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Mission “Save the plugin”

Mission “Save the plugin”

It has been almost a year since we resumed work on Adobe’s Magento PhpStorm plugin. It’s fair to say that balancing merchant work with open source project contribution is not done easily. Especially during the build-up to the holiday season, when all of our client businesses ramp up their online eCommerce plans – requesting that agencies like Atwix ramp up development efforts, as well.

We all have 24 hours in a day, right? Kidding aside, with all the community’s interest, passion and motivation aligned, and now on the other side of the holiday sprint season, there is a clear need and now some time to re-commit effort to this critical community engineering project. And critical this project is! The number of people using this plugin defies the imagination. There were more than 70,000 downloads in November 2020. Almost every Magento developer is affected.

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Magento Cloud - Pro vs Starter

Magento Commerce Cloud — Starter vs Pro Comparison

Magento Commerce Cloud is the ideal combination of a hosting platform together with the right Magento Commerce features for building a website. We already highlighted reasons to choose Magento Commerce Cloud solution – a perfect choice for merchants who wish to simplify website maintenance and, at the same time, acquire a stable platform for developing and growing business.

Magento offers two variations depending on business needs – Magento Commerce Cloud: Starter and Pro-Plan. Let’s compare these in more detail so you can find the right choice for your company.

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Storefront Notifications — Best Practices

Storefront notifications — best practices

Discover insights around specifics of storefront notifications which Magento 2 uses to inform website visitors as well as existing best practices we recommend to be followed and used by Magento developers.

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Think you are hiding your Magento 2 store back-end URL?

As you may know, Magento recommends using a unique, custom Admin URL instead of the default “admin” or a common term such as “back-end”. Although it will not directly protect your site from a determined bad actor intending to steal your data, but it can reduce exposure to scripts that try to gain unauthorized access. Even though there is a custom URL set up for Admin, this does not necessarily mean that it will remain unexposed to someone, especially to attackers.

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Few tips for Improving JavaScript Performance

We think that JavaScript is a very important part of web developing today. But sometimes we do not think about simple tips that can increase the performance of the JS. In the post we try to overview some common issues of JS and also the simple solution that helps improve the performance of Magento site.

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MageTalk Wallpapers 2019

The Magetalk podcast holds a special place in our hearts and minds. With tens of thousands listeners monthly it is arguably the most influential media in Magento world.

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How to add a simple note to Magento one step checkout

Sometimes the additional info in the order is very useful. It can be an additional choice or message from a customer. Unfortunately, Magento 2 does not provide any additional forms on the Magento one page checkout steps by default.

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Key rules for your Magento 2 security

Magento 2 security topics play a significant role in the success of every online business. Nowadays, this topic becomes even more important due to such a huge number of different types of hacker attacks and sensitive data leaks all over the world. The duty of every website manager is to make sure that the key security rules are followed and the website is well-protected. The following article describes the most critical security issues and measures required for every website.

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Is it worth covering Magento 2 code by automated tests?

Automated tests implementation has always been an interesting topic for many store owners and managers. We receive many questions every day like: should we invest money for tests in addition to development? How will it help an online business? Which tests are better and why? Therefore, we want to shed some light on which types of tests are the most popular and useful and highlight key reasons of test importance.

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How to make a package for the Magento Marketplace in Magento 2

If you developed some Magento 2 module and you want to publish the module on the Magento Marketplace, you need to prepare a package with the module first.
In the post, we do not describe how to publish the module on the Magento Marketplace only how to prepare the ultimate package version and validate it.

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