The latest updates from Magento, in a nutshell

As the only Romanian Magento Business Partner and with over 17 years of experience in developing large eCommerce stores for worldwide clients, we always do our best to keep our eCommerce partners in the loop with the latest Magento announcements.

That is why we carefully reviewed the release notes and summarized the most important features and improvements available with the new updates so that you know how these affect you and what kind of action these require of you.

So, here they are. The freshest versions of Magento and the Security-Only Patch were just released and we recommend prioritizing your shop’s upgrade with your technical team, so as to take full advantage of the security and features updates available.

First of all, one of the most exciting aspects of this release is the fact that Product Recommendations powered by Adobe Sensei is now publicly available, introducing the first AI-driven feature that is exclusive to Magento Commerce.

With the help of Adobe Sensei, shopper behavior is automatically analyzed and product recommendations are generated to help you deliver a personalized experience for every customer. 

Secondly, some technical details that our devs already love – the performance fixes introduced in this version include: Redis queries optimization, Catalog Rule indexer improvements, Saving category in admin with many products, and Invalidating Customer Sections cache. 

These will have an important impact on the sites’ loading speed with many products in their catalog. They may seem relatively small compared to other performance fixes from previous patches, but they solve important bottlenecks for big catalogs.

Last but not least, the just-released Magento version introduces some extra nice features our developers were happy to discover. With the latest updates such as support for the newest Elasticsearch versions or upgrading the Symfony components, Magento devs benefit from 3rd-party security and performance fixes and new features. Also, the added support for PHPStan tests helps ensure the community modules will have fewer bugs, less unexpected behavior, and will be more reliable.

So our recommendation is to hesitate no further and take advantage of all these great improvements as a means of adopting the best experience and security posture possible.

If we can assist you in any way, just remember that we’re always one click, tap, or swipe away. Together, we can build the eCommerce website that your business needs to move forward.

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