Magento Live UK 2017 Roundup: Key Updates & News

After a 2-day whirlwind of learning, networking and partying at Magento Live UK 2017 in London, we’re back at the Attain offices today with feet set firmly back on the ground. We picked up a huge amount of info about what’s happening in the word of Magento right now and where things are heading next… and we thought we’d share the top-line take away news here.

If you’re not familiar with Magento Live, it’s a 2-day conference hosted by Magento & Sponsors. It’s not just for Magento developers but for Merchants and Partners too. We’d quickly like to give a big shout out to all of the sponsors for everything they contributed to at the event – they played a big role and shouldn’t be overlooked!

So… let’s get into it:

Magento 2.2

Let’s talk Magento 2. It’s nothing new and people are now becoming open to the opportunities it has to offer, and MLUK17 didn’t disappoint in giving us the information we needed to know. Development times are dropping from Magento 2.1 to 2.2 and as a community Magento are seeing a bigger uptake in users. Fantastic. Just what we wanted to hear.

We also saw some big steps towards migrating Magento 1 stores to Magento 2. The upshot is that as certified Magento developers, it will reduce our process time and help our clients make the move. SUPER!

We will have a full write up on this later next week, going into more depth on the technical details.

And don’t forget, keep calm and clear the cache.
Just a joke for the developers out there

Magento Community

It was great to see the acknowledgements to the Magento community and the work that they are doing to continually drive innovations for Magento 2, ensuring that Magento will continue to be an eCommerce platform that is a force to be reckoned with.

Attain Design meet Braintree PayPal

Magento Rebranding

It’s time to move away from the original names of Community edition and Enterprise Edition.

  • Magento Community Edition is now Magento Open Source
  • Magento Enterprise Edition is now Magento Commerce

Nothing to worry about… but just keep it in mind when you’re discussing new Magento 2 projects or upgrades from M1.X to Magento 2.X.

PWA

Magento and Google are now working together. Yes you heard that right. Magento are going to be working alongside Google to create PWA (Progressive web applications) for a faster web.

Paul Kinlan from Google provided an overview of the concept on stage at the event and we were really impressed with both the concept and the reality of what it could mean for agencies like us moving forward. We will be keeping a close eye on this.

Paul Kinlan from Google discusses Magento partnership

Again we will release a full write-up at a later date. Watch this space!

Magento Live Europe

Next year we won’t be seeing MLUK; we will be seeing EU18 instead, taking place on October 9-10th in Barcelona, Spain. Safe to say we will be picking up our tickets as soon as possible and we will hopefully see you there.

Thanks to Magento and the sponsors for this year’s event – we had a fantastic time!

Magento Live Club Tropicana Party

We look forward to attending again and possibly other events throughout the year. #magento #magento2 #therealmagento #mluk17

If you think we missed anything off or want to discuss Magento with us, drop us a comment or an email.

Posted by Andy Jones

Andy is our Lead Frontend Developer. As a certified Magento developer, Andy is constantly at the forefront of the latest developments in the world of Magento.

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