Meet Magento 2017 "MM17NL"

Geschreven door Mats van de Seijp.

mage run Meet Mageto Nederland 2017Op 10 mei wordt Meet Magento the Netherlands weer georganiseerd. De onderhand alweer 9e editie die wordt gehouden is “The place to” be als het gaat over Magento. Ook dit jaar is er weer een bomvolle ochtend-, dag-en avondprogramma met diverse thema’s en sprekers. Dit jaar kunnen we bij de sprekers onder andere bedrijven als Heineken, Philips, Bol.com en natuurlijk SupportDesk verwachten.

Meet Magento The Netherlands, 10 mei 2017 DeFabrique Utrecht.

Dit jaar zal het evenement in De Fabrique worden gehouden in Utrecht. Met plaats voor meer dan 1000 bezoekers en verschillende loodsen kan je hier perfect als Magento webwinkelier, marketeer, commerce manager of Magento liefhebber alle talks bijwonen die jou interessant lijken. De opzet van de dag is dan ook slim opgezet met drie verschillende thema’s, verdeeld over in 7 loodsen, die de rode draad van het evenement zijn. De drie thema’s die centraal zijn in deze Meet Magento editie zijn “Create Great Tech”, “Advance Your Business” en “Discover Magento”.

Alhoewel de talks ook in de ochtend beginnen is het échte ochtendprogramma eigenlijk de Mage Run. Geïnspireerd door andere Magento evenementen over de wereld, zoals Magento Imagine, wil Meet Magento the Netherlands editie ook een gezonde en frisse start aan de dag geven. In deze run, georganiseerd door Ray Bogman, kan je ervoor kiezen om de 3km en 5km run te doen en zo de dag sportief te beginnen. De Mage Run zal om 08:00 van start gaan en al je ook de dag sportief wilt beginnen, Klik dan op Mage Run om je in te schrijven voor de eerste officiële editie.

Create Great Tech

Het eerste thema van het Magento evenement. Een thema met veel technische inhoud. Vooral gericht op programmeurs, ontwikkelaars en Magento users die willen weten wat er op technisch vlak allemaal mogelijk is en mogelijk wordt binnen Magento 2. De sprekers zullen hier hun kennis delen over onder andere, Magento 2 CLI, Magento 2 accessibility, Magento 2 Customizations en GrumPHP. Binnen dit thema is SupportDesk ook actief! Ray Bogman (CTO SupportDesk) zal om 12:30 in Loods 2C gastspreker zijn. Hij zal het hebben het nieuwe product van Magento, de DevBox, en zal demonstreren hoe je een DTAP (OTAP) omgeving kan opzetten met het gebruik van Dockers en de officiële DevBox Beta van Magento.

Advance your Business

Het tweede thema is gericht op hoe Magento websites en webshops het maximale uit hun business kunnen halen. De Keynote sprekers van o.a Heineken, Philips, JMango 360, Patta zullen aantonen hoe succes kan worden geboekt op onderwerpen als Magento E-commerce, marketing, apps, mobile shopping en multichannel 2 omnichannel.

Discover Magento

Het zit al in de naam, dit thema is gericht voor iedereen die overweegt Magento te gebruiken als webwinkel software. In Loods 23 kan iedereen zich laten inspireren en informeren over de mogelijkheden die er zijn bij het gebruik van Magento Software. Er zijn speeddates, talks over de mogelijkheden van Magento en experts waar je vragen aan kan stellen. Meer informatie over de thema's, talks en tijden staan in de agenda.

Meet Magento Awards

Het avond programma is even uitgebreid als het dagprogramma met als centraal punt de Meet Magento awards. Ieder jaar worden de prestigieuze Magento awards uitgereikt. 5 prijzen binnen 5 categorieën zijn er te verdelen. De categorieën zijn; Magento Community, Magento Enterprise, Magento 2, Community project, Magento Innovation. Ray was onderdeel van de expert jury en heeft geholpen een voorselectie te maken van alle ingeleverde projecten. Hij heeft ons al laten weten dat er heel veel goede kandidaten tussen zitten. Ook zij vanaf vandaag de stembussen open! dus mocht je benieuwd zijn welke projecten er allemaal genomineerd zijn en wil je stemmen ? Klik dan hier. Verder staat er in het avondprogramma ook nog een uitgrebreid diner in de planning en een afterparty met DJ.

