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3.7 out of 5 stars
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3.7 out of 5 stars
Magento 1.8 Development Cookbook
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on 27 February 2014
As long as you have the basic skills (PHP/MySQL/Magento user) then this cookbook is what other Magento titles have failed to be. Fully comprehensive! Starting with a succinct guide to set up a development environment which goes beyond the bare minimum you would get in your average online tutorial. And this is a pattern repeated throughout almost all the recipes, out of the 30 or so I have read so far, without exception. The authors give more than the bare minimum. Which is of course what you would expect in a book of this price but so often you don't get it.
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on 22 May 2014
This book is aimed at those with little or no knowledge about Magento and is of little use to people that already knows how it runs. I expected a book packed with "recipes" for modules or extensions that could in fact be potentially implemented in online stores currently running, or at least as starting blocks. The majority of these recipes are closer to "Hello world" that teach the concept and theory but very little in terms of practicality. Just glad I bought the Kindle version and not the hardback copy that was three times the price.
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on 3 June 2014
As soon as I received this book a client asked me to produce a module for Magento which was described in this very book so the delivery was absolutely perfect timing.

I have found that the recipes in this book are easy to follow and produce a nice learning curve throughout. I'm more of a front-end developer, as opposed to a programmer, but I still find it very useful and I would strongly recommend it to others.
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on 31 March 2014
The Magento development cookbook is a brilliant way to dive in with Magento and get to learn the structure of the system and how to start developing with it. You will need some basic HTML and CSS knowledge, along with a bit more knowledge of PHP and MySQL, but anyone who has this will find the book very easy to navigate and get up and running.
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on 16 August 2014
The eight part Magneto developer guide provides the majority of this book, written in a far clearer way: http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/magento-for-dev-part-1-introduction-to-magento
Don't waste your money on this book!
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on 29 March 2015
As a web developer, and fairly new to Magento, I needed to get up to speed quickly. This book has clear explanations for the structure of the CMS which served the purpose I had bought it for.
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