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Magento

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Magento
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Developer(s)
Magento Inc.

Initial release
March 31, 2008

Stable release
community edition 1.9.1.0 / professional edition 1.12.0.2 / enterprise edition 1.14.0.1 / November 24, 2014

Written in
PHP

Operating system
Cross-platform

Type
Content management system,shopping cart software

License
OSL Ver. 3 / AFL Ver. 3

Website
magento.com

Magento is an open-source content management system for e-commerce web sites. The software was originally developed by Varien Inc., a US private company headquartered in Culver City, California, with assistance from volunteers.

Varien published the first general-availability release of the software on March 31, 2008, under the name Bento. Roy Rubin, former CEO of Varien, later sold a substantial share of the company to eBay, which is now the sole owner.

According to research conducted by aheadWorks in October 2014, Magento’s market share among the 30 most popular e-commerce platforms is about 30%.

Magento employs the MySQL relational database management system, the PHP programming language, and elements of theZend Framework. It applies the conventions of object-oriented programming and model-view-controller architecture. Magento also uses the entity€“attribute€“value model to store data.

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