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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)

Understanding the section mechanism

Our previous chapter touched upon config providers and the window.checkoutConfig object; a mechanism by which we can push our server-side data to our storefront when a page loads. The section mechanism allows us to push data to a browser page upon any named HTTP POST request.

Let's take a quick look at the <MAGENTO_DIR>/module-review/etc/frontend/sections.xml file:

<action name="review/product/post">
<section name="review"/>

The definition provided here is to be interpreted as: "any storefront HTTP POST review/product/post request is to trigger a review section load," where review section load means Magento triggering an additional AJAX request following the completion of an observed HTTP POST. The result of this section load action, in this case, is the refresh of section...