The landscape of Magento is changing – step by step. Microservices are being introduced (ElasticSearch, RabbitMQ). Alternative frontends like Hyva Themes, Magento PWA Studio and Vue Storefront are taking over – the keyword being “headless”, where any frontend could connect to the Magento backend system by using GraphQL.

But where do Magento extensions stand, amidst all of this change? Would you still be able to enable some kind of turn-key functionality, simply by installing an extension? Or is the future of extensions lying much more in the area of libraries (like PHP libraries with ViewModels or Vue UI components) and GraphQL endpoints, where the system integrator still needs to finetune before something useful is happening?

We don’t know. But we are ready to chat with you about this. At the first ExtDN Open Chat meetup, on March 11th 2021, the network of extension developers is opening up the doors with anyone in the Magento ecosystem, so we can have discussions, friendly conversations, brainstorms and some nice chat-chat.

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