SupportDesk zal tijdens het hele event aanwezig zijn, inclusief met onze eigen officiële Magento Doctor Ray. De Magento Doctors lopen tijdens het evenement rond om allerlei Magento vragen te beantwoorden. Dus wil je iets weten over Magento 1, Magento 2, Magento webshops en nog veel meer Magento gerelateerde onderwerpen? Neem dan contact met ons op en dan zien wij elkaar tijdens het Meet Magento the Netherlands event.

Magento 2.1.6 is alive!

Geschreven door Ray Bogman.

magento-upgrade11 april 2017 kwam Magento met een nieuwe update voor de Community Edition en Enterprice Edition, 2.1.6. Deze update bevat belangrijke prestatie verbeteringen, met name voor handelingen die vallen binnen de Category Page en bij image resizing. Magento 2.1.6 bevat 15 aanpassingen die veel features van de 2.1.5 versie significant zullen versnellen:

Verbeterde prestaties op Caterory Page gebied

  • Het laden van configurabele producten vanuit de database gaat 5x sneller
  • Prijs calculaties gaan nu 3-5% sneller
  • Voorraad validatie gaat tot 20% sneller

Resizing image is geoptimaliseerd

  • Image resize taken, uitgevoerd vanuit de Command Line Interfaceoperations , genereren nu beelden van alle afmetingen. Bekijk Magento catalog:images:resize voor meer informatie.
  • Image resize taken vanuit de Admin is opgelost.
  • Het aantal file system taken zijn significant verminderd bij het analyseren van images bij de frontend.
  • Caching van image metadata is nu tot 50% sneller, afhankelijk van opslag ruimte (store size).

Verbeterde prestaties van Layered Navigation

  • Layered navigation is nu tot 3% sneller dankzij het cachen van attribuut opties.
  • Het aantal indexing taken dat uitgevoerd word na een product import is geminimaliseerd.

Verder heeft de update nog redelijk wat functionele verbeteringen en reparaties meegenomen.

Catalog

  • Magento vergrendelt niet langer meer de category_product_entity tabel. Door het ontgrendelen van deze tabel wordt de kans op vergrendelings-gerelateerde time-outs, die kunnen voorkomen bij het indexeren en parelle checkouts, verminderd. 
  • De storefront zal nu beelden weergeven die Magento resizes tijdens product save taken, in plaats van de afbeelding te resizen op de storefront. Eerder bevatte het image pad store_id en tijdens opslaan taken veranderde Magento de afbeeldingen voor de default_store_only.De \Magento\CatalogInventory\Model\Stock\Status\getStockId() methode geeft nu de juiste waarden weer.

Configurabele producten

  • De controle die Magento uitvoert om de bereidheid van de configureerbaar product te bevestigen is nu sneller. Magento berekent niet langer de configurable product special prices op de category pagina. Voorheen berekende Magento de speciale prijzen op de category pagina maar gaf deze niet weer.

Indexers

  • Magento voert nu een gedeeltelijke re-indexing taak uit na de import wanneer je de "update on Schedule" modus hebt ingeschakeld. Hiervoor werd dit hoe dan ook gedaan, ongeacht in welke index modus men zat.

Import

  • Magento geeft nu ingevoerde product afbeeldingen in deze volgorde weer: eerst, de basis afbeelding, dan is de extra beelden in de volgorde waarin ze in het CSV-bestand waren opgenomen. Voorheen had Magento geen duidelijk volgorde.

Diversen

  • Magento cached nu opties voor de Layered Navigatie-functie. Dit verminder het aantal vragen aan de database wat de prestatie verbetert.
  • Magento voert niet langer onnodige file check activiteiten uit (bijvoorbeeld file_exists, is_file), die de prestaties van de categorie en productpagina's verbetert.
  • Magento cached nu metadata, waardoor de tijd om foto's voor metadata te laden wordt vermeden. Dit versnelt ook de prestaties.
  • Magento toont nu een significante afname in Redis Traffic na de upgrade 2.1.2 tot en met 2.1.4.

