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Magento 2 beta Ask me Anything for developers

According to the Magento newsletter, there will be a Q&A on reddit regarding Magento 2. You will be able to ask any developer related questions there.

Magento Newsletter:

Dear Magento Developers,

Now that you’ve had some time to test out Magento 2, we’d like to hear your feedback! We are hosting an Ask me Anything (AmA) focused on the Magento 2 Developer Beta on February 5, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PT. It will happen on Magento subreddit.

Ben Marks, Magento community evangelist, will be moderating the session and he will be joined by Magento 2 product, architecture and technical development team members. This is a great chance to engage directly with the people behind Magento 2 and present your input on the Magento 2 beta codebase.

Here’s more detail on participating in the Magento 2 AmA session:

We will be conducting this session on the Reddit platform. If you don’t already have an account, we suggest you register on Reddit to be able to participate in the discussion. Please note that without an account you will still be able to ‘view’ the discussion, but you won’t be able to submit questions or comments. Register here (registration on right hand side of page).

On Thursday, February 5 at 8 a.m. PT, you will see a new post called “Magento 2 Developer Beta” listed on Magento subreddit.

Login to submit your questions and participate in the discussion.

Feel free to forward this email to others that may benefit from this session.

Thank you and we look forward to your participation.

Best regards,
Magento Team

Magento Extensions and Development

Why Magento is the best e-commerce platform

Magento is a great e-commerce platform, really feature-rich and easy to extend. But what makes Magento really great?

I have a couple of points that I really like about Magento:


Great community

Magento really has a huge online community. If you’re stuck when working with your webshop, or programming some custom functionality, you can find an answer online on the Magento forums or on Stack Overflow 9 out of 10 times.

Excellent code base

Where Magento differs from a lot of other e-commerce and content management systems, is the nice and clean object oriented MVC model. If you follow the Magento guidelines, you will end up with very structured software. This is not only good for developers, but also good for webshop owners that buy or download Magento extensions. In my experience the average Magento Extension is of much higher quality than the average wordpress extension for example. Of course Magento extensions are also more expensive, but I guess in this case quality is the most important factor. Your business depends on it!

A boatload of features

Magento offers a huge amount of features. Much more than any other e-commerce system. This is really where Magento differentiates from the rest. It’s literally a beast! Maybe a bit of a slow beast, but that’s nothing that can’t be solved with some good ol varnish caching :)

What do you guys think are the strong points of Magento? (and maybe the weak ones?)

Let me know in the comments below!