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Overview

A practical guide to take your Magento store to the next level by developing powerful modules and extensions

  • Develop Modules and Extensions for Magento 1.4 using PHP with ease

  • Socialize your store by writing custom modules and widgets to drive in more customers

  • Achieve a tremendous performance boost by applying powerful techniques such as YSlow, PageSpeed, and Siege

  • Part of Packt's Cookbook series: Each recipe is a carefully organized sequence of instructions to complete the task as efficiently as possible

In Detail

Magento is the fastest growing PHP-based e-commerce solution based on the Zend Framework. It is a robust CMS that provides developers the ability to enrich their store with extra functionalities using custom modules. Developing a Magento store to get the desired look and feel is not as easy as you might believe and may take hours due to the wealth of features available for you to use.

Magento 1.4 Development Cookbook provides unparalleled guidelines to develop a much faster and more captivating Magento store by writing powerful custom modules. The book covers everything from common development tasks to integrating social networking plugins into Magento.

If you choose to work through all the recipes from the beginning, you will have a development platform ready to work with Magento. You will also explore different ways to customize the look and feel of a Magento store to offer your customers a better user experience. Integration of Magento with WordPress to add striking functionality to your store will be accomplished in just a few steps. Some cool recipes take care of the Magento security measures by editing the parameters in the admin panel. Setting up a master-slave setup for Magento database is discussed along with other database optimizations in the database chapter. Developing new modules and widgets for Magento is thoroughly described. Optimizing Magento's performance is the most important part of this book, which is armed with some easy and incredible recipes dealing with YSlow, Page Speed, Siege, Apache bench, Apache configuration, php.ini optimization, and caching with APC or Memcached. The work procedure behind the wall is explained in an easy manner so that both novice and experienced developers can benefit from it. This book also has some recipes that are not only useful for Magento but also for any other LAMP-based project.

A practical guide to take your Magento store to the next level by developing powerful modules and extensions

Subscriber Reviews

Average Rating: 2.5 out of 5 rating Based on 2 Ratings

"Not worth" - by Yash on 10-SEP-2011
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The flow of the chapters is like:
We want to do this.
Go to this file
Find this text
Replace it with this.
And you are done.

No explanation of nothing.

Just not fit for learning Magento development. You are better off with the meagre documentation on Magento website.

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"Finally a satisfatory Magento development book" - by Daniel on 28-MAR-2011
Reviewer Rating: 1 star rating2 star rating3 star rating4 star rating5 star rating
Very good content for the newbys entering in Magento´s world. Not a complete work suporting every issue for advanced users, but haves a interesting starting point.
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