Ecommerce is probably one of the most successful industry in the current decade. It has grown manifold in the past few years with the number of investors, service-providers, users, etc. rising continuously. There are start-ups with innovative ideas and veterans backing them or leading in what is already promising.
This blog is meant to emphasize the importance of small development steps that can help your Magento site and affect its overall performance. We will be looking at issues pertaining to coding, deploying, automation features, etc. There are a lot of simple things involved in these processes and overlooking these might mean big issues in your site or for your client experience.
Making Source Code Better
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Developers all around the world using comments in coding to make it easy for human counterparts. Same is the case in Magento powered stores where codes are accompanied with comments. However, in some cases, the comments wreak havoc when the implementers use them as is rather than ignoring them.
This calls for a process that makes it mandatory for the company to embrace a generally accepted model that follows the git branching principles. This has universal significance for developers and would ensure that you are using the right process thus avoiding big issues on your live site.
Ensuring Error-Free Deployment
A lot of times, your Magento store development would be enhanced with new features that your team will deploy effortlessly. But, there are many cases where issues caused by new releases or features are not imminently visible. It takes time for these issues to crop up and it would take your team some time to figure out what went wrong.
To avoid such issues, it is a good practice to create a list of things that you should always check for after deploying a new feature or updating your Magento store. Such a checklist can come in handy even when your team undergoes a change and an old team member is replaced by a new member who is not completely aware of the company protocol.
Assigning Responsibilities Clearly
Almost all organizations go through a phase where there is either a momentary confusion or a big problem because of lack of clarity in terms of who is responsible. Imagine, your site being down because of X reason, and now a tiff between two individuals/teams with respect to who was responsible for the issue and who will fix it.
When you are running a live site, you need to be super clear in terms of the key responsibilities area so that issues are resolved quickly, and accountability is assigned without any complications. This is an important aspect that organizations need to take into consideration seriously to avoid big troubles on the live website.
Adapting the New Versions
New versions of a Software are always exciting news where reviewers and bloggers want to analyze what’s new and what has been discontinued. However, this can be problematic for live stores at time if they are not up-to-date with pre-requisites or have missed previous updates.
While no Software-provider immediately discontinue support for older versions, they might do it for some features and would eventually do that. This requires you to be up-to-date and keep a track of changes that are being rolled out and how they might affect your overall store performance and user experience.
With so much happening around in the eCommerce industry, it is important for companies to keep abreast with the changes and also pay attention to small things that will keep them afloat in the business with stiff competitors.