Applying patches to OXID eShop projects with composer

The usage of modern tools like composer helps when deploying PHP application nowadays. Sometimes people miss the good old easy way to do things in a way they are used to. One of those things which got harder by using newer tools is patching the source code in external project dependencies. We faced the challenge here at OXID Professional Services team, too and we found an easy and flexible way to have the benefits of both worlds: using composer with its powerful ecosystem and autoloading functionality, and keep the flexibility to patch packages handled by composer located in the vendor directory of your project.

Security Bulletin 2019-001

CVE-2019-13026: With a specially crafted URL, an attacker would be able to gain full access to the administration panel.

OXID eShop version 6.1.4

Besides other bug fixes and updated components, this patch release contains a fix for a certain security issue. Please carefully read the according security bulletin and consider to update immediately!

OXID eShop version 6.0.5

This patch release contains a fix for a certain security issue. Please read the according security bulletin carefully and consider updating immediately.

OXID implements GraphQL

APIs, also known as interfaces between systems, separation of front ends and back ends, data consumers of any kind… are really nothing new in e-commerce. In e-commerce, there have been creative solutions for colourful system landscapes for years. Nevertheless, in 2019 a buzzword like “headless” will be back on the podium. Where until recently “headless” was mentioned in the same breath as REST, another player is now entering the stage of the wider public – and quite rightly so. His name: GraphQL.

OXID eShop version 6.1.3

OXID eShop 6.1.3 is published and contains some bug fixes, updated components, storefront changes and 14 pull requests from you guys.

Codeception tutorial acceptance test

In this Codeception tutorial we will write a test for a user story for the search function on the OXID corporate blog. Automated tests offer many advantages for customers, agencies and developers. Apparently, it saves a lot of time and resources.

Extended functionalities with the OXID Geo-Blocking module

There are several solutions around for the so called “Geo blocking regulation” (EU 2018/302, valid from December 3rd last year on). Actually it is possible with already implemented functionalities to be compliant with OXID eShop, and of course, there are much more smart solutions 🙂 This blog post introduces a recently open sourced module by Norisk that offers very comfortable options.

Using composer in your local dev environment

Please no more open-heart surgery in your productive environment! Use composer on your local dev machine instead after equalizing it with your server environment.

The new OXID Savvy Programme goes live!

Today is the day: we proudly present our new OXID Savvy Programme, which we announced at our Partner Day on November 15th. Learn in this blogpost what it is about and what to expect from each other.

Introducing Wave theme

With OXID eShop release 6.1.2 all editions we introduce the new Wave theme to the public which will be packaged with OXID eShop compilation. Read more about it in this blog post