Magento Connect is the most popular and the largest eCommerce application marketplace in the world. Over 4800 extensions are available, and these extensions have been downloaded more than 4 million times. Magento is great because, instead of having to write every module that we use, we can buy or just download.
There are a lot of serious issues facing the companies who have create eCommerce shop.
Quality control (there are a lot of modules that are not quality) includes a variety of tests
- Security Checks
- Memory usage
- Performance impact
This partial list of areas where developers should verify.
Several extensions are similar so we can buy a modules that developed
- Large agencies with no technical Magento skills
- Small team with wizard Magento skills and work exclusively on magento projects.
- Great companies who have earned our trust up to this point
Must analyze relationship between price and quality before the customer paying for the module.
Even though Magento has had explosive growth since the release of Magento 1.0, with eBay’s acquisition of Magento, its future looks even brighter. Just recently they announced “Trusted Extension“, new gold standard for extensions reliability, stability and support. Magento does not guarantee functional accuracy of specific extension behavior. The process of making your extension trusted includes a variety of tests as well as legal and technical resource commitment from the developer.
For the time being “Trusted Extension” only applies to the Magento GO platform, but how about Expert Consulting Group (ECG). This is a good idea for next post.