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Getting Started with Magento Extension Development

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Learn
  • Explore the module structure
  • Learn about Block classes, Model classes, and Controller classes
  • Get to grips with Configuration files
  • Understand the importance of Event/Observer programming
  • Learn CRON jobs
  • Discover the key module functionality
About

Modules, are a group of php and xml files meant to extend the system with new functionality, or override core system behavior. Most of the base Magento system is built using the module system, so you can see why they are an important feature for this rich open-source e-commerce solutions. This book explores key module development techniques and teaches you to modify, understand and structure your modules making it easy for you to get a strong foundation for clean and unobtrusive Magento module development.

Getting Started with Magento Extension Development is a practical, hands-on guide to building Magento modules from scratch. This book provides an in depth introduction and helps you discover features such as; blocks, controllers, models, configuration files, and other crucial elements which contribute to the Magento architecture. This book introduces the you to real-world modules and helps provide a strong foundation which you need to become a professional Magento module developer. The book further explores best practices and tips and tricks offering you the ultimate go to guide.

Getting Started with Magento Extension Development focuses on three areas. First you are guided through the entire Magento structure, where each important directory or file is explored in detail. Then the essence of the module structure and development is explained through the detailed coverage of models, blocks, controllers, configuration, and other files that manifest a single module. Finally, a detailed set of instructions is given for building four real-world modules, including a payment and shipping module.

Features
  • Get a detailed insight into the structure of Magento
  • Learn about event/observer-driven modules
  • Get a hands-on introduction to custom shipping and payment methods
Page Count 128
Course Length 3 hours 50 minutes
ISBN9781783280391
Date Of Publication 24 Sep 2013

Authors

Branko Ajzele

Branko Ajzele is a respected and highly accomplished software developer, book author, solution specialist, consultant, and team leader. He currently works for Interactive Web Solutions Ltd (iWeb), where he holds the role of senior developer and is the director of iWeb's Croatia office.

Branko holds several respected IT certifications, including Zend Certified PHP Engineer, Magento Certified Developer, Magento Certified Developer Plus, Magento Certified Solution Specialist, Magento 2 Certified Solution Specialist, Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer, to mention just a few.

He was crowned the e-commerce Developer of the Year by the Digital Entrepreneur Awards in October 2014 for his excellent knowledge and expertise in e-commerce development.