Matt Finucane

Magento

CMS and e-commerce platform written in PHP.

What is it?

Magento is a CMS and e-commerce platform written in PHP.

What is it like?

Magento can be a bit of a mixed bag - quite powerful in the hands of a very disciplined and experience team or horrible otherwise.

I worked with it for two projects and found it to be quite slow and unintuitive, especially when you had to traverse over a hundred SQL tables.

If I was given the choice on building an e-commerce based website, I would opt to go with an MVC framework.

Projects

Deprecation

Large monolothic application frameworks that tightly couple front and back end logic are dated and difficult to manage.

A microservice based architecture with separation of concerns is a modern and more manageable approach to the problem.