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Mastering Magento by Bret Williams

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Building extensions

If you're a strong PHP developer, you may find it beneficial to create your own Magento enhancements. In fact, if you've been working with Magento for any length of time, you've no doubt had cause to tweak the code, perhaps, adding new functionality. For those with experience in MVC object-oriented programming, building new functionality for Magento can be quite rewarding.

Obviously, going into an in-depth programming discussion about PHP programming is not within the scope of this book. However, if you do plan to create an extension you would like to share with other Magento developers, whether for free or profit, you should know about certain guidelines and resources that can help you create an extension that will be well-received ...

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