Marks speaks with Anthoney Lacavara how Magento compliments Amazon and it's various offerings.
Today, Magento has released a new version Magento Commerce 2.1.8 formerly Enterprise Edition for eCommerce business. This release includes both improvements Magento has made internally and those submitted by the community through our Community Engineering program. We will cover all the changes in the latest version of Magento to help you learn more.
Mage Titans an event for Magento developers, designed and curated by Magento developers.
Mage Titans hosts a number of Magento events for developers and designers around the world. This non-profit event is a great resource for the Magento developer community. Mage Titans is a 3-day event in Austin Texas, USA, hosted by Wagento including speakers, workshops, training, breakout sessions, as well as a great opportunity for networking. Developers gather and share their thoughts, discuss their difficulties, and increase their skills and knowledge.
This was my first time at Meet Magento DE and I had the pleasure of participating and speaking in the event. I also attended the Hackathon on the weekend prior to the start of event which was organized by Firegento. This was my first international hackathon and it proved to be everything and more than I expected.
To start Fabian Blechschmidt had made custom shirts for every participant. (Great touch thank you!) He and Claudia Teubner organized the Hackathon and the Magento Core Team showed up to help. (I confess that I was late because of a un-anticipated long run) but when I did finally arrive I was treated to a bevy of food and 60 developers organized into different tracks.
The Magento 2 Feature track involved Multi-Node inventory for Magento CE. This is an effort to include the community in building features for Magento community. They also had M1 related activities and PR's for issues in Magento.
The conference started on Monday with a #MageRun organized by Fabian and Sonja from Integer-net. We had a great showing and ran 5-10k. If you haven't signed up for a MageRun you really need to do one. It is a great way to meet new people and get away from the desk. Leipzig has 100's of kilometers trails that can lead you everywhere in the city. It is a great way to get around and a great way to sightsee. I spent nearly every day running the trails and rivers (and lakes). Such a beautiful city.
Thomas Goletz gave us an overview of the Meet Magento Association and laid out the ambitious plans for 50 conferences in the future.
- 50 Conferences in 2017
- 50 Countries
- 42 host (Organizing)
- 850 Speakers in 2016
- 150-1500 per conference attendees
Meet Magento DE kicked off with Paul Boisvert telling us about Magento's roadmap. I can appreciate Paul's no-nonsense approach and transparent attitude to the futuere of Magento. Here are a few highlights of Paul's Presentation:
- Community Engineering
- B2B in Magento Enterprise 2.2
- Magento Commerce Order Management (MCOM)
- Magento Social
Mark Lavelle gave the Keynote for #MM17DE which indicated the importance of this event in the Eco-system. His key points were:
- 34% rise in digital buyers for 2018
- 66.9€ Total commerce for 2016
- 12% growth for Online sales
- 6% of global Magento market
- 15 Magento 2 trained partners
- 1500/month downloads of Magento
The community engineering team was present and hard at work. They participated in the Hackathon and contributed greatly to the event. Thank you!
Meet Magento Association News
It was annouced that Brent Peterson will take on the role of Vice President for the LATAM region and he will help to organize events in Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Columbia. Other countries to follow!
This was a fantasticly organized event which was attended by more than 800 poeple. It is well worth the visit for the breakout speakers alone. The content offered by the community is extraordinary and offers a optimistic view on the state of Magento and what we will see in the future.
The Big Dam Run started 6 years ago with Susan from Wagento insisting that we join a running race because ".. all you do is code, drink and eat Doritos ... " (I believe that is a direct quote.) That year we joined the Lovell Canyon Labor of Love run. It featured a full field of Sweettooth Candian runners all not ready for the desert heat and culminated with Bill Curtis passing out of the course. (He is ok and still living in Canada eh)
Magento Commerce is hosting the first ever MagentoLive India in Bangalore on May 2, 2017. It is a great opportunity to meet the Magento Community and discuss the latest trends and updates in Magento.
2.1.6 Product Release
BlueFoot extension now available for Magento Enterprise merchants
The current BlueFoot CMS v1.0 extension can now be downloaded from Magento, available exclusively for licensed Magento Enterprise Edition or Enterprise Cloud Edition merchants. As a reminder, Magento purchased the BlueFoot technology to give merchants a powerful set of tools to simplify the creation and management of content on Magento without the need for technical skills.
Below are some very important considerations before using the BlueFoot v1.0 extension:
• BlueFoot v1.0 is only compatible with Magento 2.1 Enterprise Edition and Enterprise Cloud Edition, and it will be compatible with Magento 2.2 when it is released. It is not compatible with Magento 1.
• BlueFoot capabilities will be integrated into the native code for Magento 2.3, currently scheduled for the second half of 2017.
• Magento does not guarantee a migration path from BlueFoot v1.0 to native Magento 2.3. BlueFoot uses a product field data methodology that is incompatible with the methodology that will be used in Magento 2.3. Merchants choosing to adopt BlueFoot v1.0 must take precautions to avoid data loss and are responsible for recovering any data lost during future migrations.
• Magento will sunset support for all standalone BlueFoot extensions within 90 days of the release of Magento 2.3.
Developer documentation and installation instructions, as well as FAQs on the BlueFoot acquisition, can be found in the Partner Portal in the following directory: Downloads > Magento Enterprise Edition 2.X > Magento Bundled Extensions > Bluefoot. The BlueFoot website also has additional support and developer information.
We are not actively promoting the availability of BlueFoot v1.0 with merchants at this time. Instead we are sharing this information with you so that you can work with your clients to see if BlueFoot v1.0 is an appropriate solution.
Lastly, your feedback on the BlueFoot technology is important to us. Send your comments to our BlueFoot distribution list ( DL-Magento-Bluefoot-Feedback@magento.com) so that we can review and incorporate your ideas for enhancing Magento.
If you don't get the email notifications from Magento (and we highly encourage that you do), than please read for your site's benefit. We’d like to inform you that the following important Magento product and security updates are now available. These new versions provide a range of improvements, including a fix for the recently discovered Zend Framework 1 security vulnerability and quality updates to catalog, payments, and sales modules in Magento 2.
- Enterprise Editions 2.1.4 and 2.0.12
- Enterprise Cloud Editions 2.1.4 and 2.0.12
- Community Editions 2.1.4 and 2.0.12
- Enterprise Edition 188.8.131.52, Community Edition 184.108.40.206, and the SUPEE-9652 patch resolve the Zend Framework 1 issue
Software updates are available in My Account, on our Community Edition Download Page, and through Composer. For more information about the new versions review the release notes: