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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)

Understanding types of models

There are two types of persistence models in Magento: simple and Entityattributevalue (EAV). The term entity is tossed around interchangeably between the two types of models. We can think of an entity as any persistable model.

The Subscriber entity of the Magento_Newsletter module is an example of a simple model. We can see that it's comprised of the following:

  • A model of type Magento\Newsletter\Model\Subscriber extends Magento\Framework\Model\AbstractModel
  • A resource model of type Magento\Newsletter\Model\ResourceModel\Subscriber extends Magento\Framework\Model\ResourceModel\Db\AbstractDb
  • A collection of type Magento\Newsletter\Model\ResourceModel\Subscriber\Collection extends Magento\Framework\Model\ResourceModel\Db\Collection\AbstractCollection

The Customer entity of the Magento_Customer module is an example of an EAV model...