Discussion about developing the ProcessMaker application and suggestions for improving it

Moderator: amosbatto

By OlusijiDavid
Hi, Im relatively new to processmaker and I've just learnt about developing plugins.

I'd like to know if ExtJs will be the frontend framework used in developing plugins in the upcoming processmaker 4.

Is it at all possible to use another front end framework (VueJs) to develop plugins in processmaker 3.

Thank you
By amosbatto
I talked to the developers. The plan for ProcessMaker version 4 is to use Laravel in the backend and Vue.js in the frontend. The whole interface will run on REST calls, so you can reimplement it with any JavaScript framework. However, PM 4 is probably going to be released in 2019/2020, so it is far in the future and you shouldn't plan anything until we at least have a beta for you to test.

PM 3 will probably be supported for a long time into the future, because PM 4 will not be backward compatible, so people will need to keep using PM 3. That is the plan at this point, but it may change in the future. You should do your development based on PM 3 for now.
By OlusijiDavid
Laravel and VueJs sounds super great to me. But i understand the likely issues with backwards compatibility.

I suppose learning ExtJs is still a very reasonable investment going forward.

Thank you Amos Batto.
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