Magento is a powerful Zend-based e-commerce engine with an extensible architecture. This book answers the questions of how Magento should be deployed and properly extended, with a focus on the architectural perspective . If you already have an understanding of Magento or you've read The Definitive Guide to Magento, this book will carry on developing your professional skills with the examination of many real-world situations and questions.
You'll now become a professional in your Magento projects, thinking about advanced topics such as: * The how and why of implementation and extension * Designing for security and compliance * Both traditional and cloud hostingWhat you'll learn * The patterns behind Magento's implementation and the logical ways it is meant to be extended and deployed-not just how something can be done, but why it should be done that way * How to handle performance bottlenecks and use tuning techniques * Practical implementation concerns, such as when to use the CMS instead of an external one * How to design for security and compliance, such as PCI and related compliance issues * What open source means to you, and how to take advantage of and contribute to the Magento community * How to deal with multiple-storefront and internationalization issuesWho is this book for? This book is for the enterprise e-commerce director or SMB entrepreneur who is looking to use a leading open source e-commerce solution to create one or more world-class e-commerce digital properties. The book covers how Magento should be extended using the patterns of the core architecture.