Hey Magento blog readers!
As many of you went to vacation this summer, I decided to make a very quick roll-up of some important Magento news and links you might have missed.
Find a vulnerability in Magento 2 and receive a prize from $100 to $5,000, plus you could boast of your discoveries after Magento 2 is released. Jokes aside, it’s a wonderful opportunity to work on a new and untypical project and contribute to the Magento community as well. And test your skills, too!
2. eBay Enterprise is sold
eBay Enterprise is sold to a consortium consisting of Sterling Partners, Longview Asset Management, and Innotrac Corporation, a Sterling Partners portfolio company, together in partnership with companies owned by the Permira Funds.
Now, it’s hard to imagine what it could mean for Magento. There’s an article explaining the situation. In short: the deal looks good both for the company and for the product users.
A great piece of news which makes us one step closer to the full Magento 2 release. The link will get you to our Magento 2 blog article explaining some basic facts about the Beta release.
Screen Pages has released e-commerce benchmark data regarding visitor sources and behaviour, conversions for retail e-commerce websites, for the summer period May-August 2015. All the studied sites are using Magento, so.
BTW, email is the best source of revenue, according to the figures.
An essential post if you want to dig your hands into Magento 2 for the first time. Also, check out Max Yekaterynenko blog – he works in Magento product development.
The list was created by GitHub patrons; it’s good to look through the list if you’ve found an issue in Magento. Or just learn it by heart.
The releases cannot be used in production yet, they are more about fixing the bugs and testing. The final release is planned for Nov 12, 2015.
Now you don’t need to google for security patches, Fabrizio Balliano synced it to the official Magento download page so it should be auto updated for future releases or future patches.
In the past Magento translation process left much to be desired, and now you can apply to become a translation contributor and use a localization platform to help Magento speak even more languages.
As Ben Marks says, “We want to enable translations even for the less popular languages, giving a chance for everyone to contribute in a very meaningful way to the Magento platform.”
10. New Magento Connect is on its way
— Magento Fox (@magentofox) July 16, 2015
Our most popular summer post is a translated long-read interview with PHP 7 lead developer and Zend Technologies Chief Performance Engineer – Dmitry Stogov.
Are there any important Magento news you would add to this list?