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Community Engineering Newsletter, July 30 – August 3, 2018

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.


If you missed a meeting or demo, want to contribute, or have questions, check the links to recordings, project boards, and more.


Check the Magento Community Engineering Google Calendar for all events:



Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Igor Minialilo



Meeting recordings:



Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Valeriy Nayda

Meeting recordings:


Import/Export Improvements

Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator:  David Manners

Meeting recordings:


Bulk API & Async Import Project

Project Board | GitHub | Slack | Asynch GitHub

Community Project Maintainer: Alex Lyzun from comwrap

  • Alex Lyzun (@nuzil) from comwrap created backlog for the Asynchronous Import project, including Redis Key/Value framework, Caching of EAV attributes for API requests, and performance testing
  • Discussed the performance impact of asynchronous import
  • Joshua Dickerson and Artem Komarov from Trilix joined the project


Meeting recordings:



Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator: Volodymyr Kublytskiy


Payment Improvements

Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator:  Volodymyr Kublytskiy




PWA Studio

Project Board | GitHub | Slack

Magento Coordinator:  Eric Erway and James Zetlen

  • Artyom Kozinets (@artKozinets)from comwrap  created and contributed a CMS homepage for the Venia theme, with dynamic product data via a Shop By Category component
  • Alex Lyzun (@nuzil)from comwrap oversaw the implementation and expansion of a GraphQL API for core config data, necessary for validating PWA setups
  • Jimmy Sanford (@jimbo) from Magento added real API calls to the checkout flow, enabling real order creation
  • James Calcaben (@jcalcaben) from Magento added design documentation for the Category page
  • Soumya Ashok (@SouNagAsh) from Magento researched and created UX wireframes for My Account interactions in the Venia theme
  • James Zetlen (@JamesZetlen) from Magento completed a research spike demonstrating the need for a platform-independent middle tier configuration decoupling PWA code from Magento theme instances

Meeting recordings:


Magento 2

Project Board | GitHub| Slack

  • Created 41 and merged 58 Pull Requests
  • 59 public issues have been resolved, 70 issues acknowledged and added to the project backlog
  • 3 first-time contributors submitted their first PRs to magento2 repository:David Stone (@superdav42), dnsv, sv3n (@sreichel)  
  • Ann Beeskau from Magento automated builds for MSI modules packaging and deployment to Composer repository for MSI publication


Magento Architecture

Project Board | GitHub | Slack

  • Architecture team increased transparency with the Community posting design documents and holding discussions in Slack.
  • We added a new repository with design documents open to the public: Feel free to join the discussion in the PRs. We want to clarify why design and architecture decisions are made as you see them through the process and in the final implementation. We also want the community to participate in the discussion before the implementation is complete.
  • We created a new public Slack channel#appdesign for application design discussions.