This was OXID Hackathon 2017

On December 8th and 9th, we spent another weekend together at the co-working space in Nuremberg for OXID Hackathon 2017.

About fifteen people responded to the call, between them developers from shoptimax, OXID core team itself, Tough Werbeagentur, Fleur Ami, Räubersachen, internetfabrik, MGM Technology Partners, Code Commerce, GN2, Loberon, and of course, Proud Sourcing as the main initiator and organizer of this event.

Mainly, we’ve been working on porting modules, developers love to work with, onto OXID eShop 6:

OXID global admin searchAdditionally, a completely new, fancy and very suitable module found its way to the pool of freely available tools: OXID admin search. With this tool, a shop administrator can search through the admin panel for product items, users, orders and even CMS pages. It is available for OXID eShop 6 and will be for previous versions as far as I understood it.

Other people extended the modules oxrun as well as oxid-console, extensions to use the command line, and hence enrich their OXID deployments with scripting tools.

Last not least, we had heated debates about the new partner program, on how to deal with the composer mechanism in OXID from V6 while theatrical discussions came up in the forums and how to lend a helping hand to community members who are not that experienced. However, these discussions were all positive and helpful at the end of the day.

Another topic was how to deal with OXID module connector, invented last year at Hackathon 2016, in the future: In a matter of fact, there are two main components in this extension, on the one hand the display and filtering for existing and entered modules, on the other hand the automatic installation without composer. With the usage of composer in OXID eShop 6, the second argument is not valid any more, as composer is able to allow this mechanism from scratch. Also, in the mean time, a lot of work was spent into OMC to register 400+ extensions in the module database, we don’t want to loose. That’s why we reached the agreement to keep the first part of it, the presentation of extensions and filters for it on OXIDforge. This catalog shall either link to the module origin for detailed information and downloads or present the composer command to install an extension immediately. There’ll be no OMC module in the OXID admin panel any longer.

Believe me – after these two days I was personally done and tired like a log, and I couldn’t sleep as my head was full of ideas. However, it was productive and efficient as never before – a good basis for establishing a good tradition for having an annual OXID Hackathon here at the co-working space in Nuremberg. Looking forward to the next one!

You want some visual impressions? Here you go:


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