Magento 1.8 Development Cookbook
By Bart Delvaux, Nurul Ferdous
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: February 2014
Pages: 274

In Detail

Magento is an open source e-commerce platform which has all the functionality to function from small to large online stores. Its architecture makes it possible to extend the functionalities with plugins where a lot of them are shared by the community. This is the reason why the platform is liked by developers and retailers.

A practical developer guide packed with recipes that cover all the parts of Magento development. The recipes will start with the simple development exercises and get the more advanced as the book progresses. A good reference for every Magento developer!

This book starts with the basics. The first thing is to create a test environment. Next, the architecture, tools, files and other basics are described to make you ready for the real work.

The real work starts with the simple things like theming and catalog configuration. When you are familiar with this, we will move on to more complex features such as module and database development. When you have survived this, we will move on to the last part of making a shop ready for launch: performance optimization and testing. This book will guide you through all the development phases of Magento, covering the most common pitfalls through its recipes.

Approach

A collection of straightforward and practical recipes filled with examples to build a faster and more impressive Magento store. The recipes will provide you step-by-step instructions for installing, customizing, and managing your Magento store.

Who this book is for

If you are a developer with minor PHP knowledge and you want to start with Magento development, this book is for you. With its specially tailored recipes, we will guide you from simple development in Magento to the more advanced stuff. Even if you are an experienced Magento developer, some recipes in this book will interest you. The other recipes will serve as a good reference to look at.

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Truly useful guide for Magento beginners

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  • Accurate
  • Easy to understand

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    Comments about oreilly Magento 1.8 Development Cookbook:

    The book is written for the developers who start with Magento from scratch. I would say, it meets the goal and is very useful. Starting from basics it gradually leads to complex tasks, but still comprehensive. It covers many aspects of Magento and the most important ones for sure. Easy read and implement. Sincerely recommended.

     
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    Best Single Resource EVER!

    By klmgraphics

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    About Me Designer, Developer, Educator, Sys Admin

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    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples
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      Comments about oreilly Magento 1.8 Development Cookbook:

      I have a number of books (both digital and hard copy) in my Magento library and hands down this book has been able to include not only everything from all of them, but went quite a few steps further to elaborate with fantastic detail using easy to understand language.

      Anyone that has worked with Magento (community version) knows the documentation that is provided on their site is highly fragmented with mixed information that includes very little information on the new version and hundreds of pages on deprecated versions which in all but a few cases are not even posted so you follow the instructions only to find out it does not work because it was deprecated or it is for their paid support versions. Bottom line is the documentation, wiki and forum are there and will eventually give you the answers you need (most of the time) but wasting your time is a cost none of us have time for!

      This book is geared for developers but I encourage anyone that is using Magento to include this resource in your library. To build a truly successful website you have to know how it works at the core and this book has everything you need to know to build a Magneto store and as a bonus it will help you create what you need so that it is successful.

      5 stars is not enough to show how much I appreciate this book!

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