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Magento 2 Merchant Beta Release

Magenta announced another significant development milestone with the release of the Magento 2 Merchant Beta. This release brings Magento to the last stage before the general availability (GA) of Magento 2 in Q4 2015.

Magento 2 Merchant Beta Platform Updates

  • This pre-release software has gone through rigorous QA and testing in house and will be fairly close in look, feel, and function to the GA product. It will be tested in real-world conditions as part of the Merchant Beta program to fully vet the software before general availability later in the year.
  • It incorporates new and enhanced functionality like streamlined checkout and new payment processing,
  • The Enterprise Edition module includes updates to merchant features like import/export functionality, configurable swatches, transactional emails and more.
  • It demonstrates significant performance improvements for both the Magento Community Edition and Enterprise Edition with holistic updates to both server-side and client-side architecture. Server-side updates include out of box Varnish 4, full page caching, and support for HHVM3.6. Client-side updates include static content caching in browser, image compression, use of jQuery, and RequireJS for better management of JavaScript and bundling to reduce file download counts.
  • The Magento Enterprise Edition codebase includes comprehensive scalability enhancements to the database, order management, checkout, catalog, and more. Improvements include asynchronous grid fulfillment, standalone database for checkout, compatibility with MySQL cluster, more concurrent admins for order, and product management and complete separation of store sub-systems.
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Daniel Bower
Dan is the founder and CEO of Bower Web Solutions Inc. He has a Masters of Science in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and has been working in the Technology industry for over 20 years. Dan is knowledgable in a variety of programming languages and platforms and has been performing application development for the Internet since the 1995. Dan is an avid mountain biker, snow skier and kite boarder and loves to spend time outdoors.
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Dan is the founder and CEO of Bower Web Solutions Inc. He has a Masters of Science in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and has been working in the Technology industry for over 20 years. Dan is knowledgable in a variety of programming languages and platforms and has been performing application development for the Internet since the 1995. Dan is an avid mountain biker, snow skier and kite boarder and loves to spend time outdoors.