Technical blog posts about Magento

Articles containing in-depth analysis of Magento 2's best practices, programming techniques, and other development topics.

What is the difference between Magento 2’s cache clean & flush?

What is the difference between Magento 2’s cache clean & flush?

If you've ever wanted an explanation of the difference between Magento's cache:clean and cache:flush commands, here it is.

Mark Shust

Mark Shust

Dependency injection with Magento's Object Manager

Dependency injection with Magento's Object Manager

Learn how Magento's Object Manager works with dependency injection to create & manage objects in the Magento framework.

Mark Shust

Mark Shust

Set up & configure Grunt for Magento 2 theming

Set up & configure Grunt for Magento 2 theming

Getting your developing tooling is important for efficient Magento 2 theming, and a crucial part of that process is setting up & configuring Grunt for LESS & CSS compilation.

Mark Shust

Mark Shust

Debug Magento 2 PHP with Tinkerwell

Debug Magento 2 PHP with Tinkerwell

There are many ways to debug Magento. One option is to use Tinkerwell, a fully-functional REPL to help debug your PHP code.

Mark Shust

Mark Shust

Static Analysis in Magento with PHPStan

Static Analysis in Magento with PHPStan

Learn about PHPStan and a related Magento plugin, which provide the ability to help follow Magento best practices by analyzing code during development.

Mark Shust

Mark Shust

Automated testing in Magento 2 with Behat

Automated testing in Magento 2 with Behat

There are many ways to conduct automated unit testing in Magento, and one of those ways is with Behavior-Driven Development using Behat.

Carlo Tasca

Carlo Tasca

Create custom Magento checkout layout processors to modify jsLayout

Create custom Magento checkout layout processors to modify jsLayout

Still using plugins to modify properties of jsLayout? Stop right now, and learn a more elegant way to customize the Magento checkout with your own custom layout processor.

Mark Shust

Mark Shust

All about the Magento 2 configuration settings fallback process

All about the Magento 2 configuration settings fallback process

Everyone knows about creating & assigning configuration settings in Magento 2. But do you know about the fallback process, and how values can be overridden per environment?

Mark Shust

Mark Shust

Understand local & external JavaScript state management in Magento

Understand local & external JavaScript state management in Magento

Managing application state is always difficult, and knowing when to use local or external state can help guide a proper architectural decision for your Magento store.

Mark Shust

Mark Shust

Programmatically add a column to the Magento 2 sales order database table

Programmatically add a column to the Magento 2 sales order database table

Find out how to add a custom field to the sales_order database in Magento as an order attribute using extension attributes.

Mark Shust

Mark Shust

Easily debug Magento in Docker with Spatie's Ray

Easily debug Magento in Docker with Spatie's Ray

Sick of using \Psr\Log\LoggerInterface, var_dump, or Xdebug to debug data in Magento? There is now an easier way, thanks to Spatie's Ray.

Mark Shust

Mark Shust

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