It has been years in development and Magento 2.0 has finally arrived! This new release offers a complete overhaul to improve performance, scalability and reliability which are all welcome benefits. However, these improvements come at the expense of a new learning curve for merchants and developers while providing no upgrade path for existing older Magento installations. For merchants, the learning curve will be minimal as the new administrative interface has similar functionality, but improved speed and organization. From a developer's viewpoint the curve will be steeper since learning a new codebase and helping merchants decide on a platform will introduce new business obstacles to navigate. In the end, Magento 2.0 onward may likely be a platform geared more toward enterprise merchants that need the highest degree of scalability from their online storefronts. The development team at WebCitz has already begun the process of working through the new codebase and is excited to begin developing new projects in Magento 2.0 in the months ahead.
If you are interested in starting a new ecommerce development project in Magento 2.0 then we can't wait to hear from you! Please call one of our developers at 800-796-8263 to discuss your project requirements so we can provide you feedback on which ecommerce platform might work best for your needs.