MMNYC 22 –The Future of Magento Open Source

DISCLAIMER: This blog is my personal reflection on Meet Magento New York 2022 and the Magento Open Source. It doesn’t represent an official point of view of any organization.

Those who tracked happenings of the Magento OS world, saw the MA’s Open Source task force creation a year ago. This was a foundational step bringing together key parties in an open and honest setting. Regular meetings have ensued. Shortly after the task force launched, Mage OS fork/association was founded, due to a slice of the Magento community feeling a better way forward existed to best ensure innovation. 

Meet-Magento-NYC-2022-Recap

A fabulous yacht pulled out of NYC’s Chelsea pier, gracefully slicing through the Hudson River’s choppy waters. A crowd was drinking their morning coffee while taking in the inviting view of the Statue of Liberty in the distance. No, this was not a fancy regatta – this was Meet Magento New York 2022 – the first in-person community-driven Magento conference in the US since Covid-19. Naturally, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to reconnect live and in-person with our community.

Introduction to Magento and the MACH world

If you haven’t heard about MACH, let us elaborate on what it stands for. By searching the internet, you may find that “MACH number (M or Ma) is a dimensionless quantity in fluid dynamics representing the ratio of flow velocity past a boundary to the local speed of sound.” 

While that MACH is named after Moravian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach, our MACH is from the Information Technologies world :)

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce 2022 vs 2021 unpacked

Last month Gartner released 2022’s version of their Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce. While many platforms that made it to the Quadrant charged ahead with press releases celebrating success, something else intrigued me. It’s not a snapshot in time that is most interesting, it’s the dynamic that tells us an unabridged story. So I went ahead and put together an overlay of the fresh edition over last year’s one. Whoa! Things look a whole lot more interesting now. Let’s unpack.

Quality Patches Tool Overview and How to Efficiently Use It

Most of our readers know that Magento has security, cloud, quality, and custom patches that can be installed to fix particular website issues on Adobe Commerce or Magento Open Source platforms. 

In this post, we’ll speak about the tool released by Adobe to apply quality patches and work with them – Quality Patches Tool (QPT). In addition, we’ll describe how to use QPT on different Magento platforms and the existing best practices.