June 3, 2020 Yogesh Khasturi

What Can We Expect From Upcoming Magento 2.4 in 2020?

Upcoming Magento 2.4

In this growing world of ecommerce business, Magento is one of the best and most used platform that attracts all Magento lovers even more by releasing necessary upgrades from time to time. Even due to this epidemic Covid 19 Magento cannot disappoint his Fens. As you all know that Magento brings many features with its new release that can make the ecommerce platform even better with various aspects. In the same way all Magento developers are expecting the same thing this time about the upcoming version of Magento.

There was talk of releasing new version 2.4.0 of Magento since the end of 2019 and since then magento fans have been eagerly waiting for this new version. This post discusses the release date of Magento 2.4.0 beta version and detailed information related to it.

Magento 2.4.0 (beta) version release date:

The announcement stated that the release date of Magento 2.4.0 beta version is June 01, 2020. Magento Open Source 2.4.0 and Magento Commerce 2.4.0 release beta version supports substantial platform upgrades, performance improvements, and major security changes.

The latest version provided by Magento 2 will help store owners to boost the store’s performance and the latest features offered by it make your store the best available for customers. From here you can download Magento 2.4.0 (beta).

Security-only patch available:

Ecommerce merchants can install time-sensitive security fixes without applying hundreds of sensitive fixes and enhancements to their stores. Patch is able to provide fixes for definitive weaknesses found on Magento’s final release. All are implemented in the beta version of Magento 2.4.0.

Substantial Security Enhancements:

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is now enabled by default for the Magento Admin.

Template filter strict mode is now enabled by default. 

Data rendering for UI data providers is now disabled by default.

Content Security Policy (CSP) improvements. 

Platform upgrades:

PHP 7.4 support introduced and PHP 7.1 and 7.2 deprecated

Support for PHPUnit 9.x and deprecation of PHPUnit 6.5

Elasticsearch 7.x support

MySQL 8.0 support

Removal of the MySQL catalog search engine

MariaDB 10.4 support

Migration of dependencies on Zend Framework to the Laminas project

Removal of the core integration of the Signifyd fraud protection code

The core Braintree module has been removed from the code base

Infrastructure improvements:

Removal of core integration of third-party payment methods

Support for partial-word search for Elasticsearch

PayPal JavaScript SDK upgrade

Deprecation and removal of the Web Set Up Wizard

Composer update plugin

Performance improvements:

Improvements to customer data section invalidation logic

Multiple optimizations to Redis performance

Improved caching of results of SQL queries to inventory tables

Improvement of up to 25-30% to Quick Order add-to-cart performance

Other highlights of Magento 2.4:

Adobe Stock Integration v2.0

Developed Inventory Management

GraphQL enhancements

Developed  Magento Media Gallery with a searchable interfac

Support for PWA Studio 6.0.0 and 6.0.1

Vendor-developed extension enhancements

If you want to know more about Magento 2.4 then you can follow the link given in the release notes below.

Magento 2.4 Release Notes:

Magento Open Source 2.4.0 Release Notes

Magento Commerce 2.4.0 Release Notes

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