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Magento Weekly 005: Magento 1.9 vs 2.0 performance, Knockout JS in Magento 2, etc.

It’s Friday, the best day of the week.

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So, let’s get started with this.

Recently, Magento recognized the many under its Masters program. Now, if you are feeling left out, then Sherrie jotted down an excellent guide on how to be more involved in the Magento Communities. So, read up and get involved. Maybe you will become a Magento Master next time.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN THE MAGENTO COMMUNITY

Well, inside Sherrie’s post, Inchoo was mentioned for its great content quality. Like clockwork, this week, Domagoj Potkoc from Inchoo authored a tutorial on how to use Knockout JS in Magento 2.
How to use Knockout in Magento 2

If you are wondering about how Magento 1.9 fares against Magento 2 when it comes to performance, then this post from Dima Soroka is of great use. It contains information in great detail that can help you in making a decision about the future of your Magento store.
Magento CE 1.9 vs Magento CE 2.0 Performance Comparison

If you are building your Magento 1.x store, then you should read this list of recommended extensions. This was curated by Fayyaz Khattak for us.
Best Free Magento Extensions of 2016

Plus, if you are implementing search on Magento, then do it properly. A broken search functionality can be detrimental to your store’s performance. How can you know if you are suffering from this problem? Benjamin Lessani explains this nicely in a post for Sonassi.
Your misconfigured Magento search module will hurt you

You seriously look into this. You do not want to get your visitors lost.

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Here are the other nice stuff you should read this weekend:

Magento Developer And Agency Owner Mihai Craciun Discusses Ecommerce

MAGENTO, THE BIG REBOOT: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – MARK LAVELLE

Cocktail and Dinner Reception at Scarpetta

Custom Product Options Magento 2 Extensions

IntegerNet_Solr 1.5 is here – Refactored Magento Solr Extension with new Features

Magento 2 module Update

SUPEE-7405 CART MERGE ERROR FIX

04. The Plugin Integration Test Kata

How to Enable / Disable Extensions in Magento 2.0

How to Create a New Product Type in Magento 2

Reduce Magento MySQL usage using compression

Customizing Tab Options in the Admin Panel of Magento 2.0

Interception In Magento 2

Magento 2 Configurable Products – What is going on?

Register An Observer & Add Layout Handles In Magento 2

Magento 2 setup script

Want a song to party on? Here is one.