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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)

Passing data to the checkout

Unlike the mostly static CMS, category, and product pages, the checkout page has a more dynamic nature. It is an application on its own, primarily constructed out of JS components, which further utilize Magento's API endpoints to move us through the checkout steps. Magento's Magento\Checkout\Model\CompositeConfigProvider type allows us to push the necessary server-side information easily to the uiComponent of the storefronts.

A quick lookup for the name="configProviders" string across the content of di.xml in the <MAGENTO_DIR> directory reveals dozen of definitions. A closer look at the <MAGENTO_DIR>/module-tax/etc/frontend/di.xml reveals the following:

<type name="Magento\Checkout\Model\CompositeConfigProvider">
<argument name="configProviders" xsi:type="array...