A Quick Look at What’s New in Magento 2.0
Magento 2.0 is finally made available to the developers from November 2015 and the new version has brought with it huge improvements that is really thrilling. Magento development has always impressed webmasters running e-commerce websites as it comes with numerous out of the box features and functionalities. Ensuring that your website maintains the ideal web standards when it is related to appearance, functionality and security, the latest Magento 2.0 is a great makeover that developers would simply love to use. So here in this blog, I will discuss with you some updated features that have made Magento 2.0 a worthy successor of the original version.
New structure and libraries: One of the major changes in the Magento 2.0 is its adoption of HTML5 technologies. Latest technologies have replaced the older ones like the use of the jQuery library is used in place of the prototype and the latest release allows for major upgrades while keeping an eye towards other latest web technologies. It also uses the features of improved underlying database structure and uses MySQL5.6 and PHP 5.5x.
CSS processing: The latest release of Magento does not use Bootstrap, but it uses its own CSS and LESS in the theme core. It has a publisher that publishes CSS together with other view static files that are placed under the pub/directory. It also supports preprocessing of the files being published by some preprocessors. The key advantages of using LESS help users to customize the theme faster. And the CSS URL and LESS processors help to speed up page load and enhance the performance.
Secured and easy upgrades: Webmasters using Magento 1 will find that the upgrading experience has entirely changed in Magento 2 and the changes have made upgradation faster than before. The latest version includes an automatic installer that checks the upgrade requirements and verifies that all the additional components are there for a smooth operation.
Improved performance and scalability: To improve the system performance, one can now easily create test environments and test the codes by using the new set of performance test scripts in Magento 2.0. It is also integrated with Varnish Cache, a leading HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) accelerator technology that helps to reduce the server load time and increase the page load speed. The scalability improvements have helped multiple admin users to create and edit the products without any data conflicts.
Primary Magento menu reorganized: The latest menu system has made the learning curve low, which means that you can now find menu options related to their functions. This means that the menus are now more organized under Content, Product, Marketing and Report Menus.
There are various technical improvements in the latest Magento 2.0 and is by far the best and most feature rich ecommerce platform available in the market.