Kristof from Fooman recently posted about an ExtDN Installer that sounds really interesting.
Fooman, along with a group of people, organized ExtDN--an extension developer network for Magento. Kristof has done a lot of interesting stuff around extension development and organizing coding standards.
They just released the ExtDN installer, which is essentially a simplified extension installer. That’s a really smart thing for them to build.
The example they provided shows how useful this is. To install something using Magento’s native command line functionality you have to go through a long series of steps. But with the installer, it all gets rolled into one simple command.
It’s open to all vendors. I think ExtDN is a great foundation for all vendors to build on to encourage great standards.
This is an awesome thing to build. It makes a lot of sense. It looks like it’s going to be effective and well-maintained.
It’s fascinating to me that with everything that went into command-line tools for Magento 2 that there is still a need for this, but I’m glad that they are providing a solution.