What's new in magento 2.4.2 ?

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As we all know Magento Commerce releases new magento versions in every quarter of a year which includes security and functional patches.

As per Release Schedule new magento 2.4.2 released on 9th February, 2021.

So, it's very natural that some curiosity aries in magento lovers, and the first question aries in their mind is What's new in magento 2.4.2 ?

If you are one of the magento lovers and you don't know what's new in magento 2.4.2 then this blog is for you.
Source : Magento 2.4.2 Release Notes

First of all, a very first and the most important thing you should know about the magento 2.4.2 is : This release includes over 280 new fixes to core code and 35 security enhancements.

It also includes the resolution of almost 290 GitHub issues by Magento Community Members.

Key features of Magento 2.4.2 :

  • Platform Improvement

    • It supports ElasticSearch version 7.9.x , however Magento 2.4.x remains compatible with ES v 7.4.x
    • This newest version of magento is tested with Varnish 6.4 and also remains compatible with older version of varnish.
    • Magento 2.4.2 also supports Radis version 6.x , however it also remains compatible with Radis v 5.x
    • Magento 2.4.2 is compatible with Composer 2.x and it is also recommended, although the older version of composer 1.x is also compatible.
  • Performance and Infrastructure Improvement

    • In this version functional areas like Customer Account, Catalog, CMS, OMS, Import/Export, Promotions and Targeting, Cart and Checkout and the core quality of framework is improved.
    • This version also enhanced the code that boost API performance and Admin response time for deployments with large catalogs.
    • To support complex catalogs up to 20x larger than in previous releases, this version also provides multiple scalability.
  • Other key features included in Magento 2.4.2 are :

    Adobe Stock Integration GraphQL PWA Studio
    Vendor Developed Extensions Media Gallery Magento Functional Testing Framework (MFTF)
    AWS S3 support Fixed issues Known issues

The newest version of magento focuses on best performance, security enhancement, platform improvement and scalability.

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