Swatches

  • Magento creëert geen overbodige objecten meer bij het initialiseren van een configureerbare product op de categorie pagina.
  • U kunt nu swatches voor zowel de Catalogus pagina en zoekresultaten (snelle of geavanceerde) uitschakelen. Om swatches van deze verzoeken uit te schakelen, schakel uit; Winkels> Configuratie> Catalogus> Storefront> Show swatches in Product List.
  • De logica die Magento gebruikt om swatches attributen te valideren is geoptimaliseerd.
  • Magento slaat nu Swatch data op in blok cache, die de responsiviteit van de configureerbare productpagina's verbetert.

Zo te lezen heeft deze update veel verbeteringen met zich mee gebracht op het gebied van prestatieverbeteringen bij de Category page en voor Image resizing en heeft het veel praktische verbeteringen geïmplementeerd.

Wij raden onze klanten zo spoedig mogelijk te updaten.

Wij doen dat graag voor u. Mail ons via ons supportaanvraagformulier of bel ons op 020 337 59 61.

Mage.coach - The online Magento Performance tool

Geschreven door Mats van de Seijp.

Mage.coach - The Magento Performance toolToday we sat down with Ray Bogman, inventor of Mage.coach for some more information about this new tool.

Who is Ray and what is Mage.coach?

Ray Bogman is the co-founder and technical director of SupportDesk.nu and regular spokesperson at many Magento events around the world. Mage.coach is a tool that analyses the performance, accessibility, usability of Magento websites.

How did you come up with the idea?

For about 8 years I am interested in all theory about website performances, and how to enhance them.
I came up with the idea of Mage.coach after stumbling on a problem for several years and decided to do something about it. When I used to analyze the performances of websites I couldn't find tools that fitted my needs. When I discovered Sitespeed.io I got inspired on what was possible with open source tools and began designing my own analyzing tool. The concept was to design a product that makes website analyses generic and easy. So Mage.coach is a tool in which you can simply analyze the performance of Magento websites.

A little bit more specific about Mage.coach

We build Mage.Coach around the open source software of Sitespeed.io and started tweaking, changing and adding some extra functionalities. The concept is to make analyses easy, so imagine if you want to check how good your website performs, you only have to take 4 small steps.

  • Go to Mage.coach
  • Fill in the URL of the website you want to analyze
  • Fill in info (browser type, device type, and connection type)
  • Click start and our tool will send you a report.

The report will give you an insight in your;

  • Overal performance of the website
  • Usability of the website
  • Accessibility of the website
  • insight on how to enhance the SEO of the website

Can you only use Mage.Coach for Magento websites?

No, you can use this tool for every website. But the idea for Mage.coach is to make a plug-in system in which we write specific plug-ins to check specific Magento 1 and Magento 2 website features. So you can use the tool for every website but the generated advises are made specific for Magento websites, hence the name.

Since its an open source program, what's the business model?

There is no business model. Sitespeed.io and Magento are both open source programs. Open source software communities mostly depend on voluntary contributions, so this is my way to give something back to the community.

Are there already similar concepts?

The program is based on Sitespeed.io so, in a way, it is not original. But if you look at what the tool contributes, specifically on SEO, usability, and accessibility for Magento 1 and 2 websites, it is original.

Where do you see Mage.coach in 1 year?

The official launch of Mage.coach will be held on April 3rd during the Magento Imagine event at Las Vegas. Then we go from Private Beta to Public Beta. With the feedback we get from some experts at the event we hope to get the tool from public Beta to fully operational.
So Next year, hopefully, The Mage.coach is fully operational, most of our Magento user will know us and we will be busy writing a lot of plugins to make analyzing specific Magento parts easier.

Where do you see Mage.coach in 3 years?

Mage.coach is fully functional and we have a large set of plugins for our customers so they can easily get in-depth insights into their website performances. I also think Magento will have a headless environment, so it will only work at the backend of the website. In this case, Mage.coach can help website owners optimizing their front-end by selecting the right codes.

Do you want to know more about Mage.Coach ? Don't hesitate to contact Ray Bogman.

