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Magento 2 Platform Goals Webinar - December 13, 2013

Today Magento gave a technical discussion on their new Magento 2 Platforms and some of the goals they were trying to achieve with this new version.  You can watch the entire webinar on YouTube:



There are a bunch of improvements in Magento 2 but the development team identified the following overarching goals with this new release:

  • Update Technology Stack
  • Streamline Customization Process
  • Reduce Upgrade Efforts
  • Improve Performance
  • Improve Quality
  • Improve Engagement with Community

Some of the things Modern Retail is excited about with this Magento 2.0 release include:

  • PHP 5.5 and MySQL 5.6 will standard engines in Magento 2.0.
  • Magento's standardization on jQuery, HTML 5 and CSS 3 for the website front-end!
  • Less dependency on Mage_Core and reduction of code coupling and complexity.
  • Skins and Packages are gone!  Magento 2.0 only uses Themes!
  • Magento code quality has improved and they are adhering to coding principles and coding standards outlined by the PHP Framework Interop Group
  • Extension dependencies are reduced.
  • Easier upgrades.
  • Improved Performance. The latest versions of Magento Enterprise and Community Edition have made some nice strides around performance so we're excited to see what Magento 2.0 brings.
  • Introduction of a new Service Layer.
  • Given all our POS and ERP integrations, we're excited about the improvements they've made to their API.

If you haven't downloaded Magento 2.0 yet you can do so from GitHub:

You can also follow along by visiting Magento's Wiki and clicking on the Magento 2 Product Documentation:

Finally, Magento has not yet finalized a release date for Magento 2.0!  Sorry!!!