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The Magento forum is dead, long live the new forum!

So after a couple of years of developing a new community portal, Magento put their new forum live yesterday. To the surprise of many, the old forum (including all content) was not archived but trashed. It’s replaced with a brand new install of another forum without transferring the content. A valuable knowledge base of over 8 years of Magento support questions with many good answers. Read more

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My life with Magento – Part 2

So you try really hard to write good content, but just for fun once in a while you post a silly post on your blog with a lot of GIFs, call it “My Life with Magento” and it becomes one of the most viewed and shared posts on my blog.

Guess you like images better than text. I’m a psychologist, should have seen that one coming…

So here you have it, for all you GIF loving animals working hard today during #MageStackDay: My life with Magento – Part 2

For newbees: starting out with Magento feels a lot like stepping into the Tardis: it’s much bigger on the inside!

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Dating advice for Magento folks

So today is both Valentines day and #MageStackDay and I see A LOT of guys on there working 24hrs to get the Magento Q&A answer rate up which is really awesome! There are some girls there that do great work too, but I’m going to focus on the guys in this post…

So guys be honest: if you 1) work a full week with Magento already, 2) after that dedicate another 24 hours to the community and 3) do this on Valentines day…. you might lack some love in your life. It’s ok. I want to help you with that.

Now I’m not a developer so I’m not of much use helping at the Q&A site today, but I cán do something else. Like research. For example: research on how mentioning Magento on Tinder would work for getting into contact with girls.

TL;DR: Don’t mention you work with Magento Read more

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The Future of the Magento Ecosystem

The Magento community is thriving and wants to push forward fast. This presentation is about feelings and ideas that live within the community and that I’ve discussed with many at Meet Magento conferences and on IM chats in the past months. I presented this at the Magento Snowcamp in Austria in January and this week at Meet Magento in Spain. Let me know what you think in the comments! Read more

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Free tickets to Meet Magento Spain

If you really need a break: next week is the first Meet Magento Spain in Madrid! Two days packed with Magento items (check the schedule), lot’s of international/English sessions, a hackathon (those are fun!) and of course a big Spanish Fiesta! I will also have two presentations: on day 1 about Online Persuasion, on day 2 about The Future of the Magento Ecosystem.

Order your tickets with the code ‘xxxxxxxx‘ (EDIT: The event is sold out!) and you’ll get a free ticket (€90 discount), only for the first 10 people! Don’t forget to book the hotel and your flight though ;).

Hope to see you there! Read more

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Magento Hackathon

This weekend is the first #MageHackDay: the international Magento Hackathon. I’m currently sitting in Amsterdam at Byte Internet, one of the 22 offline locations for the 26 hour event.

For those who have no idea about a hackathon, let me try to explain…

After the Hackathon intoduction hangout: Everyone Ready? Set? Go!!!!

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Embarassing fact: Magento 2.0 was announced 3 years ago today

At the Magento Developers Paradise in 2010, then CTO Yoav Kutner announced Magento 2.0. Later that year, Magento announced that we could expect a stable release somewhere in Q4 2011.

Today, 3 years after that first announcement, we haven’t even seen any sign of a beta release.

At the time, the developers already realised that Magento needed a major code overhaul to support the growth of its customers and to keep up with the fast growing e-commerce world. So instead of building upon the 1.0 codebase, they decided to start from scratch to have maximum flexibility and to make development much faster.

Oh, the irony.

In the fast-paced e-commerce world that’s, that’s (very) embarrassing. If eBay doesn’t get its act together, Magento customers will fall behind the competition and switch platforms.

The original announcement can be viewed on YouTube.