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What’s Difference Between Magento 1.x and 2.0 ?

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 03:48 AM

Magento is the most popular open source platform. Releasing from 2008, Magento 1 provides many versions that serve different objects. In order to improve features of the leading eCommerce platform, Magento team continues to develop Magento 2. On November 2015, Magento 2 is released to the Magento community. Magento 2 is the next generation open source platform that is faster, easier and more secure than Magento 1. It is available for download both versions at http://magento.com/

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In this article, LitExtension will share the points we know about new features of Magento 2. If you want to upgrade to Magento 2, I think you might find many helpful information after reading this article.

 

New file structure

With Magento 2, everything is placed directly under the “app” structure, except for config.xml. It is easy for you to access all templates, layouts and js, css file. Magento 2 gives developers more opportunities for customization without changing site functionality.

 

Reduce upgrade costs and efforts

Magento 2 allows you to install and upgrade core software and extensions quickly and simply with lower upgrade costs and efforts. Magento 2 includes information on versioning policies, so developers can upgrade to new version easier. However, you need the support of new standalone installer to set up Magento 2 faster.

 

Improved Performance and Scalability

The new default indexers in Magento 2 allows you to improve speed of query performance with more efficient updates. Magento performance toolkit is the key to optimize system performance. Developer can create test environments and set up automated test easily. Moreover, Magento 2 integrated with Varnish Cache to reduce server load and speed up the page load.

 

jQuery Library

Prototype is the main JavaScript Library in Magento CE 1.7 – 1.9 and EE 1.11 – 1.14, which targets to ease development of dynamic web applications. The demand from Magento Community rises, jQuery becomes the new default JavaScript library.

 

If you have plan to upgrade to Magento 2, professionals recommend you to do it in 2017. WHY?

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