Magento 2.0- Will It be a Amicable Change?

The augment of retail e-commerce sector is on full swing and the advent of new technology has whirled new life in this market segment. Eying the promising growth prospect offered by the e-commerce industry, many retailers jump into the field without the right arsenal, i.e., a highly functional e-commerce portal powered by an equally robust development platform. Such online business owners often make wrong technical decisions by choosing less worthy development platforms and thus end up loosing both money and customers.

The key factor that determines the success of an e-commerce store is an unparalleled user-experience. If you are in-charge of an e-commerce retail portal, it is essential to ensure that  you provide the users with an engaging and worthy experience. Only an apt development platform can render the UX that is required for running a successful e-commerce venture that can lure prospect customers. Although the online marketplace is flooded with innumerable open source software that facilitate the designing and development of an online shopping portal, Magneto has successfully established an upper hand.

Magento is a developer’s pet when it comes to e-commerce development. It offers an array of features and functionalities that make it easier to implement and upgrade. It has such immense popularity amongst developers and store owners that it has overthrown the prior

favorite, OS Commerce. Today, developers across the globe deploy custom Magento development applications without any second thoughts.

Viewing the huge success of this platform, the Magento community is now all set to release the second version of this open source entity. Yes! Magento 2.0 is expected to be on the floors by the Spring of 2013, though any official release date has not been declared yet. As the developer fraternity gears up to make the welcome the new Magento kid on the block, we take you behind the scenes in Magento 2.0 to check out what unique features is this version set to unveil.

Here’s a quick round up of some of the expected features that Magento 2.0 is likely to encompass.

Functional Changes:

Functional Changes

Functional Changes

In Magento 2.0, developers can manage themes and design packages via the database. It has also become simplistic for developers to edit and control email content as email templates are no longer interlinked with the locale.

Changes in File Structure:

Change in File Structure

Change in File Structure

In the current version of Magento, the file structure has also got a revamp. The base theme has been outdone and all base views have been incorporated in the module structure. The foremost reason behind changing the file structures is to render a clear and more simplified structure view and to enable developers to get rid of views that are not required for their themes.

New Concept of Containers:

New Concept of Containers

New Concept of Containers

This version of the open source platform gives developers the option to add containers to the layout option. These containers have been added as a part of the design editor and allows the developers to move around the blocks.

Migration to jQuery:

Migration to jQuery

Migration to jQuery

JQuery is the most popular JavaScript library that comes with an extensive range of extensions and support features. The migration of Magento to jQuery will empower developers with to render innovative designs and showcase their creative side.

Skins Eliminated in Magento 2.0:

Skins Eliminated

Skins Eliminated

You will meet the new Magento 2.0 sans the skin. Skin has been officially eliminated from this version of Magento and themes are being used instead. As a result of this, file systems have become more simpler and can be understood clearly. This means now developers can execute better control over themes.

Improved Frameworks:

Improved Frameworks

Improved Frameworks

The upgraded version of Magento promises an improvised framework- the Zend framework 2. This will help in managing database access layer, cache engine performance and translations.

Changes in Web Apps:

Changes in Web Apps

Changes in Web Apps

Representational State Transfer (REST) API and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) with Web Service Description Language (WSDL) is the backbone of Magento 2.0. These will make it simplified for systems to connect to Magento via web applications. The addition of WSDL will enhance the performance of web apps.

That’s a refreshing new range of features, isn’t it? If you are a developer or a development firm that is into custom Magento development, then this upgraded version of Magento is something you must look forward to.

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