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Tips for writing maintainable code

If you have ever worked in a team or in any other way had to maintain others people code, you already know how important is to write maintainable code. Actually, this doesn’t need to be others people code at all – if you are trying to modify your year-old-code, you may already forgot all the details around it and it may be hard for you to read it, let alone modify it.

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“I want people to understand the seemingly impossible is possible, and how to take small steps to achieve your goals” Karen Baker from ShipperHQ on #MM18HR stage

This speaker that will join us at Meet Magento Croatia doesn’t need a huge introduction. Almost all of us in Magento community at some point stumbled at something Karen Baker wrote, tweeted or shared in any other form. Last year, she surprised us all with unannounced visit to MM17HR. This year, we are pleased to welcome her at the stage of Meet Magento Croatia with “From a free Extension to a SAAS Product – How you can do it too” presentation in which she’ll share her story about entrepreneurship and eCommerce world in general.

Without further ado, meet Karen!

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At MM18HR, Miguel Balparda will teach us how to effectively communicate with Support

In our series of articles in which we’re presenting speakers at Meet Magento Croatia event, the time has come to find out more about Miguel Balparda who will join us with “A day in Support” presentation.

As a Magento 2 Maintainer, Core contributor, and avid Magento supporter, Miguel is also known in the community as a passionate traveler. He’s probably on the beach coding, while you’re reading about his career, and his opinion on how important is it for a developer to understand client’s needs from a business perspective, rather than “just” the technical one.

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Jisse Reitsma will be sharing his knowledge on “Connecting GraphQL to your own React project” – MM18HR will be burning from hot PWA topics!

For a second year in the row, Jisse will be joining us on the stage of Meet Magento Croatia, this time with “Connecting GraphQL to your own React project”. His expertise in driving innovation throughout the Magento ecosystem and dedication to delivering best-in-class implementations earned him the Mover title in Magento Masters program.

We are lucky his spy career didn’t work out!

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Shane Osbourne on the stage of MM18HR with “The Road to PWA – what to do right now”

Shane will be joining us on the Meet Magento Croatia 2018 stage in Osijek, Croatia with the presentation “The Road to PWA – what to do right now”. This talk addresses an increasingly common question: What can we do right now to prepare for a PWA future?

In this interview, meet Shane and read a thing or two about his view on PWA that he’ll generously share on #MM18HR stage.

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Unit testing in Magento 2

Magento 2 comes pre-installed with PHPUnit, an automated testing framework for PHP. It is included as one of the dependencies in Magento 2. Covering the basics of PHPUnit is out of the scope of this tutorial, after a short introduction we are going to focus on the practical example of using PHPUnit with Magento 2. For those who are interested in PHPUnit basics, I would recommend reading documentation or tutorials on the web since it is a very well documented topic.

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On the road again – heading off to Imagine!

Every year, Imagine is aiming for the new heights. I mean, 150+ speakers with top names from the industry, 3000 attendees and Phillip Jackson as Master of Ceremonies? What could beat that?!

Twitter feed is filled with #MagentoImagine and #RoadToImagine posts, and they are a delight to watch. The community is showing its strength once again. We can’t say this enough, but there is no community like Magento community! Am I right or am I right?

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Using Zend for intensive data processing

Sometimes there are cases where a lot of data processing needs to be done and using Magento models and resources is either too slow or too intensive for your solution. This is when Zend framework on which Magento is built upon jumps in. Naturally, you can write raw php/mysql functionality for your needs, but if you want to keep your code clean and reusable, using Zend functionality is the way.

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The process of improving online store usability and design your customers will enjoy

The only point of contact your customer has with your online store, is the designed interface. Ever wondered exactly what they think of it? Long gone are the days when the design was purely a visual discipline. It shifted into a responsibility, where designers are also to be valued for their understanding of the product being built. Design doesn’t just paint the building, it builds the stairs to an overall better usability and collaboration of everyone included. It is necessary to update our processes with thorough understanding of end users, colleagues and stakeholders to make responsible and risk-reduced design decisions. Change through user testing is what keeps the design process relevant and competitive.

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How we developed a new Morris 4×4 Center store – case study

In 2017, we had a challenging task in front of us. It all started with an inquiry from a potential new client, Morris 4×4 Center, that was looking for a partner to help them address and solve website stability issues.

From that, it developed into a whole new project with the deadline of delivering a new site in under 2 months! Backend and frontend developers, design team, eCommerce consultants – we were all in it!

Let me tell you more about this project.

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How to delete spam customer accounts from Magento

We all love spam bots, don’t we? They really help us improve our sites. There was a situation with one of our clients being hit by a spam bot that generated dozens of customer accounts daily. Let us show you how to get rid of them and protect the site against future attacks.

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Why you should go to MageTestFest if you are a Magento developer

© Meet Inchooers Luka and Stjepan at MageTestFest

When a conference is advertised as “Magento. Software Testing. Party.” and Yireo stands behinds its organization, there is really not much left to say in order to convince you to attend MageTestFest that’s happening November 15th – 18th 2017!

There are no doubts – you must clear your schedule and head off to this international developer oriented event that has one single focus: TESTING! Vital for clean coding, testing is a topic that can always break the unbearable silence among developers that are just meeting each other.

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Keeping an eye on small things in eCommerce projects

When managing projects, one usually focuses on big things: biggest costs, biggest features, biggest risks, etc. The same is with building an eCommerce site – the biggest, most important things are, well, most important.

But large topics are not the be-all and end-all of the project.

In this post, we will illustrate how tiny issues can have an outsized influence on the project. Through analysis of several examples from our experience, we will try to understand how small perturbations shape the course of the project.

So let’s start with something totally relevant, let’s start with – Napoleon.

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