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What Magento 2.1 Features Mean for Developers

December 14, 2016
Developers face a multiplicity of challenges these days. Staying current with new coding languages, programs, and tools. Balancing life and work. And coping with out-of-date platforms, which hinder productivity, these are just a few of the common issues developers grapple with.
 
Another predicament developers face is that making application adjustments often takes far too much time to test and implement. In today’s dynamic e-commerce environment, delays are especially costly, not just to the immediate bottom-line, but to the future relevance of your business.
 
The Advantage of Magento 2.1
 
Magento 2.1 addresses these issues and more. Essentially, it is a highly robust, state-of-the-art, and maximally flexible platform that provides a business of any size the same cutting edge tools that the biggest players and leading marketers have.
 
With a cloud-based solution like Magento 2.1, you don’t have to spend billions of dollars on infrastructure or marketing. You can utilize the same digital tools that digital giants like Amazon have, yet at a fraction of the cost because computing resources are rented and can be scaled up or down as needed.
 
The Features Your Business Needs to Compete
 
This pay as you grow model gives your company the opportunity to enhance its brand, create an exceptionally fantastic UX for the customer, and of course, sell far more products and services. 
 
In today’s environment, these features are not optional gimmicks. If you are not responding in real-time, using analytics to anticipate their wants, and personalizing the customer’s journey at all touch points, then your risk losing them to competitors who are responding more nimbly and adroitly to their needs.
 
Simple, Intuitive, and Maximally Flexible
 
In the past, software platforms were complex, less-than-intuitive, and extensibility was frequently a hassle. Magento 2.1 has changed all this in a fundamental way. Workflow enhancements, security features, and customizability are all built right in. In short, Magento 2.1 is designed to powerfully simplify the way people interact with the platform. Consequently, developers and other users can spend much more time doing what they do best instead of wrestling with tech challenges. 
 
For example, with Magento 2.1:
 
  • Developers don't have to stand up a separate staging environment.
  • Import/Export features have been greatly streamlined.
  • Command-line interface is enabled so users can interact directly with the application.
  • Elasticsearch is built in. This truly modern feature is the future of eCommerce and customer acquisition. With this in place, you won't have to develop anything further.
  • Comes with benchmarks that improve the load/test process.
  • Real-time messaging is enabled

 

Takeaway

Nowadays, being able to respond quickly and efficiently is a business imperative. Customers expect a great UX every time and on every device. On the other hand, businesses that respond clunkily to consumers or market conditions will pay a stiff price.
 
Platforms that simplify the app development and implementation process, making it speedier, more intuitive, and more reliable will hold a competitive advantage. To learn more about what Magento 2.1 can do for your business please contact our team today.