Magento PHP Developer's Guide - Second Edition

Get up and running with the highly customizable and powerful e-commerce solution, Magento

Magento PHP Developer's Guide - Second Edition

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Allan MacGregor

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Book Details

ISBN 139781783554195
Paperback260 pages

Book Description

In the world of e-commerce, there are dozens of tools available to use in custom web design and development. Out of all of these options, Magento is the web's fastest growing e-commerce platform. Its architecture makes it possible to extend the functionalities using plugins, which are shared by the community, extensively.

This book is a practical guide packed with examples so developers can understand its fundamental concepts and then start developing and testing Magento code. The book starts by building your knowledge of Magento, providing you with the techniques and tools you require to start your first Magento development. You will then learn to work with data collections and the EAV system, before gradually moving on to extending the frontend and backend. You will learn all about deploying and distributing custom modules.

This book will help you navigate your way around your first Magento developments, helping you to avoid all of the most common headaches that new developers face when first getting started.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Magento Fundamentals for Developers
Zend Framework – the base of Magento
The Magento folder structure
Modular architecture
Routing and request flow
The Magento version of MVC
Websites and store scopes
Factory names and functions
Events and observers
Summary
Chapter 2: ORM and Data Collections
Magento Model anatomy
The EAV model
Working with Magento collections
Using Direct SQL
Summary
Chapter 3: Frontend Development
Extending Magento
Hello Magento!
The XML module configuration
Models and saving data
Setting up our routes
Blocks and layouts
Summary
Chapter 4: Backend Development
Extending Adminhtml
The grid widget
The form widget
Summary
Chapter 5: The Magento API
The Core API
Using the API
Extending the API
Securing the API
Summary
Chapter 6: Testing and Quality Assurance
Testing Magento
Tools and testing frameworks
Creating our first test
Summary
Chapter 7: Deployment and Distribution
The road toward zero-downtime deployment
Version control systems
Distribution
Publishing our extension
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Build your very first Magento extension
  • Deploy and distribute custom modules
  • Extend Magento's core functionality
  • Use development techniques and tools for Magento
  • Implement the design patterns that form Magento
  • Test Magento with different tools and frameworks

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Magento Fundamentals for Developers
Zend Framework – the base of Magento
The Magento folder structure
Modular architecture
Routing and request flow
The Magento version of MVC
Websites and store scopes
Factory names and functions
Events and observers
Summary
Chapter 2: ORM and Data Collections
Magento Model anatomy
The EAV model
Working with Magento collections
Using Direct SQL
Summary
Chapter 3: Frontend Development
Extending Magento
Hello Magento!
The XML module configuration
Models and saving data
Setting up our routes
Blocks and layouts
Summary
Chapter 4: Backend Development
Extending Adminhtml
The grid widget
The form widget
Summary
Chapter 5: The Magento API
The Core API
Using the API
Extending the API
Securing the API
Summary
Chapter 6: Testing and Quality Assurance
Testing Magento
Tools and testing frameworks
Creating our first test
Summary
Chapter 7: Deployment and Distribution
The road toward zero-downtime deployment
Version control systems
Distribution
Publishing our extension
Summary

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Paperback260 pages
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