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Conference Speaking Checklist

As a somewhat frequent public speaker, I have an internal checklist, besides actual preparation of the presentation. Over time, the list grew longer and longer, as I noticed things at conferences that I would have liked to know in advance. So I’m writing it down to...

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Decorators for Magento Templates

A decorator is a class that wraps another class, implements the original interface, delegates method calls to the original class, but may modify the return values or add additional methods. The Decorator design pattern is one of the original design patterns for object...

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View Models in Magento 1 and 2

Magento 2.2.0 and 2.2.1 made some interesting changes to the layout system, with the goal to make the inheritance based block system redundant: all blocks are automatically considered of the “Template” type if not specified otherwise classes can be injected via layout...

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