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Magento tutorial for developer – Part 7 – Advanced ORM – Entity Attribute Value

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In the first ORM article we told you there were two kinds of Models in Magento. Regular, or “simple” Models, and Entity Attribute Value (or EAV) Models. We also told you this was a bit of a fib. Here’s where we come clean with Magento tutorial for developer – Part 7 – Advanced ORM – Entity Attribute Value Full series: Magento tutorial for developer ... Read More »

Magento tutorial for developer – Part 6 – Magento Setup Resources

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On any fast paced software development project, the task of keeping the development and production databases in sync become a sticky wicket. Magento offers a system to create versioned resource migration scripts that can help your team deal with this often contentious part of the development process. Full series: Magento tutorial for developer series In the ORM article we created a model ... Read More »

Magento tutorial for developer – Part 5 – Magento Models and ORM Basics

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The implementation of a “Models Tier” is a huge part of any MVC framework. It represents the data of your application, and most applications are useless without data. Magento Models play an even bigger role, as they typically contain the “Business Logic” that’s often relegated to the Controller or Helper methods in other PHP MVC frameworks. Full series: Magento tutorial for ... Read More »

Magento tutorial for developer – Part 4 – Magento Layouts, Blocks and Templates

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Developers new to Magento are often confused by the Layout and View system. This article Magento tutorial for developer – Part 4 – Magento Layouts, Blocks and Templates will take a look at Magento’s Layout/Block approach, and show you how it fits into Magento MVC worldview. Full series: Magento tutorial for developer series Unlike many popular MVC systems, Magento’s Action Controller does not pass ... Read More »

Magento tutorial for developer – Part 3 – Magento Controller Dispatch

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Today, we’re back with Magento tutorial for developer – Part 3 – Magento Controller Dispatch. Full series: Magento tutorial for developer series The Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture traces its origins back to the Smalltalk Programming language and Xerox Parc. Since then, there have been many systems that describe their architecture as MVC. Each system is slightly different, but all have the goal ... Read More »

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