Magento 2 FAQ

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Magento 2 FAQ

Below, you will find the Magento 2 FAQ with the most important questions and answers from the Magento 2.0 Developer Webinar. Core aspects of the platform, innovative features, dramatic improvements and changes are described below.

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Q: Is HHVM supported in Magento 2.0?

A: Yes, Magento 2 is compatible with HHVM.

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Q: And what about PHP FPM? and Magento 2?

A: PHP FPM is also supported in Magento 2.

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Q: What about Magento 2 Virtual Machine?

A: There is an officially-published Docker image. For further information, check this post: Magento 2 Virtual Machine.

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Q: Is there a suggested highly scalable architecture?

A: No.

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Q: How fast is Magento 2 without Varnish?

A: The checkout and shopping cart don’t use the technology, so you can compare their performance results with 1.X. For further information on Magento 2 and Varnish, check this post: How to Configure Varnish for Magento 2.

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Q: What is asynchronous order creation?

A: It is a feature that resolves resource usage conflicts which occur between order management and checkout operations by saving order data from the checkout flow into one storage, while other storage is used for order management read operations.

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Q: What are the improvements related to JS/CSS minification in Magento 2

A: The process is now based on a CLI tool and can be run in one call. All client side content preparations are done before the first call from the client side.

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Q: How does Composer works in Magento 2?

A: You can add all necessary libraries ot the root composer.json file or through the composer require command. Magento 2 uses Composer independently of other PHP packages.

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Q: Is it necessary to learn Magento 1 before going any further to Magento 2?

A: No. Magento 2 has a better documentation and a lot of unique features. Furthermore, some 1.X features are not introduced in Magento 2.

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Q: Clarify the usage of PHPUnit cases for custom extensions.

A: Unit Tests are supported on a per module basis in Magento 2. Check any core module for further information.

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Q: How to test Magento 2 modules with test cases?

A: Use the Magento 2 Test Framework. For further information, check our Testing Magento 2: MTF And Various Test Types post.

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Q: How to export extensions from Magento 1 to Magento 2?

A: There are some third party solutions and there will be the official tool somewhere in 2016. The existing solutions require to examine extensions closely.

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Q: What about LESS compilation? Are there any improvements?

A: Magento 2 does not have any LESS compilation improvements on its roadmap.

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Q: How can I connect my Magento 2 website to eBay?

A: Some third-party Magento 2 extensions by M2E will be available soon.

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Q: When should I move to Magento 2?

A: Everything depends on your business goals. If you are new to the platform, do it right now. If you already use 1.X, check if the migration to Magento 2 is possible with all your extensions, features, and customizations.

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Q: Does Magento 2 support video overlays that fade out into a product image?

A: No.

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Q: Is there a support for MariaDB in Magento 2?

A: Although Magento 2 does not provide any support for MariaDB, the solution is compatible with the platform.

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Q: Are configurable products supported by the data migration tool?

A: Yes.

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Q: How can I find the Magento Sample Models?

A: Follow this link: Magento Sample Models.

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Q: What about Elasticsearch in Magento 2?

A: It is planned as an Enterprise Edition specific feature.

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Q: How to become a Certified Magento 2 Partner?

A: Check the Magento Partner Program.

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Q: What are the Magento Marketplace coding standards?

A: All rules are listed here.

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Q: What PHPCS rules are used for validating extensions to Magento 2 marketplace.

A: Check them here.

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Q: Are there any limitations on the price of extensions in the Magento Marketplace?

A: No. You can still provide customers with a free offering.

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Q: Are developers able to check who downloaded their module from the marketplace?

A: It is planned to implement MageIDs feature, which will help developers to communicate with their customers.

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Q: Will it be possible to sell extensions directly via the new marketplace?

A: Yes.

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Q: What about Magento 1 Extensions and the new marketplace?

A: 1.X modules will be still available on the Magento Marketplace.

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Q: What about abandoned extensions?

A: If extension is not supported actively, it has all chances to be removed from the new marketplace.

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Q: What are alternative ways developers can upload new versions of their extensions to the marketplace?

A: There should be a support for GitHub and other similar features in further releases.

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Q: What is the verification procedure for the ioncubed version of the module in the new marketplace?

A: You submit a non-encrypted version of the extension – it’s a basic check. If everything is ok, you can sell its encrypted version.

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Q: What extensions will be covered by the Marketplace curation?

A: All.

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Q: What about CDN support in Magento 2?

A: It is available via third party solutions, such as Control for CloudFlare.

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Q: Can the default Magento 2 product import deal with all product types?

A: Yes, but there are some enhanced solutions, such as Improved Import for Magento 2

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Q: What are the first Magento 2 websites?

A: You can check them here: The Showcase of Magento 2 Shops.

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Q: Are there any CMS improvements planned for further releases of Magento 2?

A: The updated CMS should be available in Magento 2.2.

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Q: What hosting services provide support for Magento 2?

A: Check the full list here: Magento 2 Hosting Services.

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Q: What are the training courses for Magento 2?

A: There are 3 on-demand Magento 2.0 courses available right now. Check this post for further information: How to Pass the Magento 2 Certification.

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Q: Will the multi-warehouse inventory be included into Magento 2?

A: There are such plans.

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Q: Will Magento 2 be integrated with some external libraries?

A: No, MAgento 2 is agnostic to various front end libraries.

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You can check the full Magento 2 FAQ here: Magento 2 Developer Webinar Questions & Responses.

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