Why is good code quality important?
Magento is the world’s leading ecommerce platform: tens of thousands of sites are running on it on a global scale. It is not a secret though that such a robust system, it’s development and maintenance require expertise and special resources. By investing money, time and energy into a webshop development and management you would expect to have a safely operating and well-performing site that offers a great user experience. A neglected, mismanaged site is not only a security-hazard, but it is also a waste of money.
What happens during the code audit?
As each site is different, the audit is uniquely suited to each case. As part of it, our experts source further information from the client over the phone with the aim of specifying the results of the audit further. The code audit involves these main areas:
Functional and operational test
We review and evaluate the generic operation and the usability of the webshop. This includes checking browser compatibility and the responsiveness, examining the user journey and also looking into the issues that have been flagged up by the client in advance.
Usually of course, many of the issues remain hidden underneath the surface. The aim of this backend check is to analyse the Magento database structure and its queries, security patches, the code qualities of external, uniquely developed extensions and it includes reviewing the deploy processes as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Noticing anything different can already give you a reason to have your Magento webshop checked as there are numerous of issues that the audit can solve: - The webshop is slowing down for no seemingly apparent reason - A drastic decrease in sales - Problems with the frontend and backend operation functions - You would like to enhance your existing Magento webshop but you don’t know how to - You want to make sure that the site is running securely, and all security patches are installed correctly - You are concerned that new modules to be installed might pose a security threat on your site - You are suspicious of your site being hacked - You would like to make sure that the code quality is at its best before launching your site
At the end of the audit that lasts 2 to 3 weeks you receive an in-depth analysis and a report with a proposed priority order that includes the detected errors as well as optimisation suggestions and further development tasks. The document gives clear directions to the developers based on the report, meaning that the suggested tasks can be performed without further assistance.
With over a decade of experience and hundreds of clients and projects behind us, we can confidently say that we have come across quite a few cases with Magento. Oander has the biggest team of Magento developers in Hungary, who work with both the 1.9 and the newer 2.3 versions. Besides developing new Magento-based sites, we have also been working on a number of projects that have been handed over to us. For these projects it was crucial to carry out an in-depth analysis and code audit. Besides installing external modules, we enrich Magento’s functionality with our own module developments.