New Features of Magento 2.0 that make it a favourite for developers

Written by Steve on January 30, 2015

For almost every business, online presence is a must these days. If the business has an offline shop, there’s every reason for it to appear on the internet as well. It is highly anticipated that the online shops are here to stay, hence a number of businesses are reaching out with their products and services to their target audience through such shops. In fact, the popularity of online shopping is fast increasing. New trends of online shopping are expected to emerge and it’s soon going to be one of the most important things for businesses.

Want to create an eCommerce website for your business? You will need an effective platform for that. Even a little while back, Magento used to be the most important platform for creating and managing eCommerce platforms. However, there were some limitations of Magento as well which used to cause a few issues for the developers… then out came Magento 2.0 to save the day!

Here’s a quick look at some of the most brilliant features of Magento 2.0, which are going to help the developers make an amazing turnaround with their eCommerce websites.

Latest Technologies Together

Magento 2.0 has used the latest versions of the following technologies to make this platform invincible:

  • PHP 5.4
  • jQuery
  • MySQL 5.6
  • Coding Standard PSR-0, 1
  • HTML5
  • CSS3

 

These platforms are perfectly compatible for translations, database access layer and cache engine. These technologies are meant for:

  • improved performance
  • excellent development
  • enhanced security

 

Enhanced Customisation Options

Won’t it be great for the developers to be able to create numerous customisations? Magento 2.0 is the answer! It will streamline the whole process of customisation, making it easier than ever before. Some of the major customisations that Magento 2.0 will help with includes:

  • fast implementation
  • providing plug-in support
  • streamlined coding process
  • removal of duplicate code

 

In addition, Magento 2.0 will also ensure:

  • unlimited inheritance of theme
  • enhanced transition
  • decrease in code coupling
  • improved error reporting, especially for the XML files

 

Easy to Find Files under the New Structure

The new structure of Magento 2.0 makes it easy for the users to find the files held within it with the files categorised directly under the app structure. Moreover, you can also access all the templates, JS, layout, and CSS/LESS files of specific modules. Thus, the module developers will be able to customise the site without changing the functionality of the core one. The directories in Magento 2.0 come in four types:

  • primary directories
  • application directories
  • system directories
  • public directories

 

Easy to Develop and Customise Frontend Theme

The Magento UI Library plays a major role in ensuring that the frontend theme can be developed and customised the way you wish. It is a flexible modular Magento frontend library that has several characteristics. It is:

  • focused on the web standards
  • can be easily customised
  • hassle-free in terms of maintenance
  • built on LESS proprocessor
  • responsive
  • easily accessible

 

Enhanced Support for Better Coding

Coding is key to developing any good website and when done properly, coding can help you create an amazing website. The platform Magento 2.0 was created with the aim of providing a better experience to the developers. So, it helps to create amazing eCommerce websites that can attract the potential customers to purchase stuff from there.
Easy to Upgrade

The new versions always have something special in store for the users but for that they need to upgrade the older version. For different application, this process of upgrading is so complicated that people don’t like it. However, in Magento 2.0 the process of upgrading has been made simpler and easier. So, people will not find it difficult to upgrade to the next level and use the new features that come with it.

Magento has already been downloaded more than 4 million times in the 5 years it has existed. This surely proves how well accepted the platform is among the business owners. It is known to offer one of the best ways to develop eCommerce websites. These platforms are taking the process of eCommerce business to new heights and helping business owners to reach out to their customers in a better way. This translates into enhanced sales, which lead to more profit for the companies. Magento 2.0, with its new features, is all set to take the success of this platform to new heights.

 

Learn more about the reason why BED choose Magento and the work we’ve done. Read more on the changes to Magento here too!