MageTalk Classics – James Zetlen, Tony Brown and Brendan Falkowski

We’re still vacationing hardcore in the islands so we’re bringing you this classic episode from April 2017 you might have missed! James Zetlen, Tony Brown of Space48 and Brendan Falkowski join us to talk Imagine 2017 announcements and frontend tooling as well as a possible future with PWAs

Guests

Hosts

Credits

  • Mallory Triana – Transcription
  • Rebecca Brocton – Show Notes
  • Chris Harry – Production and Editing

Show Notes

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MageTalk Episode 154 – You’re a Creator of Creators

Phillip gets a Mage2.tv preview, Kalen ponders post-developer life, Phillip covers 2017 in review, and – how to go about picking a local Magento partner.

Show notes

Transcript

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MageTalk Episode 153 – The “Epancimation” of Mimi

Show Notes

In MageTalk Episode 153 we cover Magento 2.2.2(.2.2.2.2.2.2)’s release – and the guys get down and dirty into the features which make it one of the best (and most impressive) releases of Magento 2 yet. “Dogfooding” leads to increased understanding of problems and leads to better product ownership. Phillip talks about in-house ecommerce directors at solutions partners like Something Digital, and Kalen talks about the importance of brand and how social proof will replace brand.

Partner program

  • Congrats to Ali Ahmed and Imagination Media for becoming Magento Solution Partners

Improvements to MageTalk Website!

  • COMMUNITY FAVVSSSS

  • Karen’s article – http://webshopapps.com/blog/2017/12/strategy-magento-2018/

  • Natural tension between platform and apps in platform ecosystem as it matures – facebook, twitter, etc. Same will happen with shopify
  • Marketplace needs work – continuous integration
  • Partner program engagement

Magento 2.2.2(.2.2.2.2.2.2.2)

  • MFTF http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.2/magento-functional-testing-framework/introduction.html
  • In the FTF you get used to code in PHP and XML to write tests. With MFTF you need XML only! – No need to learn PHP for tests writers anymore.

How many full time ecom developers have actually setup/run their own store

  • Dogfooding….In-house ecom manager role with agencies?

    • Kristof / Fooman on Dogfooding
    • https://store.fooman.co.nz/blog/planning-your-move-to-magento-2-scoping.html

Thread on brands / naked brands

  • Thread: https://twitter.com/david_perell/status/939618974509228032
  • “Naked brands” – https://twitter.com/david_perell/status/939942771540025345

Transcript

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MageTalk Episode 152 – “My Spiritual Gift is Asking 300 Questions”

What would trigger an M1 to M2 upgrade? Magento are having a content renaissance – a “content explosion”; Kalen buys Bitcoin.

Show Notes

  • MageTitans Videos Available
    • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwB4Uz_0hoVNmTFotx5HG1D19QiIyYBWM
  • M1 to M2 migrations vs other platforms

  • Net neutrality – what it means for smaller retailers

    • https://twitter.com/catvalente/status/932678730065031168
  • https://twitter.com/kalenjordan/status/932594895428124677
    • Shopify have wonky data? Black Friday?

###Have we mentioned ecom-aholic yet?
– https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSH4_56yf5khLwTK9q71IGw

MageTalk Improvements

  • Show notes
  • Community Effort! Help us improve!
  • New Around Here category
  • Album artwork
  • Feed updates
  • Community Favs
  • Sherrie
  • David

Transcript

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MageTalk Episode 151 – “Becky with the Good Hair”

Show Notes

Rebecca “Becky” Brocton joins MageTalk co-host fame by stepping in for Kalen! Phillip soon learns that she can talk as much as him and he’s not getting a word in edgeways!

For the opening of this show, Phillip quizzes Rebecca on her new role for JH and what the company is up to in the Magento space.

Frontend Developer at JH, Shane Osbourne, recently did a talk at Mage Titans on a B2B app that runs on both iOS and Android, is powered by the APIs made available in Magento 2 and utilises the cutting edge React Native framework. You can find out more about this and watch his talk on the Mage Titans YouTube channel linked to below.

“It’s really sexy! But because it’s B2B people don’t realise how sexy it is” – Rebecca Brocton

The recent Mage Titans event has so much great content coming out, all the talks are up on YouTube for all to enjoy along with Rebeccas #TitanInterviews with some of the attendees who were at the event.

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating in the US!

The hype for Black Friday & Cyber Monday is building. Try as you may, to implement a no deployments rule for the week working up to these big spend days, you try in vain.

Space 48 acquires leading eCommerce agency Meanbee and so massive congratulations to both of them! These two companies have been coopetitioning(?) in the Magento space for a long time and the Meanbee MD, Tom Robertshaw, was actually one of the speakers at the first ever Mage Titans event that they held and Nick Jones, Meanbee’s CTO, is a Titan of Magento industry. It’s an exciting time there for both companies!

What is the most benign evil thing that you do? – Phillip Jackson

If you ever have the chance to play beer pong with Rebecca & her wife, don’t. You will lose.

Why don’t people ever comment on our podcasts or videos? tumbleweed

MageTestFest got a lot of appreciation from the community and props go to Yireo & Jisse Reitsma for organising the event. Phillip predicts that there will be more development focused events like this and also believes it would be nice to see more online events. When is the best time to plan an event? Bearing in mind budget and planning for companies to attend and sponsor events.

Magento has a new functional testing framework! And it’s written entirely in XML documents… it’s had some pretty interesting reviews.

Are resumes / CVs dead? Is it all moving to LinkedIn and online resumes? Phillip & Rebecca discuss this subject that Kalen brought up on twitter recently.

Will you be at Magento Imagine 2018? We want to see you there!

Links / Mentions

Transcript

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Hosts

Credits

  • Mallory Triana – Transcription
  • Rebecca Brocton – Show Notes
  • Chris Harry – Production and Editing


MageTalk Episode 150 – The Sesquicentennial

Show Notes

Our main story today is “Liveout there-geddon” because everything has to have the word “-geddon” in it. Phillip and Kalen dissect the reasoning behind the move of liveoutthere.com to Shopify, and why this is a big big big deal for Magento.

Thank you for 150 amazing episodes, and cheers to 150 more?

Transcript

Download transcript here: MageTalk – Episode 150

Hosts

Credits

  • Mallory Triana – Transcription
  • Rebecca Brocton – Show Notes
  • Chris Harry – Production and Editing