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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

Designing the TicketBlaster module's frontend

Ok, now we can create events, except that we cannot show them to our customers!

We will see that the layout can be prepared and packaged in the extension in order to provide the best integration for customers.

Declaring the layouts

The following steps show how to declare layouts:

  1. Create the [extension_path]/view/frontend/layout/events_index_index.xml file and add the following code:

    <page xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="../../../../../../../lib/internal/Magento/Framework/View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
    <referenceContainer name="content">
    <block class="Blackbird\TicketBlaster\Block\EventList" name="event.list" template="Blackbird_TicketBlaster::list.phtml" />


    This layout file adds the block to list our events in the main container of the page.

  2. Create the [extension_path]/view/frontend/layout/events_view_index...