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Magento Extensions Development

By : Jérémie Bouchet
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Magento Extensions Development

By: Jérémie Bouchet

Overview of this book

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 (16 chapters)
Magento Extensions Development
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Getting started

This book assumes you have an intermediate knowledge of Magento development and installation. You will see many examples and screenshots of the Magento I use for this book; I use a local web server running with Apache (only) on an Ubuntu desktop OS.

The Magento I use is the latest beta version at the time of writing: Magento 2 C.E. version. 1.0.0-beta. That's why my local server is reachable at the following local address:

My Magento admin panel is located at


One of the first good practices is to use another admin panel URL, other than admin.

Obviously, this installation isn't recommended for a production environment, but can teach you where the main problems can appear with a web server that runs a Magento. And it is perfect for web development, because you are not limited by an Internet connection and you can immediately resolve problems.


If you are interested in a production server installation, or if you have a development server in your organization, you can find a complete installation script at