Magento 1.8 Development Cookbook

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Learn
  • Install Magento on a custom webserver
  • Add your own touch to a Magento store with a custom theme
  • Speed up your store with some performance tools
  • Customize and extend backend functionality with forms, grids, and more
  • Build your own shipping module
  • Manage the display of your products
  • Understand database design patterns
About

Magento is an open source e-commerce platform which has all the functionality to function from small to large online stores. Its architecture makes it possible to extend the functionalities with plugins where a lot of them are shared by the community. This is the reason why the platform is liked by developers and retailers.

A practical developer guide packed with recipes that cover all the parts of Magento development. The recipes will start with the simple development exercises and get the more advanced as the book progresses. A good reference for every Magento developer!

This book starts with the basics. The first thing is to create a test environment. Next, the architecture, tools, files and other basics are described to make you ready for the real work.

The real work starts with the simple things like theming and catalog configuration. When you are familiar with this, we will move on to more complex features such as module and database development. When you have survived this, we will move on to the last part of making a shop ready for launch: performance optimization and testing. This book will guide you through all the development phases of Magento, covering the most common pitfalls through its recipes.

Features
  • Customize the look and feel of your Magento shop
  • Work on theming, catalog configuration, module, and database development
  • Create modules to modify or extend Magento's standard behaviour
Page Count 274
Course Length 8 hours 13 minutes
ISBN 9781782163329
Date Of Publication 20 Feb 2014

Authors

Nurul Ferdous

Nurul Ferdous is an open source enthusiast and IT specialist from Bangladesh who is currently working for TM Secure Inc. as a LAMP consultant. In fact, he is a soldier turned programmer. He started his career with the Bangladesh Air Force. He has also served in RAB as an intelligence staff where he was nominated for the President's Police medal for his contribution to national security. He is a true passionate programmer. He started his run on software development back in 2004, while he was working in the Bangladesh Air Force. His primary skills are as a PHP developer. He is a Zend Certified PHP 5 Engineer, and contributes to a number of PHP projects, blogs on PHP-related topics, and presents talks and tutorials related to PHP development and the projects to which he contributes. He also contributes on open source community regularly. He is also a certified professional on TDD and Code Refactoring. He has served in some top notch software companies both at home and abroad, such as BIPL, Right Brain Solutions Ltd., TM Secure Inc., NameDepot.com Inc., and so on, as a programmer, software engineer, and consultant. He also writes at his personal blog http://dynamicguy.com when he is not baking with codes.

Bart Delvaux

Bart Delvaux is an experienced web developer with several years of experience in the PHP world. He has worked with the most important frameworks in PHP, such as Drupal and Zend Framework, but Magento is his specialization.

Bart has obtained all the Magento developer certifications: Front End Developer, Developer, as well as Developer Plus. He currently works for ISAAC Software Solutions, a company that specializes in software solutions such as web shops, apps, system integrations, and more.

Bart finished a large variety of Magento projects in his Magento career that started in 2010 with the principle "quality above quantity". Having gone from handling a basic shop to shipping modules and large, complex Magento stores, Magento holds no secrets from him.

Bart has also worked on Magento 1.8 Development Cookbook, Packt Publishing. Now that Magento 2 is out, it is time for the next one!