What date is it? It’s already May! This means that it’s time for a new Atwix MageNews Digest ?
Atwix #MageNews is a Magento Community monthly roundup which highlights the most exciting and important updates that have landed within the past month.
Let’s get started and make sure you haven’t missed anything!
Not to Miss
Magento Imagine 2019
Magento Imagine, a key and the biggest event in Magento Community is coming in the middle of May in vibrant Las Vegas. Imagine “marathon” will start from a Contribution Day on May 11th where besides the existing community projects like MSI and GraphQL, a new one will be kicked off – an integration of the Adobe Stock with the PageBuilder. The Magento Association is going to host a “Get Involved” networking event alongside the Contribution Day during the whole weekend, so feel free to pop in and say hi to old friends as well as meet the new ones.
There will be a ton of activities alongside Imagine this year. From traditional Big Dam Run and Pre-Imagine to Lego Wall and Puppy Play! Check out the complete schedule here.
Magento Imagine itself will start on the 13th of May and will feature three days packed with a lot of sessions and case studies on technical and business topics. Check out the agenda and make sure to swing by the Atwix booth to get some cool stickers, t-shirts and swag as well as get a free express performance audit of your Magento store!
— Óscar Recio Soria (@OSrecio) January 22, 2018
Magento features Atwix!
Sorry, but we just couldn’t miss that! We’ve got featured in the official Magento Blog as the #1 Magento Contributor and a couple of people from Atwix have shared their personal stories with the Magento world. Check out how Magento discovered Atwix winning culture (and even mentioned Atwix MageNews!).
Magento 2.1 and 2.2 EOL Soon
Magento 2.1 will face its EOL in June 2019 and Magento 2.2 in December 2019. Not to forget that Magento 1 is reaching its End of Life in June of 2020. Read about what to expect of Magento 1 and Magento 2 sunset in an article from JetRails.
Former CEO of Magento Commerce, Mark Lavelle is stepping aside as the commerce leader at Adobe. Before he joined Magento in November 2015, Mark served as Senior Vice President of Product for eBay Enterprise. He co-founded Bill Me Later, acquired by eBay in 2008. Mark leaded Magento as it transitioned from eBay to private equity and continued as Magento got acquired by Adobe. Lavelle’s leadership has influenced the growth of the Magento’s Community, made Magento 2 happen and made the company truly community-driven. The community keeps highlighting that Mark is an exceptional leader, visionary and one who was always willing to listen. Thank you for your tremendous efforts and good luck, Mark!
With so much progress made making Magento part of Adobe, this is the right time for me to step aside. I sincerely thank everyone I've had the great pleasure of working with on this amazing journey. I know the best is yet to come for Magento! https://t.co/f05ZNyjp7L
— Mark Lavelle (@mklave1) April 18, 2019
Mystery of UPWARD
Have you heard about Peregrine, PWA Buildpack, Venia? Most likely, yes, but what about UPWARD? Did you know that this is a middleware standard between PWA and your APIs? The following article explains everything about UPWARD in Magento PWA on clear examples. Highly recommended reading for having a comprehensive view of Magento PWA.
– [Medium] Magento PWA Studio: What is UPWARD?
Magento Meetup Kyiv 2019
Kyiv will always remain the cradle of the Magento platform. That’s why we, at Atwix, were especially proud to organize the inaugural Kyiv Magento Meetup last month. There were more than 70 attendees from 4 countries, including Magento Community Engineering rockstars from Austin and Dublin, 4 talks, drinks and great conversations with a vibrant Magento community. Alex Yermak from Mobecls also was there and decided to tell us how it was.
Huge thanks to 70+ attendees from 4 countries at the #Magento Meetup in Kyiv. Thanks to @vaimoglobal and @magentoassoc for your support and of course @atwixcom crew with @lunkov_alex for organization of the Meetup and starting this wonderful tradition. pic.twitter.com/CcEBOLvyxD
— Slava Kravchuk (@slkra) April 12, 2019
Meet Magento Netherlands 2019
Dutchento and The Hague hosted Magento community at Meet Magento Netherlands 2019. The conference was covering the biggest trends in Magento development for both beginners and experts. Speakers talked about PWA, CI/CD, Future of the Magento Architecture and more. You can check out slides from the conference below.
— Sander Mangel (@sandermangel) April 18, 2019
– [Dutchento] Meet Magento 2019: PWA, CI/CD, Future Magento Architecture and more
– [Google Docs] John Hughes – Stop Flushing the Cache
– [Google Docs] Jordan Eisenburger – Magento PWA
– [Slideshare] Igor Miniailo – A long way from Monolith to Service Isolated Architecture
– [SlideshareOnline] R. Neitzel & F. Blechschmidt – Half a Rush Hour in Magento 2
– [bitExpert] Stephan Hochdörfer – Tools to improve the quality of your Magento project
– [LinkedIn] Kim van Wilgen – Continiusly Delivering Continius Devlivery
Dave Macaulay shared a straightforward tutorial about setting up Magento 2 running on your local machine via Valet+ development environment. This can be super helpful if you give up configuring and tunning Docker on your MacOS systems and just want to get it worked.
Mark Shust created a 40 minutes course where he shares his experience of running and managing the performance of Magento development environments using Docker on macOS.
Anonymizing on the Fly
Max Chadwick dropped a run-anywhere, dependency-less database anonymizer that replaces sensitive database data on the fly while doing mysqldump command. This approach helps to get anonymized database dump right on the server where dump is done and prevent from the man-in-a-middle attack while transmitting this data to another server.
– [Github] dbanon – A run anywhere database anonymizer
Last month our Community talked a lot about Magento 2 development environment setup. Apparently, about one little and pretty cool tool that helps to synchronize codebases between endpoints (like Docker and your local filesystem). The tool is called Mutagen. Mutagen is designed to support remote development scenarios, with configurable behaviors specifically designed to help developers edit code locally while building, running, or packaging it in a remote environment. It currently supports locations on local filesystems, SSH-accessible filesystems, and Docker container filesystems.
What’s up, Magento?
Magento announced a couple of updates in open source projects. Magento PWA v2.1.0 is now live with Magento v2.3.1 compatibility and increased unit test coverage. Magento Coding Standard has a new 2.0.0 version now with a few more new rules that disallow usage of proxies and interceptors in constructors directly and array_merge() function in the loop. Finally, Magento automated updating of Github’s language packages weekly using Crowdin project which was kicked off recently.
More about Payflow Card Attack
Magento Team released a new Magento_PaypalReCaptcha module for Magento Commerce that is going to add a captcha on getting Payflow Secure Token. Besides that, the develop branch of Magento 2.2 got merged CSRF protection for vulnerable action. See more information below and make sure you are protected against this attack vector.
WebP for Magento
Magento Architecture got a proposal to support modern WepP format for catalog images.
– [Magento Architecture] Add WebP support
Upcoming Events. Don’t Miss!
– May 9th – Magento Meetup Hungary, Budapest, HU
– May 11-12th – Contribution Day & Magento Association’s Get Involved at Magento Imagine, Las Vegas, NV
– May 12th – Imagine Big Dam Run, Las Vegas, NV
– May 12th – PreImagine 2019, Las Vegas, NV
– May 13-15th – Magento Imagine 2019, Las Vegas, NV
– May 28th – Magento Meetup Austria, Vienna, AT
Next month is going to be hot for news, especially because of the Magento Imagine. Stay tuned live for all the insights by following @atwixcom on twitter.
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