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Magento 2 Development Quick Start Guide

By : Branko Ajzele
Book Image

Magento 2 Development Quick Start Guide

By: Branko Ajzele

Overview of this book

Magento is an open-source, enterprise-level e-commerce platform with unlimited scope for customization. This makes it a great choice not only for vendors but for developers as well. This book guides you through Magento development, teaching you how to develop modules that extend or change its functionality, leading to more ?exible and profitable Magento stores. You start with a structural overview of the key Magento development components. You will learn where things such as plugins, events, models, controllers, layouts, and UI components ft into the development landscape. You will go through examples of using these components to extend Magento. As you progress, you will be building a diverse series of small but practical Magento modules. By the end of this book, you will not only have a solid foundation in the Magento development architecture; but you will also have practical experience in developing modules to customize and extend Magento stores.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Working with Entities

Every Magento module hosts its models within the Models directory. Some of these models are persistable, while others are non-persistable. A great deal of custom, third-party, and core Magento modules persist data to the database. Data persistence is one of the key functionalities that platforms like Magento need to deal with. Terminology-wise, Magento uses terms such as model, resource model, and collection for a group of three classes that deal with data persistence, that is, create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) operations.

To better understand the overall mechanism of entities, we are going to take a closer look at the following:

  • Understanding types of models:
    • Creating a simple model
    • Methods worth memorizing
  • Working with setup scripts:
    • The InstallSchema script
    • The UpgradeSchema script
    • The Recurring script
    • The InstallData script
    • The UpgradeData...