What you get:
- A guide written by Joseph Maxwell—who helped write the Associate Developer test, a 2019 Magento Master, who has helped hundreds, even thousands, become Magento certified.
- Includes the renowned and detailed study guide.
- Project guide: a written ebook PDF (almost 70 pages) with detailed information on building a practical project. This is for the learners who like to read.
- Videos: hours of videos providing additional details. Note that my mistakes are not edited out—rather, they are left in and I show you how to work through them. This is especially for the visual learners, like me.
- Four months of access to the practice test—this will help you know when you are ready to pass!
- A git repository: peeking is allowed here.
- Our friends in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan get 50% with the code 50OFFINDIA.
I would recommend everyone to go through them [the project guide].
Now... the story:
Instead of an article that lists 5, 7.5 or 10 resources that will help you become a Magento developer,, here is one resource that I wrote to help you become a Magento professional.
A big question for many is how do I get started in Magento development? Maybe you were just hired by a Magento agency, or maybe you are looking to bone up on your own skills.
Imagine having a senior developer come alongside you and teach you his learnings from the school of hard knocks. Instead of having to battle for days to find an answer, what would it be like to know where to find the answer quickly? Keep reading, because you will find the answer.
The Magento Open Source project has approximately 3,245,229 (over 3 million) lines of PHP code. The learning curve often takes months and possibly years. In the process, you are met with massive challenges in addition to not knowing the right way to build things. Many times, when people exit the learning curve, they do so with much baggage in the form of habits of doing things the wrong way. This costs time and money in having to come back later and fix mistakes. Oh, and undoing habits is really hard.
What if you could start development, the right way?
My goal is to train you from the beginning in what you should do, and how to do it to be successful. There is massive misinformation about Magento that is widely circulated and beginners don’t know what is good and what is bad.
The Professional Developer Study Guide (included)
I am going through the videos for the associate study guide and as you know I went through part of the project guide document as well. I find the videos to be fantastic!! I would recommend everyone to go through them. What is really important is the fact that "mistakes" stay included in the video and you debug through them "live". I have seen a lot of videos showing "perfect coding" where those mistakes were cut from the training and the person would just say something like "if you have this you should do that, etc..." but seeing it in your video and the thinking process behind it is so valuable. Thanks for all the time and efforts you put into this.
I have written an involved guide to help you come up to speed on Magento development. After reading and working through it, you won’t be a senior developer—that only comes with years of experience. But, you will be familiar with the main areas of Magento development. And, you will know where and how to find answers to questions in the Magento core.
If you give someone a fish, you feed them for a day. If you teach someone how to fish, you feed them for a lifetime.
That’s what happened to me. When I started out in Magento development, I ended up with a mentor who taught me this very thing. Instead of “use Magento Stack Exchange”, the discussion was around “where can I find this in the core?”. Don’t get me wrong, there are some cases in which Magento Stack Exchange is helpful but it is not the resource for us developers. Our #1 resource is right here on our development machines, right now.
What is the difference between the Study Guide and the Project Guide?
The are BOTH included in the price of the course.
The study guide is focused on sharing and rounding your knowledge. There are many pages of text and code samples. It give you practical experience jumping-off points for further research.
The project guide is focused on a specific implementation to gain knowledge. It walks you through the background for ideas. It helps you understand why I do things like I do it. It gives you the practical experience aspect for about 70% of the knowledge needed to pass the Associate Developer test.
In my opinion, these are complementary. They work together both with the common goal of helping you become qualified and certified.