When I founded PrestaShop 7 years ago, I had just one vision for the company. My idea was to create a worldwide community of talented individuals who are fascinated by e-commerce. Tapping into the power of open source, we could democratize the e-commerce industry. This PrestaShop community would build cutting-edge software that enables everyone to participate in the e-commerce revolution.
Now, PrestaShop has one of the world's largest open source development communities exclusively dedicated to e-commerce. The community includes 700,000 members from more than 200 countries. These numbers change every day, but our software has been downloaded over 4 million times and translated into at least 65 languages; 200,000 e-commerce stores are now running on PrestaShop.
Since day one, the PrestaShop community has created this extraordinary ecosystem. It plays a key role in our product development. More than 30,000 commits have been performed on GitHub, making it one of the most active open source projects worldwide. We are very proud to provide our users with open source software, and we embrace this philosophy on a daily basis.
When building the core of PrestaShop, we intentionally architected a flexible and modular system, which enables anyone to extend the software capabilities by developing their own extensions. These extensions are called PrestaShop modules, and more than 10,000 of them are now available for download. From basic additions to the most advanced features, the possibilities are endless.
Fabien Serny is one of the most talented web developers I've met in my career. We worked together for more than 5 years to provide solutions for developers who wanted to create new PrestaShop modules. Fabien personally contributed to the core software in order to make it easier for all developers to create their own PrestaShop modules.
This book is truly a must-have for any web developer who is interested in the PrestaShop technology. All of the best practices and tips to build an outstanding PrestaShop module are included here. They have been cleverly translated into this step-by-step tutorial. Now, it is your turn! Create your first PrestaShop module, share it with others, and be a part of this amazing community. I'm sure you will enjoy reading this book as much as I did.