Ben has spent thousands of hours teaching, developing, and musing in Magento. After five and a half years at one of the top eCommerce agencies in the States he joined eBay as the Community and Developer Evangelist for the Magento platform, a role he had occupied unofficially for at least a few years. He's passionate about connecting developers and discovering the ways in which they solve the problems and challenges of eCommerce. When not at a keyboard he can be found in his wife's airplane or behind a drumset.
10:45 - 11:35 Saturday 4th October
Magento 1.0 launched in early 2008, has grown to 200k+ installations, and powers billions in eCommerce transactions each year. Though Magento 1 was one of the most sophisticated, flexible MVC architectures when it was released, PHP and development practices have evolved. This talk is a dive into the architectural decisions that are shaping Magento 2, including standardisation on Composer, use of AOP, and converting the application to have a full DI framework, and provide all business logic via a service layer.