Last week we mentioned that the ExpressionEngine 3.0 Developer Preview would be out this summer. It’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and we’ve sent out the first release!
This initial Developer Preview release (DP1 or 3.0.0-dp.1) is a huge milestone. We still have a lot of work to do, and this release is not the finished product, not even a beta/functional preview. But it is ready to let some programmers outside of EllisLab start playing with the new architecture.
This includes the Control Panel Style Guide that like the new control panel itself, can evolve without requiring large scope changes. Third-parties that adhere to it can be confident that they are giving their users a consistent, user-friendly experience.
Add-on developers who are in the program have received details by email and in the Developer Preview Slack chat. If you are not in the Developer Preview and would like to join, see How to Join in our developer documentation and drop us a line.
We know there are many who are not in the Developer Preview program but are eager to get their hands on ExpressionEngine 3.0 and that’s awesome! But these code-preview releases simply aren’t ready to use or tinker with. When that time comes, you can be sure that you will have an opportunity to try it out ahead of the official release. Thanks for your interest and patience!