“Reach New Heights with Magento 2.0, the Leading Digital Commerce Platform” — a new slogan of Magento 2.0  that we will talk about in this blog section. 

Why should developers migrate to a new platform? Actually, to start understanding the migration priorities for your business, first of all, it’s worth to point them out. 

That’s right! Let’s determine the new features of this powerful platform that will simplify your development process and life as well.

New Architecture performance

Magento 2 now requires less hardware as it has the new modular and database design that make the customization process easier. Thanks to CSS  pre-processing you get the increased performance and faster page loads. Which means, now you say “Hello” to faster time-to-market and greater deployment flexibility to public or private cloud environments.

And with more extensive APIs you are able to connect with any third party solution, and with theming possibilities it is now much easier to do variations for the new products.

Testing

We all have experienced  that while adding something new it may break something already existing and working correctly. And everything you do requires a careful regression testing. And testing on Magento 1 leaves a lot to desire. Think, you know what I mean…

Thus, using Magento 2 you set your testing efforts to the minimum. It has the built-in testing framework that alleviates the functional testing and, also, lets you run the automated tests.

Customer Shopping Experience

You know that with Magento 1 adding a new product to the cart requires reloading the page. 
And this is an additional time when the customer is observing the result.

With Magento 2 Ajax add-to-cart there’s no need of reloading.

Also, Magento 2 allows you to faster create sites supporting sales, and include an option of one-click account creation for the customers. Meaning that you not only simplify but save the customers time — which is a good point for doing business.

Productivity

Now developers can save their time while sifting through data in Magento 2 backend. Also, new interface allows you to create, save and share your presets, makes it easier to manage the day-to-day tasks. It is user-friendly and intuitive to learn, which is not the less important factor. 

Another very important change is that the prototype framework has been replaced with jQuery, which is more supported technology and widely used javascript library. 

Also, Magento 2 makes it easier to integrate videos, no needs to make long customization, you just link your video, give it a title and description — and it appears. And if you don’t want to worry about how it works — you can customize the preview image.

RabbitMQ (Message Queue Framework)

This subject is worth talking about separately. I assume, everybody gets me well when we speak about lost messages, I mean you start searching for the reason why and where the messages are getting dropped.

And again, with a new technology that comes with Magento 2, RabbitMQ (Message Queue), you will find the reasons faster, nevertheless, you will also find out which integrations are failing much easier. So you just learn how to put the messages in the queue :)

Payments

Magento 2 supports more payment systems that can be integrated. Apart from PayPal, Braintree, and Authorize.net payment gateways that Magento 1 supports, you can also integrate it with WorldPay and CyberSource. Just more options to suggest for the customer for better convenience.

Maintenance 

The formal documentations on Magento 2 are now easy to find and what is more — they are more reliable. 

And even here, the factor of time saving doesn’t disappoint.

Hope each developer is going to feel all the advantages of the new promising platforms in practice!

Everything seems to be clear now in theory. Knowing the advantages of the new platform makes a better vision of what it will give to Magento developer. So, I suppose, there are no more doubts that migration to Magento 2 is worth trying.

And, of course, there’re some migration difficulties that you will face, but we will talk about them next time. So, figure out what you’re expecting to receive from the platform you use and do not hesitate to make things going better.