We have prepared an overview of Magento and our company news of the second half of 2019. This digest is about the latest Magento updates, events and upcoming year announcement.
The article will be interesting for anyone who works or is interested in Magento.
The main conferences
The 15th largest eCommerce conference in Russia “Oborot” took place from 17 to 19 October in Moscow. This year more than 1500 people visit the conference. The event program included 100+ lectures about eCommerce, b2b, technologies and business-processes.
Award ceremony “Bolshoi oborot” finished the conference.
MagentoLive Europe 2019
MagentoLive Europe is an annual conference in magento world, this year it took place from 22 to 23 October in Amsterdam.
The conference participants listened the lectures about the largest innovations in eCommerce and got an opportunity to exchange experience with the leading vendors, partners and developers.
Magento 2.3.3 is one of the most anticipated upgrades of the last half year.
The new platform version includes 170+ functional updates, 70+ security updates and some performance updates:
- vast jQuery/ui library has been decoupled into separate widgets to be able to load only those widgets that are needed;
- a new “Use CSS critical path” has been added to store configuration which separates a render-critical CSS to the page head and the rest of CSS to the page footer;
- text is displayed in default readable fonts while custom fonts are loading.
Framework for working with Magento PWA Studio applications applied in the new version Magento 2.3.3 . App Framework includes the set of tools for working with specialized themes of Magento 2. PWA use GraphQL which is the part of Magento.
This July Magento published the new technical vision of API storefront. The new API supports technical operations and is separate from the Magento Admin APIs.
Elastic App Search for Magento
Elastic announced an integration between Magento and their Elastic App Search product. App Search is a solution that simplifies the process of creating and maintaining applications which need to support search functionality. It provides deep relevance tuning and analytics feature for improving conversion rates.
Magento meetup 2019
Our team together with partners held the Magento meetup 2019 which took place on 26 September in Moscow. The main topic of the event was a highload eCommerce projects development.
In three lectures speakers told about Magento advanced technologies and its main advantages for eCommerce.
Announcement for 2020
The annual exhibition of eCommerce and retail technologies ECOM EXPO 2020 will take place from 20 to 21 May in Moscow.
The main Magento conference Magento Imagine 2020 will be held from 29 March to 2 April in Los Angeles.
As for the platform updates, Magento 2.3.4 will be released at the beginning of the first quarter of 2020.