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Getting Started with Magento Extension Development by Branko Ajzele

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Chapter 3. Building the Extension – Logger

Moving forward with deepening our knowledge of Magento extensions, we will familiarize ourselves with models, blocks, controllers, and other things throughout this chapter. Unlike the Maximum Order Amount extension that we wrote in Chapter 1, An Overview of Magento Extensions, that affected the customer part of functionality, the Logger extension will be geared toward admin users. The functional requirement of an extension is simple and it improves the logging system so that the admin user gets an interface through which he can see all standard Magento logs recorded using the Mage::log() method. The default Magento logging system only stores text entries under /var/system.log, /var/exception.log, or other ...

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