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Hey, My name is Soner Sayakci. I work at shopware AG as Developer in the core so my blog contains mostly Shopware related stuff. In my free time I contribute to a lot of projects like Opensearch, FriendsOfShopware. You can find my Salary Transparency here.

Devenv: Compose a Developer Environment easily for PHP with Nix

I have been using Nix for almost four years and also maintaining some packages at nixpkgs (the primary Nix repository). The Nix learning curve is complicated, so I could not get my colleagues into it. But Devenv made it so easy to compose a developer environment, so I got their attraction, and some of them switched already, and we are looking to where we can use it too. What is Devenv?...

December 25, 2022 路 9 min 路 Shyim

How to build your Shopware extension assets much faster

When you deliver your Shopware extension to a Shop owner, your extension must contain in src/Resources/public the build assets for the Administration and the Storefront. We committed in the first plugins in Frosh all assets directly in Git. But this led to annoying conflicts, or when you merged two pull requests at once, it didn鈥檛 contain both changes. So, for this reason, we removed the build files from all Git repositories again and used shopware-cli to build the files....

December 15, 2022 路 6 min 路 Shyim

Easy and Cheap Shopware App Hosting using Cloudflare Workers

Shopware Apps are a different way to extend Shopware and can use an optional external App Server to provide additional functionality from your external backend. In this Blog post I want to show you that a Shopware App with a Backend can be easy and also very cheap. The scary backend server Before the App system the only way to extend Shopware was to build a plugin. Plugins are like Symfony Bundles with Shopware magic to offer them in Shopware Store....

November 27, 2022 路 6 min 路 Shyim

Two weeks after using Gitpod only for development

I am working together with pumpi on a project named shopmon (will be announced when it鈥檚 done) and he is lazy to set up a local development environment, and I was lazy to show him that. So I gave him an instance of VS Code running on Web on my personal VPS. Everything was fine until I broke somehow IPv6 networking with Docker containers (I really hate networking), so we looked for an alternative....

October 17, 2022 路 8 min 路 Shyim

How we do nightly automated load tests at Shopware

With the Shopware version 6.4.11.0, we improved the performance overall a lot. To make sure that we still improve, we decided to set up a nightly load testing job to ensure that the application performance stays the same. So we have running since a month an automated load test for Shopware 6 running, and in this post, I want to speak about it. To test the Shopware, we use multiple dedicated Cloud Servers from Hetzner Cloud and wrote some custom tooling around Ansible to spawn the servers before....

May 26, 2022 路 6 min 路 Shyim

Shopware Rector Project

Last week I attended the first Hockethon (combination of Hackathon + Hockenheim) of the Kellerkinder. That event was unique, and I want to thank Kellerkinder for organizing such an event. If you are interested in what we all did on that event, check out the blog post from Marco I teamed up with Manuel we made pretty fast progress to enable HTTP caching in the store-API. As the Storefront already has HTTP caching, we used the same logic....

May 17, 2022 路 4 min 路 Shyim

A deep dive into Shopware 6 Caching

In this blog post, I want to dive into the Shopware Caching to clarify how it works and what you have to care about while developing features. We will go from the inner to the outer caching layer in multiple steps and look into them independently. Stage one - the object cache First, we will start with the object cache implemented in serval 鈥渞oute鈥 classes. The 鈥渞oute鈥 classes/controllers are always used in the Shopware context as an entry point for the store-API....

May 2, 2022 路 8 min 路 Shyim

Easy and fast local Shopware 6 Development on Mac with Symfony CLI

I switched a month ago to macOS as of the M1 hype and wanted to try out the entire Apple ecosystem when I have an iPhone, iPad, and Mac. To get Shopware 6 running, I looked into some Guides for Mac and found out for myself: Why is this all so complicated, and why the hell is anyone using Docker for that. Docker on Mac I saw that many people are using Dockware for their Setup....

February 27, 2022 路 3 min 路 Shyim

Shopware packages is live + deprecation of packages.friendsofshopware.com

Today is finally the day when Shopware packages is being released. You might ask what is Shopware packages, and what does it have to do with packages.friendsofshopware.com? Good question 馃檪 What is Shopware packages? Shopware packages is the long-awaited official Composer package repository for all Shopware store extensions. But why do we want to use that or care about that? What can I expect from Shopware packages? With composer, we can manage all dependencies in our Shopware setups....

September 1, 2021 路 3 min 路 Shyim

Optimization of Thumbnails in PHP

Every shop owner wants a fast online shop with the best pagespeed results. The images have a huge impact on these stats. But can we achieve better results with only PHP? Image generation with PHP In PHP there are two ways how images can be generated: using the gd, or the ImageMagick extension. Both extensions are not optimized to create very small images and they are quite slow. They also lack support for newer image formats like avif (PHP 8....

July 14, 2021 路 5 min 路 Shyim