What is Magento?
Who uses Magento?
Why developers like Magento?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Magento in their tech stack.
I've been in the #frontend game for about 7 years now. I started coding in Sublime Text because all of the tutorials I was doing back then everyone was using it. I found the speed amazing compared to some other tools at the time. I kept using Sublime Text for about 4-5 years.
I find Sublime Text lacks some functionality, after all it is just a text editor rather than a full fledged IDE. I finally converted over to PhpStorm as I was working with Magento and Magento as you know is mainly #PHP based.
This was amazing all the features in PhpStorm I loved, the debugging features, and the control click feature when you click on a dependency or linked file it will take you to that file. It was great.
PhpStorm is kind of slow, I found that Prettier was taking a long time to format my code, and it just was lagging a lot so I was looking for alternatives. After watching some more tutorial videos I noticed that everyone was using Visual Studio Code. So I gave it a go, and its amazing.
It has support for everything I need with the plugins and the integration with Git is amazing. The speed of this IDE is blazing fast, and I wouldn't go back to using PhpStorm anymore. I highly recommend giving Visual Studio Code a try!
In the ABTesting world you have many many players now, even #google has jumped onboard with #GoogleOptimize. When I was working with Magento we needed a easy solution to change the color of the buy now button, move around the email signup, update menu items, etc.
I experimented with many of the ABTesting tools, but Optimizely was the one that was much better than the rest.
Optimizely was so easy to add to all of our various Magento sites, and then for us to inject a #ABtest, was just a couple of lines of code and you've got your test live and ready to go. It was so easy that we trained the Office Manager with no coding experience to add #ABtests.
The analytics that Optimizely offers is second to none, after a couple of weeks of running the test you can easily see which test is the best and then get the development team to implement that change.
Massive props to Optimizely for doing a great job 🚀🚀🚀
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