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Magento 1.3: PHP Developer's Guide Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Jamie Huskisson

A passionate 23-year old freelance developer from Nottingham, Jamie Huskisson has been working with Magento for the past two years since the very early Beta versions. His development client list features names such as the NHS, Volkswagen, and Nike building everything from web applications to e-commerce stores and small business sites. He also trains groups of developers and provides consulting on adopting open source technologies over closed systems for clients when required.


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  • File Size: 1641 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (January 27, 2010)
  • Publication Date: January 27, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058C2MVK
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This book is hands down the worst programming book I've ever purchased, and I've gone through a lot. Some books are a bit hard or confusing, and that's fine. This book is just broken. Ignoring the fact that it seems like every other sentence has a typo (does anyone proofread anymore?) the code examples simply do NOT work. I had to consult the Magento Community boards to get the FIRST actual bit of code from this book to WORK. Turns out the book omitted an ENTIRE block of XML that was necessary in a config file. By necessary, I mean their example doesn't work without it. Things like that are simply inexcusable. Neither the publisher nor the author provides any level of assistance with their broken book.

Here's my take on what happened here, since there are so few books out there covering Magento, this author rushed one out figuring anyone trying to learn it would probably give it a shot. Definitely worked out to be true in my case! Now I have a $30 waste of space sitting on my book shelf.
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This book touches the surface of a few things without going into any details. The examples in the book tell you what to do for very specific scenarios without explaining why. Because of this, it's impossible for any developers to gain any knowledge beyond the specific examples provided. It's a shame to call this a "developer's guide".
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I was really excited about this book, finally a book that will actually instruct me on the beast we call Magento. I received the book and dived in as soon as I had some time. I do feel like I have a better understanding of how the files are arranged, the methods used and how to extend functionality. The only problem I have is that none of the code examples work, at least none that I have tried so far. The shipping module is the big one for me. I've installed lots of extensions, yet this one never worked. The author was really great and provided decent support, but in the end it was basically "bummer that it doesn't work for you". Due to what I learned from the book I was able to see the mistakes in the code that goes along with the book, but the fact that the code was wrong in the first place starts to make me wonder about all the other info in the book.

Overall Im frustrated and bummed that this book wasn't what I was hoping that it would be. The reason I gave it two stars instead of one was because I did actually learn something and it was helpful and the author was friendly. Otherwise Im tempted to try to get my money back due to all the mistakes and frustration it provides me with on a consistent basis.
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I bought this book looking to take the next step in Magento development. I've created a few small modules already and have a pretty good handle on OOP PHP. This book was kind of frustrating to read, it would glaze over the hard parts and explain the easy parts. I don't want to be too hard on the author et. al. as I understand Magento books are a little scarce.

The book walks you through installing Magento. This info is already online, why spend a whole chapter on that? There are several places that either code was left out of the book or something, but some very important lines of code that just seem to be inserted are not explained at all.

Would I buy the book again, yes. It has some good stuff in there and there are some good examples. Is it worth >$30. I don't think so. Like I said, you could easily cut about 1/3 of this book out as it's too basic and explains obvious things.
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