JandBeyond and the Plans for Joomla 4

Update: we took our first look at Joomla 4 here.

JandBeyond was last weekend in Poland. This is big annual Joomla conference in Europe. The session videos are now on YouTube.

Almost all the Joomla teams were at the conference, so there was lots of Joomla news from the event.

There is now a plan for the release of Joomla 3.8, which will include a new router and the initial steps towards Joomla 4.



Joomla 4?

Yes, that's right! It's likely to arrive in 2018, but planning is underway. We're told to expect the "first alpha release of 4.0 within the next few weeks."

One of the best presentations at JandBeyond focused on the templating system in Joomla 4, which will use Bootstrap 4.

This presentation shows you how to prepare your extension for Joomla 4.

Also, check out this presentation on the new media manager in Joomla 4, but with the hot new Javascript framework, Vue.js. In recent weeks there has been a big debate in WordPress about whether to use React.js or Vue.js. The core team seem to prefer React, but there has been an enormous groundswell of support for Vue.js, which is easier to learn. 

What else would I recommend from JandBeyond? There was an excellent overview of the custom fields in Joomla 3.7. We've covered many aspects of custom fields, but this video goes even deeper.

Over to you ...

Did you go to JandBeyond? How was it?

Do you see any particularly useful presentations on the JandBeyond YouTube channel?

What are you looking forward to, or hoping for, in Joomla 4?

About the author

Steve is the CEO of Joomlashack. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.