Thursday, December 29, 2016

Practical Magento 2: Creating a simple plugin

In Magento 1, when we wanted to override a specific method from the Core, we usually needed to rewrite Core class in our module.

Magento 2 introduced a new possibility for overriding core functionality without causing potential rewrite conflicts. It is called "Plugins".
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Practical Magento 2: Create a custom Module - minimal structure

There is no need to create a custom module structure from the scratch manually. Using this great tool helps to make creation process faster:

1. download and install n98-magerun2 as described on above link.

2. navigate to Magento root directory using terminal 3. running command:

$ n98-magerun2.phar dev:module:create
will display the following message with instructions about parameters that can be used for Module creation:

dev:module:create [-m|--minimal] [--add-blocks] [--add-helpers] [--add-models] [--add-setup] [--add-all] [-e|--enable] [--modman] [--add-readme] [--add-composer] [--author-name[="..."]] [--author-email[="..."]] [--description[="..."]] vendorNamespace moduleName
For minimal module structure, we can run:

 $ n98-magerun2.phar dev:module:create -m Apiworks Minimal
which will produce the following output:

<config xmlns:xsi="" xsi:nonamespaceschemalocation="urn:magento:framework:Module/etc/module.xsd">
    <module name="Apiworks_Minimal" setup_version="1.0.0">


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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Installing xDebug on Mac OSX with AMPPS

Hi Dear reader!

You may be wondering why I am writing yet another article about xDebug installation on Mac OSX, but in fact, I am writing this more because of myself as I want to remember the easiest way on how to build and install custom xDebug without additional troubles in short time. (As I am sure I will forget it if not in written form :-p)

Usually when installing xDebug to make it work with AMPPS on Mac OSX, I downloaded Komodo Remote Debugging Package and selected version which fit my PHP version and put in my PHP modules directory.

Everything was just fine during the time, until the moment I started to play with Magento 2. I switched the AMPPS PHP version to 5.6 and installed Komodo xDebug as usual. But when tried to debug in PHPStorm, some weird errors appeared and debugging was practically impossible ....

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