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Phil & Kalen (Phalen) get re-acquainted after a break in recordings before diving into the most recent controversial community topic that is ‘Code Shaming, inaugurated by Raphael Petrini’s tweet about a new idea for Magento extension reviews and audits. The guys hash out the clear divide in opinion and that very fine line that is between developer elitism & protecting customers. Is it fair to publicly disgrace a developer or company for mistakes in their code by giving feedback that is unsolicited and potentially harmful to their business? Phil airs his views, his own personal experience with when your trying to be helpful vs boosting your own ego and the best ways to genuinely help.
Thanks to some great timing, versions 2.1.3 & 2.0.11 were released just 3 hours before this recording & so Phalen discuss these new releases and MageTalk becoming the medium for reporting on both the frustrations and delights that Magento cause the community.
Something pretty nuts: “There are several thousand Magento 2 stores live and in the wild now.”
Next up: A hearty welcome for James Zetlen the new Frontend Architect at Magento; a question: “How frequently do you composer update, Phillip?”; installing Magento 2; some very interesting PPs (Phil Plugs); website usability, accessibility and compliance; and virtual reality arcades.
The show was wrapped up with a chat about recent twitter polls by Kalen:
Would you pay for a pro version of @MageReport that had things like api access to allow you to better notify clients of issues?
— Kalen Jordan (@kalenjordan) December 1, 2016
Interested in paying for immediate expert Magento support?
— Kalen Jordan (@kalenjordan) December 13, 2016
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- To Shame Or Not To Shame – Medium post by Kalen Jordan
- Dive Gear Express – New Magento 2 store launch
- James Zetlen – The new Magento Frontend Architect
- Something Digital Blog – Keep an eye out for upcoming posts!
- Part 2: Designing for Accessibility – Phillip Jackson
- EU ready to set laws for accessibility testing – QA Financial
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