Kalen makes an idiot out of himself mispronouncing Joshua’s name.
Brent Peterson starts a Slack chat group. (Brent – if you’re out there, hook us up with a link or something).
Recap of Karen’s about issues with Magento Connect. Magento Connect has more extensions than Big Commerce, Shopify and every other marketplace combined. She contends that most of them are garbage and points to some companies that are ripping off her extensions.
Only a small percentage (6% ?) of providers are servicing the bulk of the merchants in the ecosystem.
AppShop HQ is a Magento extension marketplace that Karen started a year or two ago to address these issues.
Blue Jalapeno appears to be a mysterious shell corporation that has published a lot of extensions on AppShopHQ.
Can the Magento developer community review all the extensions out there and weed out the bad ones? Phil thinks not.
Judge is a tool by Net Research that reviews extensions for quality issues. It’s a pretty amazing tool, but still requires iteration – there are still some false positives in the review algorithm though.
Matt and the crew at Rocket Web may have something in the works with regard to extension review.
Classy Llama wrote a sick blog post on the Custom Reports module, a.k.a. “Risky Reports”
Kalen is a punk for not accepting Lee’s pull request.
Lee’s fork is probably a lot better than Kalen’s by now because Lee is a straight up beast.
Kalen talks about another application of the Custom Reports module – which is an Inventory By Hour multiple line chart that he created.
Sweet Tooth will give a free bucket of poutine to anyone who signs up in the next 24 hours.
Kurt Theobald gives a talk at MMNY, and everyone loses their mind.
Kurt says that one of the problems in the community is that there isn’t a center of gravity or a central leadership.
Phil doesn’t agree with anybody.
Phil and Kalen feel like Magento is doing a pretty solid job of focusing on core products, killing products that aren’t important, keeping a good release cadence, building momentum, gathering feedback from the community, etc.
You can’t have your cake and eat it – complaining when Magento releases a responsive theme that is 90% complete, and then also complaining that they aren’t releasing fast enough.
One of the voting members (Phil Sturgeon) of the PHP Framework Interop Group was at MMNY and thought the Magento community was nuts.