Modern Magento Development Workflow

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  • Bonus Tools

Setup

N98 Magerun

$ curl -o n98-magerun.phar \
    https://raw.githubusercontent.com/netz98/n98-magerun/master/n98-magerun.phar

$ chmod +x ./n98-magerun.phar

$ sudo mv ./n98-magerun.phar /usr/local/bin/n98-magerun

The n98 magerun cli tools provides some handy tools to work with Magento from command line.

How to install:

Dump Database

n98-magerun db:dump

Dump Media Folder

n98-magerun media:dump

Down the Dumps

scp user@host:/path/to/the/file /local/path

Use *.dev for local sites

Dynamic Virtual Host

set $basepath "/Users/roc/Sites";

set $domain $host;

# check one name domain for simple application
if ($domain ~ "(.*\.dev$)") {
    set $domain $1;
    set $rootpath "${domain}";
    set $servername "${domain}";
}

server_name $hostname;

root $basepath/$rootpath;

Configure Nginx / Apache to simply map domain to web root directory, so you won't need configure the web server any more when adding a new Magento site.

https://gist.github.com/MetalGuardian/4012125

Check Site Configuration

n98-magerun sys:check

Development

Magento API Doc for Dash

Chrome Live Edit & Live Reload

AOE Advanced Template Hint

with Remote Call for PHPStrom

modgit add aoe_templatehhints git@github.com:AOEpeople/Aoe_TemplateHints.git

Magicento

Magicento is a PHPStorm plugin for Magento developers. Features include:
Goto for factories and template paths, autocomplete for factories, xml files and class names, documentation for xml nodes, evaluation of PHP code inside Magento environment, and much more!

 

Integrate Jira to PHPStorm

Code Glance for PHPStorm

Debug

AWAYS ENABLE PHP ERRORS AND TURN ON MAGENTO DEVELOPER MODE !!!

Enable PHP errors in php.ini:

display_startup_errors = On;
display_errors         = On;
html_errors            = On;
log_errors             = On;
error_log = /your/preffered/log/path/system.log;


Enable Magento Developer Mode:

Nginx:
fastcgi_param   MAGE_IS_DEVELOPER_MODE "true";

Apache:
SetEnv MAGE_IS_DEVELOPER_MODE "1"

How ?

XDebug Helper for Chrome

Edit xdebug.ini:
[xdebug]
zend_extension="/usr/local/opt/php54-xdebug/xdebug.so"
xdebug.profiler_enable=0
xdebug.remote_autostart=0
xdebug.remote_enable = 1
xdebug.remote_handler = "dbgp"
xdebug.remote_host = "127.0.0.1"
xdebug.remote_port = 9000
xdebug.idekey = "PHPSTORM"
xdebug.max_nesting_level=200

Flush Cache and Reindex

                                  - The Fast Way

n98-magerun.phar cache:clean

n98-magerun.phar cache:flush

n98-magerun.phar index:reindex:all

Test

Virtual Machine for IE Testing

Bonus: Time Tracking

Toggl

Wakatime

Rescue Time

Modern Magento Development

By Roc Wang

Modern Magento Development

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