“Doing Magento Development with one hand tied behind your back.” Kalen opines whether college is valuable for Magento developers, the guys break it down and get real about Magento 2.3; PLUS a review of the “Marathon Masters” publication – and more! Listen now!
1:00 Something You Need To Hear
The boys start off by throwing back to Episode 163 in which they demonstrated what an advertisement would sound like if they were to make one. The magic moment happens at the 3:32 timestamp. You’re welcome.
Shoutout to the folks at Marello for providing the inspiration.
The boys give a “full-on, all caps, ZOMG” shoutout to the team over at Atwix for their incredible MageTalk custom art. The boys have never looked better.
HOLY CRAP THIS IS AMAZING HAHAHAHAHA @atwixcom https://t.co/9kXTAVf8yf pic.twitter.com/l1g2Akaqu4
— ??????? ??????? (@philwinkle) March 14, 2018
4:58 Masters of Commerce
Magento just dropped an eBook (like the hottest new EDM band of 2018) entitled Masters of Commerce that is a collection of interviews with the 2017 Magento Masters. Phillip has a highlight in the book so it’s a must read.
Check it out. It has some amazing information and some great quotes from some great people like Carmen Bremen (@neoshops).
“Be honest, open-minded, careful, clear, and transparent. If you don’t trust each other, don’t work together.” -Carmen Bremem
8:53 More Big Shoutouts
Phillip gives a shoutout to Amanda Batista (@AmandaF_Batista) on the Magento Marketing team that helped put the Masters of Commerce eBook together.
He also gives a shoutout to Andrea Ward (@awatpa) who heads the Magento Marketing team for her leadership and their amazing art direction.
10:12 The Deal with MageTalk at Imagine
Will MageTalk have a booth at Imagine? The mystery continues.
11:25 A Live Podcast Retrospective
The boys give a look back at their live Podcast from Imagine last year.
They were the #2 most attended session y’all.
12:37 Shoutouts Upon Shoutouts
To no one’s surprise, TJ Gamble (ecommerceaholic) and Rebecca Brocton (@RebeccaBrocton) get shoutouts for continuing to put out amazing content. How dare they.
Guido Yansen (@guido) at the Dutchento Podcast also gets a shoutout for some awesome content.
13:43 The Software Testing World Cup
Kalen brings up the Software Testing World Cup (yes, that’s a thing) and brags about how he knows a winner. #CommerceHeroAd
Phillip brings up Magento’s Functional Testing Framework.
15:36 The Dark Souls of Software Testing
Bastian Ike (@b_ike) goes to a Hackers World Cup. Phillip breaks down the criteria for this and gets all technical and talks about how these hackers like to play on “nightmare mode”.
Just like Dark Souls.
20:29 The Swift Otter Guide
Phillip jokingly says he’ll wait for the Swift Otter guide, Joseph Maxwell (@josephmaxs) delivers. Get the guide here.
Last night, I finished a 33-question practice test for the M2 Certified Developer exam: https://t.co/maVNWIJwtk. After passing the real exam, my goal was to create a test that had the same feeling of scenario-based questions. Let me know what you think.
— Joseph Maxwell (@josephmaxs) March 10, 2018
22:41 Let’s Talk About College
Kalen gives his thoughts on college, and how many smart people he knows that didn’t finish or even go to college.
Phillip chimes in with his thoughts and about how a lot of things have become vocations that do not require college educations.
Amendment from Phillip
So Phillip misspoke and clears it up in the below tweet. Sigh.
Ok ok ok I get it. I misspoke when I said "secondary education" on @MageTalk 166, which means high school education, when I meant post-secondary.
Maybe if I had finished post-secondary school I would know the difference?
— ??????? ??????? (@philwinkle) April 11, 2018
Kalen brings up a recent Tweet from Danielle Mundle (@UXdanielle) in which she teases at a new Magento feature…
I've been low-key on Twitter trying to properly recover from my cold, so here's a sneak peak at a mock-up for a possible #Magento feature (by @kipizki)
Happy Friday! pic.twitter.com/CJ3GMmwGBX
— Danielle Mundle (@UXdanielle) March 9, 2018
And THEN, Ben Marks (@benmarks) comes to bat with a tweet from three years ago proving that it’s already been done.
Perhaps the most important Magento feature comes from a @firegento hackathon: Mage_Clippy, in right corner of screen. pic.twitter.com/q1A13Gvaq8
— Ben Marks (@benmarks) May 10, 2015
Seems like people are coming for Kalen and Phillip’s job…
-Carmen Bremem (@neoshops)
-Amanda Batista (@AmandaF_Batista)
-Andrea Ward (@awatpa)
-TJ Gamble (ecommerceaholic)
-Rebecca Brocton (@RebeccaBrocton)
-Guido Yansen (@guido)
-Bastian Ike (@b_ike)
-Joseph Maxwell (@josephmaxs)
-Danielle Mundle (@UXdanielle)
–MageTalk Episode 163 – “How to be Good at Flappy Bird” (w/ Erfan Imani)
–Swift Otter Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer Practice Test