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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)

Setting up the playground

To get a better understanding of the frontend area, we are going to build a very lightweight Magelicious_Jsco module, to serve as a playground for our JS component exploration.

To this point, we should already be pretty familiar with the flow of creating a new module. Assuming we have defined our basic registration.php, composer.json, and etc/module.xml files, we can start dealing with the specifics of our Magelicious_Jsco module.

Let's start by defining <MODULE_DIR>/etc/frontend/routes.xml, as follows:

<router id="standard">
<route id="jsco" frontName="jsco">
<module name="Magelicious_Jsco"/>

We then create <MODULE_DIR>/Controller/Playground.php, as follows:

namespace Magelicious\Jsco\Controller...