Master how to utilize Magento for theming, catalog configuration, and module and database development with Packt’s new book and eBook.

February 2014 | Cookbooks, Open Source

Packt is proud to present its latest publication, Magento 1.8 Development Cookbookby Bart Delvaux. This thorough, practical guide aims to teach readers how to customize the look and feel of their Magento shop and create modules to modify or extend Magento's standard behavior. The book is 284 pages long and is priced at $44.99, while the eBook is available for $21.59.

About the authors:
Bart Delvaux is an experienced web developer from Belgium. With a passion for every type of web technology, Bart started his career in 2010 after he received his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Informatics. He first began to specialize in Magento when he was working as a consultant for PHPro, a leading PHP company in Belgium. When the Magento certification was released, Bart was one of the first people to become a Magento Certified Developer and Magento Certified Developer Plus.

Nurul Ferdous is an open source enthusiast and IT specialist from Bangladesh who has a wealth of computing experience with various organizations, from the military to multinational companies, both at home and abroad. In fact, he is a soldier turned programmer. He is currently working for TMSecure Inc. as an LAMP Consultant. He started his career with the Bangladesh Air Force. He also served in RAB as an intelligence staffer where he was nominated for the presidential police medal for his outstanding contribution to national security. He is a passionate programmer, and first started his career in software development back in 2004 while he was working in the Bangladesh Air Force. His primary skills are as a PHP developer.

Magento is an open source e-commerce platform which has all the functionality to run both small and large online stores. Its architecture makes it possible to extend the functionalities with plugins, a lot of which are shared by the community. This is the main reason why the platform is extremely popular with developers and retailers.

This book starts with the basics. Readers will first learn how to create a test environment. Next, the architecture, tools, and files used in Magento are described to prepare readers for the real work. The real work starts with the simple things like theming and catalog configuration. When the readers are familiar with this, they will move on to more complex features such as module and database development. The book finishes by covering the final part of making a shop ready for launch: performance optimization and testing. This book will guide readers through all the development phases of Magento with the help of practical recipes, covering best practices and the most common pitfalls.

Following are the chapters covered in the book:
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Magento
Chapter 2: Theming
Chapter 3: Working with Products
Chapter 4: Creating a Module
Chapter 5: Database Concepts
Chapter 6: Databases and Modules
Chapter 7: Magento Backend
Chapter 8: Event Handlers and Cronjobs
Chapter 9: Creating a Shipping Module
Chapter 10: Creating a Product Slider Widget
Chapter 11: Performance Optimization
Chapter 12: Debugging and Unit Testing

About Packt:

Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

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