Historically, Adobe Commerce development has used in-process extensibility. The in-process model requires any new code to be compatible with upgrades, the server’s PHP version, and many other essential server applications and services that Commerce uses. Adobe Developer App Builder uses out-of-process extensibility to avoid these compatibility issues.
Adobe Developer App Builder is a serverless extensibility platform for integrating and creating custom experiences to extend Adobe solutions, and it’s now available for Adobe Commerce. With App Builder, you can build secure and scalable apps that extend Commerce-native functionality and integrate with third-party solutions. As a developer, you can now take advantage of out-of-process extensibility with Adobe Commerce and that in turn provides immediate and long-term benefits.
App Builder provides a unified third-party extensibility framework for integrating and creating custom applications that extend Adobe Commerce. Since this extensibility framework is built on Adobe’s infrastructure, developers can build custom microservices, and extend and integrate Adobe Commerce across other Adobe solutions and third-party integrations.
App Builder provides a way for customers to extend Adobe Commerce in various use cases:
App Builder (previously known as Project Firefly) is a cloud-based solution, which means that it automatically scales. This service is also globally distributed to allow the best performance regardless of your geographic location.
Since Adobe Commerce is not a fully SAAS product, the code you develop can add complexity and upgrade issues. By using out-of-process extensibility, such as App Builder, you can provide custom, unique functionality to your Adobe Commerce store without requiring in-process methods.
Other benefits include:
Instead of an out-of-the-box solution, Adobe Developer App Builder provides a common, consistent, and standardized development platform for extending Adobe Cloud solutions such as Adobe Commerce including:
The following diagram illustrates how a standard application built on App Builder uses these functionalities:
For more details about the App Builder architecture, see the Architecture Overview.
The following tutorials demonstrate how to connect Adobe Commerce to Amazon Sales Channel using an App Builder extension.
To help you get started with App Builder, Adobe has created the following documentation:
App Builder provides videos and documentation for developers, including guides and reference documentation to help develop your own custom applications:
Ready to start developing? The following link contains sample applications to help get you started:
For developer support requests, use the Experience League forum for assistance.