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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


The use of layouts is a very important piece of development with Magento, which adds a lot of possibilities for extending your extension further. You can define new templates and create specific pages as we have done, or override and rewrite core layouts to reorganize Magento pages.

We have seen how to add a complete backend solution to handle our specific needs.

Finally, all our code has been shared on and , and each update is with comments thanks to Git.

In the next chapter, we will cover more advanced topics, such as custom product types; we will look at a set of best practices for scaling our module in a high-load environment; and we will think about the security of our data.