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Overview

Design, develop, and deploy feature-rich Magento online stores with PHP coding

  • Extend and customize the Magento e-commerce system using PHP code

  • Set up your own data profile to import or export data in Magento

  • Build applications that interface with the customer, product, and order data using Magento's Core API

  • Packed with examples for effective Magento Development

In Detail

Magento is the most powerful e-commerce solution around and has gained popularity in a short period of time. You can create and manage online stores using the extensive suite of powerful tools it offers. However, because of its powerful features, developing with Magento can be easier said than done.

This book will show you how to develop better and do more with the Magento. You will be able to extend and customize modules for the Magento system without editing the core system code. It will show you how to create both basic and advanced functionality modules for your store and help you turn your ideas for extending Magento into reality by building modules from scratch.

This book starts by walking you through the server requirements for installing Magento making sure Magneto's installation and upgrade process can fit into your workflow and suit your hosting environment setup. Then it runs through the architecture behind Magento's system, covering the core file structure and how the template system works. You'll also learn how to build a basic shipping module, payment module, and a brand management module for Magento. As you delve deeper into the book you will learn how to integrate your favorite CMS into Magento for data portability.

By the end of the book you will be able to take your basic knowledge of Magento and turn it into something advanced that will help you develop turn your ideas for extending Magento into reality.

Subscriber Reviews

Average Rating: 1.5 out of 5 rating Based on 2 Ratings

"Horrible book. Don't waste your money." - by Kenny Ma on 18-APR-2010
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This book touches the surface of a few things without going into any details.  The examples in the book tell you what to do for very specific scenarios without explaining why.  Because of this, it's impossible for any developers to gain any knowledge beyond the specific examples provided.  It's a shame to call this a "developer's guide".
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