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Community Engineering Newsletter, January 28 – February 1, 2019

New Contributor

Get a quick update on all Community Engineering projects including completed and in-progress stories, features, and testing. Welcome new contributors joining your community projects. Check open requests and good first issues in the project boards.


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Congratulations to Magento Masters

Congrats to Magento Masters Mentors: Damien Culotta, Vishal Gelani, Gabriel Guarino,, Rakesh Jesadiya, Joseph Maxwell, Andreas von Studnitz



Congrats to Magento Masters Makers: Carmen Miss Magenta, Rebecca Brocton, TJ Gamble, Vijay Golani, Oleksandr Lyzun, Sonja Riesterer, Yaroslav Rogoza, Alessandro Ronchi, Ihor Sviziev

Congrats to Magento Masters Movers: Miguel Balparda, Jisse Reitsma, Riccardo Tempesta



Project Board | GitHub | Slack |DevDocs | User Guide

Magento Coordinator: Igor Minialilo and Igor Gorin

  • Fixed DB Backup/Rollback issue, by Stepan Furman and Igor Miniailo: #1988
  • Automatically preselect a source for SSA if there is only one source provided, by Josh Carter: #2010
  • Created localization files (collected all modules and phrases) and search by ZIP codes, by Max Pronko: #1926
  • Demo and discussion by Paul Hachmang from Reach Digital for a Source Level Reservations extension. For full details, see and watch the demo recording.
  • Interesting thread on MSI GitHub about mutability of Product SKU, by Igor Miniailo: #2001. Must ensure data consistency remains strong, especially with ERP and OMS. Discussion ongoing in issue regarding SKU mutable or immutable. See this Slack conversation.
  • Update on Quality and Automated Test coverage by Tom Erskine. 20% increase weekly, working to get new manual test baseline for comparisons. Completed significant amount of work to unskip 6 automated MFTF tests which helps with future B2B support and coverage. Seeking feedback and to work with everyone to come up with solid tests and more.
  • Lori Krell walked through a draft of the DevDocs Distance Priority SSA information written by Kevin Harper.


Meeting recordings:



Project Board | GitHub | Slack | DevDocs

Magento Coordinator: Valeriy Nayda and Igor Gorin



PWA Studio

Project Board | GitHub | Slack | DevDocs

Magento Coordinator:  Eric Erway,  James Zetlen, Andrew Wilcox, and Igor Gorin


Meeting Recordings:


Asynchronous Import & Bulk API Project

Project Board | GitHub | Slack | DevDocs Bulk API & Async API

Community Project Maintainer: Alex Lyzun from comwrap

Magento Coordinator:  Volodymyr Kublytskiy and Igor Gorin


Meeting Recording:



Project Board | GitHub | Slack | DevDocs

Magento Coordinator: Sheila Shrewsbury

  • MFTF 2.3.13 Patch Release is now available. This release contains Allure Report Enhancements, PWA specific actions, as well as a collection of bug fixes and community enhancements.
  • MFTF version is being updated in Magento Open Source and Commerce 2.3-develop
  • Alternatively, update your composer.json file to point to this release.
    “magento/magento2-functional-testing-framework”: “2.3.13"
  • Tips and Tricks just went up:


Magento 2

Project Board | GitHub| Slack

  • 85 Pull Requests merged to core
  • 178 Pull Requests created
  • 75 new issues created
  • 95 closed issues


Magento Architecture

Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Olga Kopylova



Magento Coding Standards

GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Lena Orobei

  • Every new not accepted yet rule is marked with `need to discuss` label. Everyone is welcome to leave feedback in these issues.
  • 14 new issues
  • Labels include new rule, proposal, technical guidelines
  • Community Dashboard is a project tracking entered issues


DevDocs & MerchDocs

Site | Slack | Github | What’s New