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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)

Using existing web APIs

The CRUD and search models of web APIs are implemented through a set of *RepositoryInterface interfaces, found in the <VendorName>/<ModuleName>/Api/<EntityName>RepositoryInterface.php files.

The majority of these repository interfaces define a specific set of common methods:

  • save
  • get
  • getById
  • getList
  • delete
  • deleteById

The data type that flows through these methods follows a certain pattern, where each entity passing through an API has a data interface defined in a <VendorName>/<ModuleName>/Api/Data/<EntityName>Interface.php file.

Let's take a closer look at <MAGENTO_DIR>/module-cms/Api/BlockRepositoryInterface.php:

interface BlockRepositoryInterface
public function save(
\Magento\Cms\Api\Data\BlockInterface $block

public function getById($blockId);

public function getList(