It is predicted that Magento 2.0 will be released at the beginning of 2015. In the last post I shared you how to install Magento 2.0; thus, in this next share I will show you the list of key updates and exciting Features of Magento 2.0 compared to Magento 1.x. I ensure that this new information will thrill you and be worthy for reading
I. Exciting Features of Magento 2.0
1. Compatible more Popular Platforms
Magento 2.0 will use PHP 5.3 and Zend Framwork for managing performances of cache engine, database access layer and translations. At the same time, it supports MSSQL and Oracle that is great for Windows Platform Server.
2. jQuery Library
3. Performance Enhancement
Previously, speed and performance always is a problem Magento has to confront. But everything has changed in Magento 2.0. In this latest version, speed will be 20% faster than the old versions. This will be very dramatic changes in the Magento performance.
4. Component Oriented Architecture
Such module as customer, catalog, checkout, sales, CMS and others will exist as components. If you don’t need to them, you can always disable it and replace with your own; especially, you don’t have to hack the existing code base for that. Hence, site performance and flexibility will be inhanced incredibly.
5. Directories Structure
There are significant changes in the structure of directory. New directory called “pub” is introduced. The aim of these changes are to provide a better a clear view structure for developer.
6. Automated Testing
Magento 2.0 allows developer to setup automated test easily.
7. Better security
This latest Magento version supports some steps to deal with server validation. Thanks to this, you online site will get better security.
II. Magento 2 key updates
1. The New included technologies
The new technologies consist of the latest versions of PHP, JQuery, CSS3, etc. you can see the difference between Magento 2.0 and Magento 1.x in the below table.
2.Improved customization process
With the introduction of Visual Design Editor, it is easy to use” drop and drag” interface for editing Magento layout. Thanks to, the appearance of Visual design editor, modifying containers and blocks will not require specialized technical knowledge. Hence, you can make many changes in the admin panel at ease.
3. Easier frontend development
With less CSS preprocessor and modern HTML5 themes, developer now can find it easy to new look& feel of the site without changing site functionality.
4. Reduced upgrade costs and efforts.
In Magento 2.0, upgrading core Magento software and extensions will be easier than with lower upgrade costs and efforts.
- Upgrade to new version: To support developer upgrade new version easier, Magento 2 includes information on versioning policies. Moreover, you will be provided all necessary information about compatibility of upgrades.
- Install Magento: With the support of new standalone installer, installing Magento 2 will be much faster. This tool will check for prerequisites before starting installation.
5. Improved scalability and performance
Improved scalability consists of improved indexers, new Magento performance toolkit, Varnish Cache. Meanwhile the new indexers in Magento 2 come with more efficient updates to speed up performance, Magento performance toolkits support to verify and optimize system performance and Varnish Cache helps reducing server load and speed up the page load.
6. New level of quality, documentation and testing resources
The newest version of Magento includes all the necessary documentation. Also, it consists of tests to enable faster development. This testing framework supports continuous integration and testing practices.
7. Better engagement with the community
Another good point of Magento 2 is better engagement with the community. Through Magento 2 webinars and special events, the platform more opened to the community.
For customers who are interested in magento 2 extension, you can see the list below:
- MAGENTO 2 DEMO, ADMIN ACCESS & SAMPLE DATA, NEW UPDATES
- MAGENTO 2 THEME LUMA COMPARE WITH “MADISON ISLAND” THEME
- MAGENTO 2 PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW | WAYS TO IMPROVE MAGENTO 2 PERFORMANCE
- MAGENTO 2 THEME STRUCTURE: SIGNIFICANT CHANGES OF DIRECTORY AND FILE STRUCTURE.
- HOW TO INSTALL MAGENTO 2 SAMPLE DATA BEFORE MAGENTO INSTALLATION