Tariefwijzigingen per 1 april

Geschreven door Wouter den Otter.

SupportDesk logo

SupportDesk zit sinds de oprichting in 2012 op het basistarief van 100 euro (exlc btw).
In de afgelopen periode is er een hoop veranderd, waaronder de toegenomen vraag naar goede techneuten.
Gezien de stijgende kosten op diverse vlakken, ontkomen ook wij er niet aan om hierin mee te gaan.

Via deze weg willen we al onze klanten daarom informeren over een een tariefwijziging.
Het nieuwe uurtarief zal per ingang van 1 April 2017 dan ook 125 euro (exlc btw) worden.
Er zal net als voorheen ruimte blijven voor een mooie korting, dit is afhankelijk van de nieuwe paketten en eventuele afspraken onderling.

Voor een uitgebreider overzicht van onze tariefwijziging, bekijk onze producten en diensten in onze shop. Mocht u nog verdere vragen hebben, neem dan gerust contact met ons op.

Magento Imagine 2017

Geschreven door Mats van de Seijp.


Magento Imagine 2017

It's almost time! From 3-5 April, the annual Magento Imagine 2017- "Powering Tomorrow" event will be taking place. The biggest Magento event in the world will be organized in the Wynn hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Over 2500 Magento commerce experts, from more than 45 countries will get together to get inspired, getting familiar with the latest technologies and developments, and of course to have fun!

Road to Imagine

And with the biggest Magento event in the world coming up, we as Magento fanatics, SupportDesk had to attend. That's why we send Ray Bogman and Vladimir Kerkhoff for the whole week to Los Angeles and Las vegas to get the Imagine 2017 Experience. Before the event starts in Vegas, there is a lot of Magento to experience in LA. So today Ray and Vladimir started will all kinds of "Road to Imagine" activities.

These included both educational and sporting activities with other Magento enthusiasts. The day started at 05:00 with a 5k warming-up run as their preparation for the “Big Dam RunSunday, April 2nd. After, they went to de Magento Headquarters to meet the people who are going to ride the whole “RoadToImagine” by bike . A 600 mile journey from LA to Las Vegas. Starting this morning at 07:00.

OroCommerce, OroCRM, OroPlafform

After Meeting the team and wishing them good luck, Ray went on to the headquarters of ORO Inc for an inspiring talk with Yoav Kutner (Co-Founder & CEO of Oro Inc) and Dima Soroka (CTO at ORO Inc). He got new insights on how Oro sees itself in the near future and how the B2B market is growing in Europe, particular Germany. With that in mind we also got a glimpse at the new MarelloERP software, made by Madia in the Netherlands. It’s a new CRM software solution that is meeting retail needs and boosting business and makes the integration of OroCommerce and B2B easier. With the new Enterprise environment of OroCommerce it should be a perfect fit for the current and future market developments. We closed the session with a demo about the Oro Cloud edition, which is completely set up and managed internally with Oro’s own system and patch management. The service can be scaled up to large sizes and hopefully will come to Europe soon.

Would you like to stay informed about Ray and Vladimir's latest Road to Imagine experiences? Check our daily "Magento Imagine 2017" blog at SupportDesk and/or follow Ray and Vladimir on twitter.

Big Dam Run 2017

Big Dam Run, preImagine

The Magento "RoadToImagine" tour consists of all the activities Ray and Vladimir did from Friday till Sunday.

On Friday they hang out with Anna Völkl, a 2 time Magento master from Austria, talking about the Magento developments in her country. At the end of the day, they met up with Alex Galtsow (from Atwix) and Sherrie Rhode (community manager at Magento), for dinner and to talk about the upcoming Imagine event.

On Saturday is was time to drive to Las Vegas. On their way, they picked up Jan Brooijmans (Focusfwd.nl), who is currently working with Magento Business Intelligence a new concept of Magento. Jan told us some interesting new features of new Magento BI. To know more about the topic, click on Magento Business Intelligence. Finally arrived at the hotel in Las Vegas, they grabbed a quick bite and went to bed early because tomorrow the Big Dam Run will take place.

