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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)

Extending jQuery widget components

Assuming we wish to extend the redirectUrl component instead of replacing it completely, we can do so in a similar fashion. The entry in our requirejs-config.js remains the same, whereas the difference lies in how we edit our redirect-url.js file:

], function ($) {
'use strict';
$.widget('magelicious.redirectUrl', $.mage.redirectUrl, {
/* Override of parent _onEvent method */
_onEvent: function () {
// Call parent's _onEvent() method if needed
return this._super();
return $.magelicious.redirectUrl;

Using the _super or _superApply is a jQuery widget way of invoking methods of the same name in the parent widget. While this approach works, there is a more elegant solution called mixins.

The Magento mixins for JS are much like its plugins...