Monthly Archives: December 2014

Behind the Recent Magento 2 GitHub Changes

Big News! We have improved our GitHub interaction processes as a part of the Magento 2 developer beta launch to make it easier to accept community contributions. Ok, its no longer new news, but its important enough to repeat! Ben Marks published a recent blog on how to contribute to Magento 2. In this post […]

Exploring Azure Support for Docker

I knew Microsoft’s cloud solution, Azure, supported Docker – but how well? It felt a little strange that Microsoft were embracing Docker so rapidly with Docker being built on Linux. This post is my first foray into trying to run Magento in a Docker image on Microsoft Azure. While I had a couple of speed […]

Reducing Magento 2 Install Pain through Virtualization

Magento 2 has lifted the minimum supported versions of PHP, MySQL and other supporting software to higher levels – the level anticipated to be the norm when Magento 2 is released at GA. However a lot of people have reported current issues with running Magento 2 in environments such as MAMP (and for myself XAMP […]

About Magento 2.0 developer documentation

With Magento 2 dev beta we also launch documentation in GitHub. Here is a bit more info for those interested. Hi everybody, this is Bradburn Young with a guest post. Thanks to Alan for lending me his space to talk to you here. I lead a team of technical writers here at Magento. We publish […]

Magento 2, Composer, and Dependence on it (Quick Note)

The original design goal when we introduced Composer was for a Magento site not to depend on Composer. The goal was to allow a site to be constructed with or without Composer. It was also so we could move Magento to any new packaging system that came along later without the code base being overly tied to […]

Has Magento 2 Reduced Integration and Upgrade Effort?

Has Magento 2 Reduced Integration and Upgrade Effort? The developer beta period (officially commencing December 18, 2014) is a great time to explore Magento 2 and provide your perspective and feedback. What is better? Where can Magento go further? Are there rough patches where small changes could have a big positive impact? In a previous […]

Magento 2 Caching Overview

Web accelerators (caching) can make a Magento installation deliver a more responsive user experience with less hardware. A famous quote however is “There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things” – Phil Karlton. Yes, caching was mentioned first! Magento 2 has included a lot of changes from Magento 1 to […]

Magento Feedback Channels

Yesterday I released a post asking community opinions about which underlying framework people thought Magento 2 should be built on. I thought I would give a little insight into how this and other feedback is used within Magento. (This post is related to the core product, not Connect or Decision Making Within Magento there […]

Which Framework Would You Put Under Magento 2?

The current plan of record is to keep Magento 2 on Zend Framework 1. Magento provides much of its own framework that developers are expected to use. It does however leverage functionality currently from Zend Framework 1. The original plan of sticking with Zend Framework 1 was based on the benefits of moving to Zend […]

Release Cadences

Magento 2 is a fairly significant step forwards from Magento 1. After 2.0 is released, it has been publicly shared there will be a more frequent release cadence. This has pros and cons, some of which are explored below. But also interestingly should there be a more detailed strategy before GA to help extension developers […]