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markbaa
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Hi All

I was after some documentation on the programming of magento.

Ideally, after some documentation on the API (has this been released yet?) and how to create modules.

Does such a thing exist? Can’t find it on the site. Are you guys just working it out from the source code and working it out from there?

 
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tman_f
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markbaa: 

At this moment there isnt much official documentation. The Magento team promises some documentation within the next quarter. Until then, the majority of the documentation can be found on the forums. First, I recommend reading the design guide. Then, study the UML Architecture diagrams. After that, the best you will find is in the forums. Here are some links that I have found useful.

Design Guide - http://www.magentocommerce.com/design_guide

Magento Architecture - http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/doc/magento-architecture

Create new page/custom module - http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/2191

Customize parts of Magento - http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/how-to/customize_part_of_configuration

Custom SQL query - http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/2235

Event Dispatch Requests - http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/3459/

of course these are just a few.

Good luck.

 
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markbaa
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Thanks tman, in absence of proper documentation (and I know it’s a beta product so have to set expectations accordingly) that’s a very good post!

 
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Steve Yan
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Thanks tman_f.  Those were very useful links in absence of formal documentation.  I remember seeing somewhere a breakdown of the directory structure with general description.  If you happened to know the link to that page, please post.  Thanks.

 
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