TYPO3 Extension Development
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- Covers the complete extension development process from planning and extension generation through development to writing documentation
- Includes both front-end and back-end development
- Describes TYPO3 areas not covered in the official documentation (such as using AJAX and eID)
- Hands on style, lots of examples, and detailed walkthroughs
- Written by Dmitry Dulepov, TYPO3 core developer and developer of TYPO3 extensions such as RealURL and TemplaVoila
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 232 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : September 2008
ISBN : 1847192122
ISBN 13 : 9781847192127
Author(s) : Dmitry Dulepov
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Content Management (CMS), Open Source
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: About TYPO3 API
Chapter 2: Anatomy of TYPO3 Extension
Chapter 3: Planning Extensions
Chapter 4: Generating Extensions
Chapter 5: Frontend Plugin: An In-Depth Study
Chapter 6: Programming Frontend Plugins
Chapter 7: Programming Backend Modules
Chapter 8: Finalizing Extensions
This lean book covers the entire extension development life cycle, from planning to uploading it to the Typo3 Extension Repository (TER). It is perfect if you want to start writing extensions without having to study the whole core for months, since it highlights the most important classes, files and APIs.
The book is well structured, starting with general topics on hacking with TYPO3 and getting more and more specific to the end. My overall impression of the book is that it contains many best practices in extension programming. It covers essential knowledge for coding a frontend extension with various features.
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What you will learn from this book
- Master the TYPO3 API and get to know the classes and functions
- Learn all about extension categories and the file structure for extensions
- Understand planning issues to take care of before development
- Choose TYPO3 database and form types effectively and adjust generated fields for your needs
- Create front-end pluginsâ€”configuring, templating, localizing, and caching
- Program and generate front-end plugins
- Respond to actions using AJAX and eID scripts
- Program back-end modulesâ€”planning, managing the database, hooking up with the front end, and implementing
- Upload your extension to TYPO3's extension repository (TER)
- Write documentation following the set template and beautify your code with extdeveval
TYPO3 is the enterprise-level content management system for the Web. It is large, feature-rich and very flexibleâ€”a lot of this flexibility comes through extensions written by the community. Extensions make it possible to use TYPO3 to drive any type of website, including e-commerce, blogs, social networks, catalogs, and many more. TYPO3 can be completely customized using extensions; however creating an extension can be a challenging task.
This book describes TYPO3 extension creation as it should be done. It starts from an overview of the TYPO3 API and provides recommendations on when and how to use this extensive API. Next it describes the TYPO3 extension generation process. It covers all generation options and emphasizes important decisions that extension developers should be aware of.
Since front-end plugins are the most popular TYPO3 extension type, the book has a chapter dedicated to the process of programming front-end plugins. We then move on to back-end plugin programming. All chapters stress best practices and come with unique tips from the author, who wants his experience to be shared with the TYPO3 community. The book finishes with a chapter about improving code and writing documentation.
This is the first book in English to cover TYPO3 extension development in detail. The author is a member of the TYPO3 core team and developer of many popular TYPO3 extensions. Both novice and experienced TYPO3 programmers can use this book to build the extension they need, following best practices, and saving a lot of time that would otherwise have been spent pouring though the documentation.
The book is structured so that following the chapters in order builds a TYPO3 extension from the ground up. Experienced developers can use individual chapters independently to get only the information that they need.
Each chapter is divided so that the first part contains a description and discussion of the topic covered followed by a coding example with explanation of how principles and techniques from the first part are followed in the code.
The reader is encouraged not only to read the book but also to look into the discussed classes and actually code the extension while reading the book.
Who this book is for
This book is for PHP developers who want to develop a TYPO3 extension. It assumes the reader has experience with PHP, XML, and HTML. No prior knowledge about TYPO3 extension programming or the TYPO3 API is presumed.