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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

Composer – the PHP dependency manager

Inspired by npm ( and bundler (, Composer ( manages the dependencies of your project and installs packages in predetermined directories (for example, vendor) using the composer.json file in the Magento module or theme. This kind of management is very useful once each library has your specific dependency. Composer doesn't let you waste your time by connecting the dependencies to every deployment that you want to do.

In the next chapters, we will use Composer to install components on Magento. However, first, we will start the development of our theme; it is necessary to declare our composer.json file. For now, let's install Composer on the operating system.

Installing Composer on Unix-like operating systems

To install Composer on Unix-like systems (such as Unix, Linux, and OS X), you simply need to run these two commands in the terminal:

$ curl -s | php...