Hi,

What a month October has been! This month we’ve seen 300+ new contributions on Magento open source (special shout-out to Squashtoberfest) – that’s an insane community achievement.

I’ve been curious about how many folks are now using Magento 2, so did a little digging on Builtwith (not perfect, but probably one of the best data sources available). They reckon there are around 16,000 sites currently using Magento 2. This got me thinking about the massive number of sites (us included!) yet to consider migrating.

On the blog this month, I’ve shared two simple things that really helped me understand how much work Fooman’s move to Magento 2 is likely to be: stocktaking our extensions, and scoping our strategic requirements. It’s a pretty good start for most businesses, so check out the link below if this is on your mind, too.

This month’s reading round-up and tip of the month are below.

Cheers,
Kristof

P.S. Jisse from Yireo is organising Magetestfest in mid-November. Sad to be missing out, but if you’re based in Europe – check it out.

Planning Your Move To Magento 2: Scoping Your Requirements
There’s no rush to move over to Magento 2 – but you should at least be starting to think about it. Even if you don’t plan to migrate your site for another year or two, I’d definitely encourage you to start thinking about your strategic requirements now, to avoid a last-minute panic closer to the time! Read more.

Ultimate Guide to Magento Resources
Magemail has put together their Ultimate Guide to Magento Resources, with agencies, blogs, books, extensions, hosting, communities, conferences and influencers. Definitely one to check out.

How to not be annoyed by tests and why they are important 
Andreas Frömer (Lead Developer at CHECK24) looks at when to run unit tests while you’re working on your product, and how to automate them. I was hooked by the blog title alone!

Marius Strajeru, Jisse Reitsma, Rakesh Jesadiya talk about Magento 2
3 Magento experts answer 12 questions about Magento 2, including:

  • For an average store owner – would you recommend investing in Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration?
  • What Magento 2 theme would you recommend?

Tip of the Month
To generate a quick list of all extensions running on your Magento 1 store, you can use the excellent Magerun tool. Once installed, you can run the following command, which will produce a list of all installed extensions in your store:

n98-magerun.phar sys:modules:list

You can also create a CSV file of this list – read more in this month’s blog post.