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Magento 2 introduction

This tutorial is about magento 2 introduction.This Magento 2 tutorial cover back-end and front-end development, as well as administration guides to help you get up and running with Magento 2. Magento 2 is the technological continuation of the Magento platform. After a several years of development, Magento 2 shows an impressive advancement in the e-commerce field by bringing some key features and making more efficient resource use of the current generation of Servers. We should look at some benefits and improvements that Magento 2 brings. 

Key improvements and features

  • Increased Speed
  • Increased Security
  • Improved Scaling Potential
  • Simpler and Faster Checkout Process

Since magento has the same architecture.That is magento 2 has the same architecture as of magento.Furthermore for you can have a detail view here: Magento tutorial

Furthermore magento makes improvements time to time to improve the functionality and scalability of magento platorm.And in the process it releases different versions over time.Below is the detail of versions and latest version.

Magento 2 versions and latest version

Magento CE 2.0.0
November 18, 2015
Transformation of Magento Platform. Flexible architecture supporting innovation and fast time to market and enterprise-level scalability and performance

Magento CE 2.0.1
January 20, 2016
Several important functional updates, including official support for PHP 7.0.2

Magento CE 2.0.2

January 29, 2016
Resolved issues of upgrading from Magento 2.0.0 to Magento 2.0.1

Magento CE 2.0.3
March 31, 2016
This version was replaced by version 2.0.4, which was released the next day

Magento CE 2.0.4
April 1, 2016
All of the security enhancements and performance improvements of Magento 2.0.3, in improved packaging

Magento CE 2.0.5
April 28, 2016
Miscellaneous functional fixes

Magento CE 2.0.6

May 17, 2016
Security enhancements as well as several functional fixes and enhancements

Magento CE 2.0.7
May 24, 2016
One functional fix in payment gateway

Magento CE 2.0.8
July 19, 2016
Several functional fixes

Magento CE 2.0.9
August 11, 2016
Several functional fixes

Magento CE 2.0.10
October, 2016
Multiple security and functional enhancements as well as enhancements to the Sales API

Magento CE 2.0.11
December, 2016
Over 70 bug fixes and enhancements

Magento CE 2.0.12
February, 2017
Over 20 functional fixes and enhancements, and one security enhancement

Magento CE 2.0.13
April 17, 2017
Several functional fixes

Magento CE 2.0.14
May 31, 2017
Critical enhancements to the security of your Magento software

Magento CE 2.0.15
June 21, 2017
Support for changes in PayPal’s Instant Payment Notification (IPN) service

Magento CE 2.1.0
June 23, 2016
Numerous functional fixes and enhancements

Magento CE 2.1.1
August 30, 2016
Several functional fixes and enhancements to the deployment of static assets

Magento CE 2.1.2
October 12, 2016
Release includes security enhancements and several functional fixes

Magento CE 2.1.3
December 14, 2016
Release includes many functional enhancements and fixes

Magento CE 2.1.4

February 7, 2016
Numerous functional fixes and enhancements

Magento CE 2.1.5
February 21, 2017
Several functional fixes

Magento CE 2.1.6
April 28, 2017
Performance enhancements, especially for operations that involve the category page and image resizing

Magento CE 2.1.7

May 31, 2017
Release includes critical enhancements to the security

Magento CE 2.2.0 – RC
August 4, 2017
Magento Community Edition 2.2.0 Release Candidate includes significant new features as well as many bug fixes

Magento Open Source 2.1.8
August 9, 2017
Magento Open Source (formerly Community Edition). Includes enhancements to Magento software.

Magento has now released magento 2.3 version. Certainly,it does have some improvements and will equip your store with great new features along with the the improvements for developers as well. Furthermore you can read all the details here : Magento 2.3 features

That’s it from this tutorial. I hope it serves the purpose.Furthermore please feel free to drop any suggestions or queries in comments section. That will definitely be highly appreciated.

Author: Qaisar Satti
Category: Magento 2
Last Modified: January 1, 2019