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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

Selling extensions by ourselves

We have seen that Magento Marketplace sales are subject to a 70/30 revenue share split. This is only a matter of the sales that are made through the Marketplace. This means that you can sell your extension by yourself and keep the entire revenue.

The downloadable product

The best Magento product type destined to sell extensions is the downloadable product. Thanks to this product type, your extension can be sold easily.

Managing versions with downloadable information

I recommend you to lend to your customers a version history: they will be able to download the exact version they need when they install or update its website. At the same time, showing all the versions will be a useful shop window for informing your customers that the extensions are live and are maintained!

Selling additional services

The second important point to propose is additional services, such as the installation service or an extension of the support period. Use Custom Options to make the following...