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Magento 2 Development Essentials

By : Fernando J Miguel
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Magento 2 Development Essentials

By: Fernando J Miguel

Overview of this book

Magento is the e-commerce software and platform trusted by the world's leading brands. Used by thousands of merchants for their transactions worth billions, it provides the flexibility to customize the content and functionality of your website. By strengthening your fundamentals in Magento development, you can develop the best solutions and take advantage of the growing market. This fast-paced tutorial will provide you with skills you need to successfully create themes, extensions, and solutions to Magento 2 projects. This book begins by setting up Magento 2 before gradually moving onto setting the basic options of the Sell System. You will take advantage of Search Engine Optimization aspects, create design and customize theme layout, develop new extensions, and adjust the Magento System to achieve great performance. By sequentially working through the steps in each chapter, you will quickly explore all the features of Magento 2 to create a great solution. With ample examples and a practical approach, this book will ensure your success with this astonishing e-commerce management system.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Magento 2 Development Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

The command-line utility

Magento 2.0 has a command-line utility to help developers manage installation and configuration tasks. The new command-line interface can do the following:

  • Install Magento

  • Manage the cache

  • Manage indexers

  • Configure and run cron

  • Compile code

  • Set the Magento mode

  • Set the URN highlighter

  • Create dependency reports

  • Translate dictionaries and language packages

  • Deploy static view files

  • Create symlinks to LESS files

  • Run unit tests

  • Convert layout into XML files

  • Generate data for performance testing

  • Create CSS from LESS (CSS real-time compilation)

To work with this tool, you will need to open a terminal (Linux, OS X) or command prompt (Windows) and access the <your Magento install dir>/bin directory. Then, enter with the php magento command to see all the available commands of the command-line utility:


Remember to configure the PHP path to the system environment variable to execute the command. For further information, access

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