosters all know Magento and its requirements good enough? I made a lot of bad experiences with various hosters which promised great Magento hosting. So this will be an alphabetically ordered list of managed Magento hosting providers I worked with. I collect all my experiences here, so that I have them for reference and so that you guys can select a good hoster for your Magento project and can skip the bad ones! So here we go… Managed Magento Hosting Experiences weiterlesen
I always encounter two main problems when it comes to the deployment of small- and medium-sized Magento shops. First, when I take over a shop, there is often no deployment process at all. Second, when people talk about the deployment process for Magento shops, it is always about big projects. I understand that this is more challenging and may sound more attractive to some of you, but I think it is also important to talk about the deployment process of smaller Magento shops. So here we go!
After I took the Magento Certified Solution Specialist and Magento Certified Frontend Developer exams end of last year and in the beginning of this year, I finally also took the Magento Certified Developer exam. Conclusion: It is, as expected, the hardest of the three exams, but it is absolutely doable if you worked with Magento for more than a year on a full-time basis. Magento Certified Developer weiterlesen