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Getting Started with Magento Extension Development by Branko Ajzele

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Basic extension configuration

With everything said, by now we should have a solid understanding of the Magento directory structure and be ready to grasp further concepts of the Magento internal structure.

What better way to explain things than an example; so let's start off by creating the simplest extension, which we will then extend bit by bit as we explain the Magento way of doing the object-oriented Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture. If you are hearing of MVC for the first time, please take some time to familiarize yourself with the concept. You can find good starting material about it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model–view–controller.

Previously, we gave examples on the extension name Foggyline_HappyHour, so let's start with that. ...

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