Magento 2.4 – Expectations And Predictions

Magento 2.4 Release

There is no pandemic that can set back the Magento community or stop them from improving with each version release!

As a token of it, here’s the reminder of the promise that was made to release the Magento 2.4.0 version in the 3rd quarter of 2020, i.e., August of 2020!

Here was the official announcement to start the contribution, made in December 2019:

Magento is on fire!!

Every new release comes with features that make the E-commerce platform better in various aspects. You can also contribute your share at Magento2 Project Repository

The new Magento 2.4.0 release includes all the improvements to core quality that were included in Magento 2.3.5-p1, over 100 new fixes to core code, and 30 security enhancements.

Magento 2.4 – What To Expect?

Apparently, “a shiny new API”!!!!!!

The Magento 2.4.0 version is expected to be released with a set of awesome new features, improvements, component updates, and great product stability.

Magento Security-Only Patch 2.3.5-p2

  • Option to install time-sensitive security fix without applying hundreds of functional fixes
  • A security-only patch to fix the vulnerabilities identified in the previous quarterly release, Magento 2.3.5-p1.
  • Includes the hotfixes applied to Magento 2.3.5

Substantial Security Enhancements

  • Includes 30+ security fixes to close remote code execution (RCE) and cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities
  • Default 2FA for Magento admin panel
  • The template filter strict mode is now enabled by default.
  • Disabled the default data rendering for UI data providers to prevent the spam users to execute arbitrary JavaScript.
  • Improved Content Security Policy

Platform Upgrades

  • Support for PHP 7.4, PHPUnit 9.x
  • Support for Elasticsearch 7.x and MySQL 8.0
  • Removed MySQL search engine
  • Support for MariaDB 10.4
  • The Zend Framework has been deprecated and migration to Laminas project
  • Removed the support for Signifyd fraud protection code
  • Core Braintree module removed

Infrastructure Improvements

  • Removed the integration of the Authorize.Net, eWay, CyberSource, and Worldpay payment methods.
  • Upgraded the PayPal Javascript SDK
  • Web Setup Wizard removed
  • Composer update plugin

Performance Improvements

  • Improved customer data section invalidation logic.
  • Improved Redis performance

and much more

Magento GraphQL Improvements

Magento 2 GraphQL is a data query language to offer an alternative to REST and SOAP web APIs for frontend development.

  • Support for the Inventory In-store pickup using pickupLocations query
  • Get the list of categories that match a specified filter using the categories query
  • A logged-in user can add all the items to the cart from the previous order with reorderItems mutation

Other highlights of Magento 2.4

Moreover, the official resources have promised a new concept of the Storefront API to the platform!

Magento 2.4 Release Notes:

Cannot wait to download the latest Magento 2 version!

Surely, there’s going to be a lot more in Magento 2.4 for your Magento 2 store!

And a lot more conversations and debates at our office among the Magento developers! I’ll keep updating this post when I overhear the developers đŸ˜‰

Till then, stay tuned, stay updated.

I would also like to know what do you think about the upcoming Magento 2.4 release in the Comments section below.

Thank you.

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Shivbhadrasinh Gohil is the Wizard of Light Bulb Moments at Meetanshi. He is a Digital Marketer and started optimizing Magento stores since 2010. He has founded 2 successful Magento Agencies since 2014. When not working, you can find him reading books or spending time with his daughter & son.

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