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custom_module_developentMagento is extremely flexible eCommerce platform. But it is hard to know everything about Magento development because the Magento community keeps its trade crafts a closely guarded secret, and free documentation is sparsely available. The best way to start developing extensions for Magento module development is by getting your feet wet and dive into the experience.

A Magento module development is complex process and takes a lot of planning and research time to conceive. Magento development in India is highly lucrative this day with many Indian firms joining the crowd and offering their products online.

Having said that, SynapseIndia reviews team is thus thought to share some tips for a successful  Magento custom module development.

  • Create your configuration XML file for the module and remember the location.Never to touch the core code as that can break, or severely hamper future upgrades.

  • Extend Magento module through Magento Connect. It allows a wide range of installation such as Google map integration, payment gateways etc.  These are available free of cost and commercially.

  • Time frame and budget should be followed diligently.Check whether test cases and layouts are properly defined.

  • Check community forums for issues faced by a community member, any glitch or problems, so that advance information on any problem is known.

  • Develop various classes of Modules and test them before going live.

  • Create documentation and training procedures for code review and proper maintenance.

  • Try to include payment modules which immediately encrypts payment mode and transmits it directly for storing, processing, and token generation for customers.

  • Store the modules specification file in app/code/local. The specification file is essential as it tells Magento that your module exists, making it available to use and configure.