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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)

Meet RequireJS

To this point, we have been using things like redirectUrl and cookieNotices out of thin air, but how exactly do these components become available to our code? The answer is, via RequireJS, a library that underlies nearly every other JS feature built into Magento. The overall role of RequireJS is simple; it is a JS module system that implements the Asynchronous Module Definition (AMD) standard, which serves as an improvement over the web's current globals and script tags.

We have already seen the format of these AMD modules in the preceding examples, which comes down the following:

define(['dep1', 'dep2'], function (dep1, dep2) {
return function () {
// Module value to return

The gist of AMD modules functionality comes down to each module being able to:

  • Register the factory function via define
  • Inject dependencies, instead of...