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5 October 2016

Know The Key Differences between Magento 1.x and 2.0

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Finally, the wait for eCommerce store owners and online retailers has been over with the release of Magento 2.0. While most of the Magento developers and online store owners seem exciting about the release of Magento 2.0 but there is a long list of persons who still do not have any concrete idea about the major differences between Magento 1.x and Magento 2.0. Here in this blog, we will be discussing the major changes and improvements employed in Magento that look exciting. So let’s show what Magento 2.0 has better in the bag as compared to Magento 1.x.

1. New File Structure

Those who have been working on Magento 1.x from long will feel relaxed because most of the desired files have been arranged in an organized manner under the “app” in Magento 2.0. Each module in frontend and backend is integrated with a “view” option where one can easily have access to the templates, layouts, and js, CSS files. Besides, Magento 2.0 is appreciated for only for only one code pool for all core and custom modules. All of these new changes have been welcomed by the developers since Magento Certified Developers can easily maintain coding without changing the core functionality.

2. New Default Theme and Admin GUI

There was a great demand of a new default theme in Magento 1.x that is now available in Magento 2.0 under the code name of “Luma”. As compared to Magento 1.x’s Madison Island theme, Luma is a neat, clean, and eye-catching theme that is featured with tiles structure, better performance, fully responsive images and typography. Furthermore, the admin GUI is quite user-friendly and impressive to help backend team in easy accessibility to all of the features.

3. Welcome the jQuery

The biggest advancement in the Magento 2.0 is the inclusion of jQuery as default library. It is something that has been cherished among the Magento Certified Developers and Solution Specialists for the development and implementation of various custom and advanced features.

4. Improved Performance & Scalability

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Magento 2.0 is quite faster, secure and easier as compared to its previous version, Magento 1.x. The latter comes with productive and efficient updates to improve performance, productivity, optimization and operations. It also clears cache to minimize server load and page loading time. Besides, faster server and page loading helps to minimize network round-trips for offering the fastest shopping experience.

Improved performance & scalibility

5. Advanced Object manager & CLI

Magento 2 will surely become the ideal platform for eCommerce development since it is now featured with new object manager system instead of the traditional class rewrite system. It offers more design patterns to let the Magento Certified Developers out of the old cookbook style of development. Apart from this, running sample code, testing output, updating existing modules, clearing cache and other tasks can be executed through the commands integrated into the new CLI.

So this was all about the general but important updates of Magento 2.0 as compared to the Magento 1.x. No doubt, it is the best update till date but it is not like the same as of its earlier versions. Magento 2.0 is also a learning curve for the developers. So, we don’t exactly call it the migration of Magento 1.x to Magento 2.0. Rather, we call it “replatforming” that, of course, comes with a cost. That’s why we advise you to hire Magento Certified Developers in India for getting the most of Magento 2.0 in a secure and professional manner.