I'm just coming back by train from a small, short but very nice event that took place yesterday in Poznań - Magento Poznań Meetup. It is impossible to describe how pleasant it was to meet again and chat with developers, managers and business owners about the world of e-commerce, recent changes and predictions for the coming year 2023.
Below I will describe what the speakers talked about so that you can stay up to date, but I would like to emphasize that what is most important is the opportunity to meet. Therefore, he appeals to the entire Polish Magento community - let's reunite after the sick years of the pandemic, let's meet, organize events and help each other.
Announce Meetup in Tri-City 2023.
We, as Alekseon, one of the few, if not the only, company associated with the Magento community from the Tri-City, undertake to invite everyone to Gdynia in the warm summer months, so that we can talk about Magento together, listen to speakers and drink beer on the beach at sunset and feel the mood of polish Miami :)
What was said
At the meetup, the speakers touched on 3 topics. Topics related to the everyday work of developers, but what are meetups for... just so that developers can see each other and share knowledge gained through their own experiences.
Standards and tools for static code analysis in Magento / Adobe Commerce
In the first lecture, Bartosz Górski talked about static code analysis, i.e. tools that help keep the source code in order. A tool such as Code Sniffer, Mass Detector, etc. is something that all developers should be interested in to make their work easier and acquire good habits.
Magento development environments for everyone
The times when the local environment was installed directly on the machine you work on are long gone. Currently, the world is ruled by containerization, i.e. Dockers, Vagrants, etc.
However, in yesterday's lecture, Jan Biesiada talked about new approaches to the subject. One of them is Warden, which is a somewhat simplified version of Docker. I've heard about this tool before, so it didn't impress me much. However, the second tool I haven't heard of is DDEV and here in the conversations you could sense that it is a great tool for local development.
We will definitely try to run some projects on DDEV in the near future and compare it with our current setup.
Hyvä as an alternative to the Magento Frontend
Finally, Adam Marcinkowski from Makopedia jumped on the stage . He jumped, literally. A great energetic man with a great passion for his Frontend work. The kind of people you want to listen to.
Of course, Adam talked about the latest trend in the Magento frontend world - Hyva Themes.
It was good to hear how others implements Hyva, what problems they have, what they like and what they don't like. Most of the opinions were, of course, positive, but there were also some niggardliness towards Tailwind, which Adam subtly smuggled in during the lecture. :)
Nevertheless, there is one conclusion - Hyva is the future of Magento Frontend, and in combination with Maga-Os it can slowly be called Magento 3.
After the speeches, we sat for 2 more hours, talking about Magento, E-commerce, frontend, backend, development stacks and many other crap. :) It was great. There was, of course, beer and pizza provided by Centuria.
Finally, a great appeal to the entire Magento community in Poland - if you have interesting topics that you would like to share - join the Mage-OS community (http://chat.mage-os.org/) and write on the #mage-os- EN. Only thanks to you we can organize more meetups.