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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

Chapter 4. Magento and Test-driven Development

Our extension has begun to take shape, with more in-depth features. To continue, we will write our first unit test with PHPUnit in order to code a timed checkout associated with the tickets on sale with TicketBlaster.

We also introduce the concept of a sales promotion and make a checkout and an order flow overview, in order to understand how Magento works with these features. By doing this, we will see that our models are fully loaded with the information you can use and we will use rapid methods to discover them. This approach will allow us to implement a special flat rate shipping method in our TicketBlaster extension.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Testing in Magento

  • Using the Magento Testing Framework

  • Writing unit tests with PHPUnit

  • Writing a timed checkout