Category Archives: Best Practices

Magento Dev Best Practices: Modifying 3rd Party Extensions

Often times there are occasions where you need to modify the functionality in a 3rd party module. If you find yourself in that situation, the best practice here is to not modify it directly. Write a module that extends the … Continue reading

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Magento Dev Best Practices: Module Naming Conventions

In Magento 1.x modules, there’s the potential to have files and folders dispersed all over the Magento file structure. Much of this will be resolved in Magento 2, but we don’t know when that will happen yet, and we will … Continue reading

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Magento Dev Best Practices: Module Readme Files

This is the third post in a series about Magento development best practices, and it is about readme files. How often have you opened up a module’s directory and all you see is folders? That is the case the majority … Continue reading

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Magento Dev Best Practices: Code Commenting

This is the second post in a series about Magento development best practices, and it is about code commenting. High up on the top list of shortcuts developers take is failing to properly comment code. And, the excuse, nearly every … Continue reading

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Magento Dev Best Practices: Team Coding Style Unity

I recently led a discussion at the Austin Magento Meetup group on Magento Development Best Practices, so I figured I would start a small series of posts about it. To start it off, I’d like to start with team coding … Continue reading

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