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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
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Project management methodology

Many of the web agencies claim to work with the agile methodology. We will not look deeply into this project management philosophy because many different books or articles have already covered this topic. I will give you a few headlines on how to optimize your working process with different case studies.

Why are the agile methods more adapted for extension development on Magento? The answer is obvious if we consider that the only alternate solution is the Waterfall model. Many researchers have shown the limits of the antique Waterfall model through statistical reviews. Indeed, in modern project management history, the Waterfall method highlights a high failure rate (for more information, refer to Scaling Software Agility, Dean Leffingwell, 2007). Basically, the Waterfall model has disastrous consequences in the case of scope changing (and it's highly likely that it will happen in your projects). The entire project will be affected if only one task is blocking...