Since the official launch of the latest Magento version: Magento 2.3.5, which got released on April 28, 2020, a lot of well-established Magento experts, web agencies are running away from it.
They probably see it as a nightmare or excessive hard work’s call to learn the technology. What their reasons might be; one thing is clear that Magento 2.3.5 has still a long way to go to gain the love just like its predecessor.
For companies like Kinex Media, it has been a blessing to try hands on Magento 2 that comes with much-needed improvements. FINALLY!
Magento 2 has created a lot of buzz, and zillions of articles are floating on the web? Is it because it’s new, or offer really good features? Well, we will find out in the article.
The following are some of the interesting points, which will clear your cloudy thoughts about the relevancy of Magento 2.3.5.
(Before going in-depth of the post, we advise you to see it not from developer’s point of view (POV) but from your (merchant’s) POV.)
Since Magento 2 is incredibly fast for developers to work, it also becomes beneficial for you in terms of cost.
In layman, it’s a cost-cutting technology for your business. However, don’t pull your steed before reading how it will affect your business and customer’s experience when you shift your Magento version to the latest upgrade.
1. UNBEATABLE PERFORMANCE
This version allows enhancements such as message queue framework, support for MariaDB 10.2, page caching and session storage to help improve Website security and PCI compliance.
The central functionality of the Authorize.net payment method has been deprecated, and you have to use the marketplace payment available.
INFRASTRUCTURE ENHANCEMENTS The payment method for PayPal Pro now no longer needs access to the customer’s session, which was not allowed by the original Chrome same-46 site cookie.
- A PHPStan code analysis check is now incorporated into Magento static building projects that execute static code research to assess significant problems that PHP CodeSniffer and PHP Mess Detector have not detected until now.
2. MULTI SOURCE INVENTORY
That is, Magento’s golden feature, 2.3.5 MSI, enables businesses to handle all sources of the stock without any extensions or platforms from third parties. This feature enables stock control in various locations so that the Magento 2.3.5 framework enables retailers to better represent their physical warehouses.
Utilizing MSI will help you toss away any marketable stock extensions. Yeah, you’re going to be spoken about having any inventory management extension, but if you don’t have the resources, then you can still handle your stock using MSI.
3. BETTER SECURITY
Through PHP 7.2 support, Magento 2.3.5 would have not only new development features but also boost performance and health. Argon2 is a popular hashing algorithm that was chosen to win the 2015 Password Hashing Competition, and PHP 7.2 will carry it to us as a stable alternative to the Bcrypt algorithm.
Magento 2.3 also supports Google reCAPTCHA and multifactor authentication to bring more security layers to your Magento admin panel for fraudulent tries to log in.
- EXOTIC NEW FEATURES
It’s a brutal reality when a business creates its next-generation upgrade; then, it aims at introducing new awareness-raising features. It also provided a space where businesses can switch to it for effective engagement and marketing practices.
4. OPERATIONAL BOOST
- Redundant, uncached requests to the server on catalogue pages were removed by refactoring the invalidation function of the customer segment and enhancing the cache logic of the banner.
- Added the option to disable the collection of statistics by default for the report module. (System Settings > General > Reports > General Options)
So if you’re willing to switch and embrace all of the new features that come with Magento 2.3.5, then you’re making the right choice for the business.
Even if you’re not sure about the move, Kinex Media will always be upfront to assist you in this matter. Call us @ +1 647-496-6015 or send us an email with all the details, so we can get back to you in no time.