A little more than two months after Magento’s inception, the platform is expected to be replaced by a competitor.
Google’s long-awaited Magento, unveiled in 2014, is the world’s first fully open-source, enterprise-grade, and open-enabled platform.
While the platform has been in use since 2013, the last major update came in February 2016.
In the meantime, the company’s continued focus on enterprise products and its commitment to open source has seen the platform become a cornerstone of the open source community.
In the latest talk at the World Wide Developers Conference, Magento co-founder and CEO Jürgen Grünwald discussed the future of Magento as the platform shifts to a new generation of web developers.
“What we want to do is to focus on building products that people can really use,” he said.
“We want to build things that people will actually want to use, and we want them to do things that make sense for them, that they can understand and use.”
Magento 3 was originally intended to be a standalone platform for web developers, but the project was ultimately extended to be part of the Google-led Enterprise Application Platform (EAP), which Magento uses to run its own software.
That’s what makes it an ideal choice for Google, as the company has a deep interest in enterprise software.
While Magento has been open source for more than a decade, it has been plagued by problems and vulnerabilities, including a bug that allowed anyone to take control of the platform and gain control of its software.
Google had previously said that Magento would no longer be supported, but it has since clarified that the platform will continue to run until Google removes it from the EAP.
Google has been criticized for its slow response to security issues, but Grüngwald’s comments suggest that the company may have some plans to address those concerns in the future.
“I’m not a big fan of the way Google has handled security issues in the past,” he told the audience.
“The company has done a great job.
It’s an open source platform and that’s where it’s at right now.
That said, I think we’re going to see changes in the EPA.
If Google’s going to keep using it, it will be a little bit easier for us to solve those issues.”