Build your knowledge of Magento using Packt's new Book and eBook

May 2013 | e-Commerce, Open Source, PHP

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Magento PHP Developer's Guide, a comprehensive reference for Magento, enabling developers to understand its fundamental concepts, and get them developing and testing Magento code.

About the Author: Allan MacGregor is a Magento Certified Developer Plus with four years of Magento experience. He also has a certification in Linux System Administration by IBM. He started working with Magento as a freelance looking for a better framework to build e-commerce solutions, and he is now the Magento Lead Developer at Demac Media. He's very passionate about software development in general. He is constantly working with new technologies and frameworks.

Magento is an open source e-commerce web application that was launched on March 31, 2008. It was developed by Varien (now Magento Inc) with help from programmers within the open source community but is owned solely by Magento Inc. Magento was built using the Zend Framework. It uses the entity-attribute-value (EAV) database model to store data.

Magento PHP Developer's Guide starts by building the reader's knowledge of Magento, providing them with the information, techniques, and tools that they require to start their first Magento development. After laying this foundation, the book will then look at more advanced topics: how to test your code, how to extend the frontend and backend, and deploying and distributing custom modules.

Magento PHP Developer's Guide will help readers navigate their way around their first Magento developments, helping them to avoid all of the most common headaches new developers face when getting started. This book is an easily accessible tutorial, designed and written to give the reader maximum understanding of the powerful Magento framework.

Table of Contents for this book:

Chapter 1: Understanding and Setting Up Our Development Environment
Chapter 2: Magento Fundamentals for Developers
Chapter 3: ORM and Data Collections
Chapter 4: Frontend Development
Chapter 5: Backend Development
Chapter 6: The Magento API
Chapter 7: Testing and Quality Assurance
Chapter 8: Deployment and Distribution

This book is written for developers who have previous experience with PHP and PHP frameworks, such as Zend or CakePHP, and want to start developing and working with Magento.

Magento PHP Developer’s Guide
Get started with the flexible and powerful e-commerce framework, Magento.

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