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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)

Building and Distributing Extensions

At the very start of our journey, we mentioned Magento source files being distributed via three different channels: a source file archive, a Git repository, and a Composer repository. The Composer approach is the preferred way. Whether we are coding a module, library, theme or language component, using the Composer allows for an easy and automated dependency management, which is not possible otherwise. Magento's built-in Component Manager can update, uninstall, enable, or disable extensions installed via Composer. This implies sources from Packagist, Magento Marketplace, or other composer sources, as long as they have a composer.json file.

Moving forward, we are going to take a closer look at the following topics:

  • Building a shipping extension
  • Distributing via GitHub
  • Distributing via Packagist
The terms module, extension, package, and...