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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

Writing a timed checkout

The event is held on a precise date and probably at a precise time, so we cannot sell tickets if the event has already begun. We will write a timed checkout to ensure that the tickets can't be sold after a specific configured time.

Writing a unit test

For this unit test, we need to create a ticket product and link it to an event:

  1. Create a new product by choosing the Ticket Product type:

  2. Associate this product with an already existing TicketBlaster event:


    Do not forget to give a name, description, price, and category, set it to be in stock, and link it to a website.

    You should be able to see the product page, as follows:

  3. Once the product is created, you have to get its identifier back (entity_id) by reading it in the product grid in the backend. In my example, the product ID is 907:

    One of the available methods to stop a product being sold is to overload the \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Type\AbstractType::isSalable() method, because it is called on the product view page...