Blog – Magento 2

Make Magento 2 small again

With version 2.3.0, Magento includes about 200 internal PHP packages (in the "magento" namespace) plus more than a hundred external PHP packages. These numbers have grown a lot in the last few releases, especially with several packages for the GraphQL integration and...

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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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Ever since the release of Magento 2 in November 2015, much has changed for this e-commerce platform. New versions, new features and partnerships, and a different approach to collaborations with the community keep us moving. Although the documentation of Magento 2 is much more extensive and helpful than it was the case for Magento 1, there are still specific topics to cover – which we do here, in order to help others.

Complementary descriptions of default features in Magento 2, examples of how to use these features, reports of the interaction between different extensions or tips and tricks for the development with this complex software can be found in this chapter of our blog.