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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)


Though there are lots of other bits and pieces involved in storefront development, JS components make for the most challenging part of it. Understanding how to write new components, as well as how to override or bypass existing ones is an essential skill for any Magento developer, be it backend or frontend. Admittedly, this chapter took more of a backend/module-developer type of an approach on the subject.

Whenever there is a need to change the behavior of the underlying component, whether it is pure JS, a jQuery widget, or UI/KnockoutJS, we should consider the scope of changes in order to decide whether we should approach it by replacing, overriding, or using mixin.

Moving forward, we are going to take a look at some of the neat things we can do around customizing the storefront catalog behavior, most of which come down to plugins and JS components.