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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 a shipping extension

Out of the box, Magento provides several shipping methods of its own. Unlike payment methods, which tend to be less diverse among different web shops, shipping methods are often an area of customization among merchants, which is why building a customized shipping extension is an essential skill for every Magento developer.

There are two types of shipping methods:

  • online: These shipping methods base their shipping calculation on the shipping service they connect to. The Magento Open Source includes following modules that provide online shipping methods: Magento_Ups, Magento_Usps, Magento_Fedex, Magento_Dhl.
  • offline: These shipping methods do their own shipping calculation, without connecting to an external service. The Magento Open Source includes a built-in Magento_OfflineShipping module, which provides Flat Rate, Table Rate, Free, and Store Pickup...