What is the most Optimal Development Workflow using Magento 2.3.5 in 2020?

I've got a Task to create Magento 2 Module.

When i upload the written code to server the page doesn't update the code (CSS for Example).

I've tried:

  • disabling Cache
  • using Cache/Flush
  • changing to Developer Mode
  • removing generated code

The only way for the Page to take my changes is:

php bin/magento setup:upgrade
php -d memory_limit=-1 bin/magento setup:di:compile
php -d memory_limit=-1 bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy 
php bin/magento index:reindex
php bin/magento cache:clean

The Problem is that this way of doing things takes a lot of time.

There must be a better Way of doing this, but i couldn't find the right solution for it.

Any Ideas?

  • You need to deploy the module, then it will accept your changes. Sep 4, 2020 at 9:50
  • @DhirenVasoya What do you mean by Deploy the module? I've enabled the Module already.
    – Piotr
    Sep 4, 2020 at 10:23

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If you want to develop new module for Magento 2, it's recomended to switch to Developer mode (php bin/magento deploy:mode:set developer). And I recommend you to enable all magento cache, because it can take too much time to load, if you doesn't.

To see your less/css changes your should clean static files (rm -rf pub/static var/view_preprocessed) and load page with disable cache browser option.

If you want to see your DI changes (changes in di.xml files), you should flash di cache (rm -rf generated/metadata/ && rm -rf generated/code/)

If you want to see all other changes on the frontend, you need to flush specific magento cache (or all cache). Command: php bin/magento cache:flush

If you created new magento module (required files: registration.php and etc/module.xml), you should run php bin/magento setup:upgrade to register module in the system (list of registered modules - app/etc/config.php)

When you deploy the website to live environment, you should switch your magento to production mode (php bin/magento deploy:mode:set production) and run following commands:

php bin/magento setup:upgrade
php bin/magento setup:di:compile // to update di changes
php setup:static-content:deploy // to update static files

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