The day before Magento Imagine and the start of the Big Dam Run, the first unofficial Magento event. Over 120 people signed in to run the 5K or 10K trail track over the Hoover Dam. Want to see how Ray and Vladimir crossed the finish? click here to check to see the pictures. After the run, they went back to the hotel to attend the Magento partners Summit. Here, all the Magento partners get informed about the in's and outs for Magento Imagine. After everybody was informed it was time to attend Magento Pre-Imagine, the second unofficial Magento Imagine event. This event, organized by Shipper HQ, Commerce Hero, and Mage Mojo, is the first reception to get connected with other Magento experts and enthusiasts.

Monday 3 April - Day 1

Monday, April 3rd. The official start of Magento Imagine. And with a full day packed with events, Ray and Vladimir started the day early with the first event, the continental breakfast & networking. After the breakfast, they visited a number of events. They described for us the most interesting ones;

Magento Business Intelligence

After taking over RJMetrics, a whole new concept of Business Intelligence has emerged. Keynote Speaker Robert Moore, Head of Magento Business Intelligence, told that with integrating RJMetrics with Magento, users can combine their Magento data with other sources to gain new insights, making data-driven strategies for online growth more accessible. Magento aims to get this integrated and fully operational by Magento 2.2.

Technical Deep Dive; Magento Marketplace Extension Quality Program.

In order to sell your extension in the Magento Marketplace, it must first pass the Extension Quality Program (EQP). But this takes time since most of the quality checking is done manually. With the new module, Magento has made the (EQP) automated and added an additional QA. Now after writing your extension, you can check it for yourself if it operates as expected and doest break any Magento functionalities so you can start selling the fast.

Technical Deep Dive: Magento Commerce Order Management

A new product, bought by Magento last year, is aimed at handling orders and linking warehouses as efficient as possible. This solution brings new omnichannel features, complex inventory management & order routing and, advanced payment tools to the table to steer your company towards the unique needs of your customers.

Migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2

One of the most frequently asked questions, "How can I successfully migrate my Magento 1 web shop to >Magento 2?" In this session, James Cowie and Gordon Knoppe, talked about best practices for defining the migration strategy, share tips and techniques for code and data migrations and, talked about the use of the open source toolset. Do you want to know more about making the migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2 as time and cost efficiently? Contact Ray Bogman.

The future of active Magento Cyber Security

Magento introduces a new tool, the Magento Security and Auditing tool, which will be taking on security checks. The tool looks similar like Mage Report (Byte) but will be more automated, self-sufficient and will be performing security and auditing checks on a server level.

Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition

This session was all about learning new ways to develop, deploy, manage and optimize the new Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition (MECE). they saw a demonstration on how to optimize integrated business intelligence, management tools, and site delivery services.

Ray and Vladimir also attended the following events;

  • User experience at Magento
  • Understanding total cost to migrate & implement Magento
  • Merchant to Merchant
  • Commerce conversations
  • Improving mobile conversion
  • Advanced marketing features of Magento 2

The last event everyone attended to was the "opening night networking event", which was an awesome pool party. With a DJ and hundreds of Magento Imagine visitors, it was a successful closing session of the first Magento Imagine day.

Did you see something interesting and want to know how these topics can help your website? Please don't hesitate to contact us

Tuesday 4 April - Day 2

Tuesday, April 4th was the second day of Magento Imagine 2017. As Usual Ray and Vladimir wanted to experience everything Magento Imagine had to offer so they started the day early with the 08:00 Breakfast & networking event. After they picked out their event schedule for this day they went to the first event.

General session
In this session, people got the general keynotes on the previous year of Magento. And it was quite a busy year for Magento, multiple takeovers and new products have been developed since 2016. The keyword below are some of the main developments that Magento went through;

  • January 2016, Magento developed MCOM Magento Commerce Order Manager.
  • April 2016, Magento Marketplace.
  • August 2016, Magento took over RJMetric formerly known as Magento Business Intelligence.
  • December 2016, Magento took over Bluefoot and created the new Magento CMS platform.

The growth Magento has been trough was also remarkable. Being the #1 digital Commerce Platform Provider for the fourth straight year and #2 in the top 300 B2B providers (Internet Retailer), growth has been non-stop at Magento. 14 billion dollars in revenue are created by Magento Systems and there are over more than 500.000 Magento web developers.

