Magento Extensions Development

Design, build, and maintain a powerful, secure, and complete extension for Magento 2, the world’s favorite e-commerce platform

Magento Extensions Development

Jérémie Bouchet

Design, build, and maintain a powerful, secure, and complete extension for Magento 2, the world’s favorite e-commerce platform
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783286775
Paperback240 pages

Book Description

Magento has been revealed as the best and the most popular open source e-commerce platform in the world, with about 250k+ online stores. Magento 2 is the most recent version of this awesome toolset: every new and modern development techniques are used to offer a real modular approach and powerful architecture.

The book will support you in the writing of innovative and complex extensions. Starting from the beginning, we will cover how to set up a development environment that allows you to be really efficient in your functionality writing, including GIT registering and many other development tools. We then move on to provide a large overview of the best practices to scale your module in a high-load environment.

After these foundations, you will see how to use test driven-development (TDD) and unit tests to handle your code. We then build a complex extension together, step by step, and internationally-ready. Next, you will find out how to protect the users’ data. Finally, we will take a look a publishing the extension on the new Magento Connect marketplace and how to protect your intellectual property.

After you read this book, you will know everything you need to know to become an invaluable extension editor, whether it is for your customers’ needs or for your own requirements.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Extension Development
Getting started
Creating an extension
Managing our work with Git source control
Registering dependencies
Designing TicketBlaster – the backend
Summary
Chapter 2: Deeper Extension Development
Creating the backend forms to manage events
Designing the TicketBlaster module's frontend
Summary
Chapter 3: Best Practices and Scaling for the Web
Creating a new product type
Designing our extension for speed
Summary
Chapter 4: Magento and Test-driven Development
Why perform testing in Magento?
Testing in Magento
Writing a timed checkout
Summary
Chapter 5: Internationalization
The EAV approach
Store relation table
Differentiating the guests and registered users' interface
Translation of template interface texts
Summary
Chapter 6: Optimizing for Speed and Measuring Conversion Rates
Performance indicators
Slow websites are not SEO-friendly
Best practices
How to measure your speed optimization
Summary
Chapter 7: Module Creation Etiquette
The possible attacks
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
Developing your own payment method
Software considerations
Stay tuned
Summary
Chapter 8: Optimization for Teamwork Development
Version control and code management
Project management methodology
Communicating in a developer team
Summary
Chapter 9: Magento Marketplace
The new Connect is called Marketplace
Selling extensions by ourselves
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Build a fully-functional complex extension to add new functionality to Magento
  • Register your code with GIT and work with your team
  • Write new layouts and templates
  • Set up a fully configurable grid and forms in the backend
  • Create code unit tests and run them through TDD
  • Propose localized contents
  • Develop optimized extensions for a high-load environment
  • Publish extensions on the Magento Connect Marketplace

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Extension Development
Getting started
Creating an extension
Managing our work with Git source control
Registering dependencies
Designing TicketBlaster – the backend
Summary
Chapter 2: Deeper Extension Development
Creating the backend forms to manage events
Designing the TicketBlaster module's frontend
Summary
Chapter 3: Best Practices and Scaling for the Web
Creating a new product type
Designing our extension for speed
Summary
Chapter 4: Magento and Test-driven Development
Why perform testing in Magento?
Testing in Magento
Writing a timed checkout
Summary
Chapter 5: Internationalization
The EAV approach
Store relation table
Differentiating the guests and registered users' interface
Translation of template interface texts
Summary
Chapter 6: Optimizing for Speed and Measuring Conversion Rates
Performance indicators
Slow websites are not SEO-friendly
Best practices
How to measure your speed optimization
Summary
Chapter 7: Module Creation Etiquette
The possible attacks
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
Developing your own payment method
Software considerations
Stay tuned
Summary
Chapter 8: Optimization for Teamwork Development
Version control and code management
Project management methodology
Communicating in a developer team
Summary
Chapter 9: Magento Marketplace
The new Connect is called Marketplace
Selling extensions by ourselves
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781783286775
Paperback240 pages
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