The world is moving fast, and people’s capacity to focus is decreasing. Even for online shopping people opt for it since they can save a considerable measure of time and efforts in the process. Along these lines, good performance and speed are central to the achievement of any e-commerce store.

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Magento 2 supports the following file types for favicon: .ico, .png, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .apng, .svg. Not all browsers support all these formats. The most widely supported file format to use for a favicon is .ico. While trying to upload a .ico or .apng format file, an error message appears “we don’t recognize or support this file extension type“.

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Introduction to Magento 2 modes To improve security and ease-of-use, Magento 2 added commands that switches Magento modes(default/ developer/ production).

1. default

If you are deploying the Magento 2 application on a single server, the default mode enables you to do so without changing any settings. However, its not optimized for production.

You need to change to anyone of the other modes, to deploy on more than one server or to optimize it for production.

In this mode, Symlinks are published for static view files to the pub/static directory. Exceptions are not displayed to the user, exceptions are written to log files. Hides custom X-Magento-* HTTP request and response headers

2. developer

This mode is intended for development purpose only.

In this mode, Symlinks are published for static view files to the pub/static directory and provides verbose logging. Enables automatic code compilation and enhanced debugging. It shows custom X-Magento-* HTTP request and response headers. The results in the slowest performance (because of the preceding).

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Magento 2 module development trends increase rapidly, that’s why we are writing about “How to create a simple module in Magento 2“. Needless to say, you will need the latest Magento 2.x version. If you need any help with the Magento 2 installation, you can refer our article “How to install Magento 2”.

If you are familiar with Magento 1.x version, you’re used to the term code pools – community, core and local folders. The module is a directory that contains block, controller, models, helpers, etc that are related to a specific business features.

In Magento 2, there are no more code pools. Modules are grouped by namespace and placed directly in the app/code folder with "app/code/<Vendor>/<ModuleName>" format.

Note: If you don’t have the code folder in your app directory, create it manually.

Now we will follow this steps to create a simple module which work on Magento 2 and display “Welcome to Magento2!“.

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There are different ways to install Magento 2 as per the guideline from Magento.  You can choose web-based wizard interface or command line.

This section discusses how to install the Magento 2.x software using a web-based wizard interface.

1. Magento system requirements

Before you start your installation make sure everything ready as per the Magento 2.x requirements. You can refer the details mentioned on Magento official document.
http://devdocs.magento.com/magento-system-requirements.html

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Shopware is a German innovative online shopping-cart-system by Shopware AG (Is one of the most successful manufacturers of shopping cart software and convinces with a multiple award-winning products, comprehensive service, customized shop solutions and customer proximity) which is on the market from the year 2000 , licensed under AGPL3 in August 2012. This platform is suitable to develop user-friendly and efficient online shops.

Shopware currently has more than 15,000 customers and 1200 partners. Aside from contributing to the 2,000 plugins already in the Community Store, every day invaluable Community lends their talent to the betterment of Shopware open source product. Shopware is a powerful system with a wide range of available features that you can make the most out of this diversity.

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Magento releases patches and upgraded versions to safeguard stores against potential threats. The patches are for store running in older versions, which are not likely to updated to the latest version.

In order to keep your stores secure, it is highly recommended to install these patch as soon as possible.

First check the latest patch version applied to your Magento installation. When patches are applied a file named applied.patches.list is added in the app/etc/ directory.

You can download the latest patches from Magento official website based upon the Magento version you are using.
Ref: https://magento.com/tech-resources/download

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