After the General Session Ray and Vladimir visited several keynote speakers:

Canon Australia

Aman Bhalla, Senior Manager digital Commerce of Canon Australia, told how Canon's E-Commerce went to completely integrate sales of products, services, and experiences personalized to shopper needs, by using Magento.

Stella & Dot

Jessica Herrin, CEO of Stella & Dot, introduced her new book "Find your extraordinary" at this event. Inspiring everyone about her entrepreneurial road, from a small company to a multi-million dollar industry. She closed her session springing and invigorating the room with telling which 7 traits a successful entrepreneur should have.

After the Keynotes Ray and Vladimir went to the last General session of day 2. This session's theme was about the Magento Awards. Awards were handed for Best omnichannel of the year, growth award, commerce marketer of the year, best web design, best B2B user experience and much more.
After the general awards, the Magento Master Awards came up. These awards are handed to members of the Magento community who contributed the most to the open source community.

After the Awards there was some more in-depth information about;

  • Using Magento Headless, were Magento solely works on the back-end and Drupal at the front-end.
  • Progressive web apps and the applicability for Magento 2.
  • The new Magento Marketplace.

The session ended with Keynote speaker Serena Williams. She talked about how she turns every challenge in an opportunity, her approach to building a personal brand and her philosophy for success.

The last event of day 2 was the "Legendary Magento Evening Event". This because of the 7th successful edition of Magento Imagine. A big pool party at the casino was organized, with a James Bond fitting theme (007). This party lasted until the early hours. and Ray and Vladimir were certainly attending.

Wednesday 5 April - Day 3

The last day of Magento Imagine 2017. By now a ritual, Ray, and Vladimir started the day with the Breakfast and networking event. After they went to the General session & keynote speakers. After they visited an inspiring interview with Roy Rubin, Co-founder and former CEO of Magento it was time to reveal the upcoming plans for next year. And in the range of new products and businesses for 2017, Magento has surpassed everybody's expectations. In a global overview, this is what's waiting for us:

Magento B2B is ready for use.

Soon the new release will launch. With already 70% of the B2B market using Magento as the B2B platform this new release will certainly be a big addition.

Magento Business Intelligence is coming up.

Magento Social is in development.

Transferred from RJMetrics Business Intelligence, this is a completely new service. This tool will make sharing your shop with online marketplaces real easy, using the Magento Backend.

Advanced E-Commerce (formerly Bluefoot CMS).

With this acquisition, Magento hopes to empower Magento merchants to exert greater control and creativity over the digital experiences they deliver to their clients.

Magento Shipping.

"Focused on offering merchants the flexibility required to manage consumers’ quick shipping expectations, Magento Shipping helps merchants accelerate time to market, automate fulfillment, easily connect with global carriers, enhance loyalty by keeping delivery promises, and reduce costs by ensuring accurate billing with advanced packing intelligence ".

Magento Collaborates with Adobe.

For Magento Headless, Magento and Adobe are putting their hands together. Magento Headless will only work on the back-end, while Adobe will provide merchants the possibility add Headless Commerce and Progressive apps.

Magento Commerce Order Manager (MCOM)

Magento Commerce Order Manager will get an efficiency update. Making the data warehouse and payment system more extensive and efficient.

After this impressive showcase of yet to come products and services, Ray and Vladimir went to the last two talks of the day. Here they got the latest in's and outs on how the Magento Front-end will look like with Magento 2 and what the new features will be. The second talk was about optimizing Magento Cloud Services, in combination with Blackfire. Here everyone got the latest tips and tricks for creating the most optimal Magento cloud environment.

The last event of Magento Imagine 2017 was the DevExchange event. At this event, all visitors got an opportunity to ask questions to the expert about the topics covered this event.

For Ray and Vladimit there was, however, one more event. For all the dutch Magento candidates, Byte organized a dinner to talk about everybody's findings of Imagine 2017, Magento hosting and Magento 2.

See you all at Magento Imagine 2018 - April 23-25, Wynn Las Vegas

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