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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 new Connect is called Marketplace

You probably already know that Magento 2 is a major new version of the e-commerce solution and that the extensions for the 1.x version were distributed over the Magento Connect platform. With the growth of the platform, some issues began to appear: there were very few controls regarding the quality of the extension and anyone was able to publish an extension, which may not work. So, Magento decided to create a new Magento Connect especially for Magento 2, which will be called the Magento Marketplace.

The end of the existing Connect website

By the time you read these lines, the existing Connect website will most probably still be available due to a number of reasons. Because all the Magento websites cannot be migrated in such a short period, clients still have some need for functionalities. Plus, many editors of extensions work exclusively on Magento extensions, so closing Connect can be dangerous for their business.

Finally, Magento wants to include Magento...