Magento is a powerful CMS ( content management system), this is PHP based and open source technology and offers exceptional flexibility, thereby it is very easy to control the content, look and functionality of the e- commerce website. Currently thousand of websites are powered by Magento. It includes easy to use shopping carts, inventory management and supports extensive customization.
Architecture of Magento
Responsive Magento development, is based on model view controller application. Where all the controllers are in one one folder and models are in another folder. The layered architecture of Magento simplifies the customization of the store in term of appearance as well as features simultaneously separate the presentation layer from the business logic. This also provide provide robust platform to developers so for developers, it is very easy to understand the functionality of the site and place the right features and code. Three layers include in the architecture of Magento.
Presentation Layer- Layout, blocks and templates are included in the presentation layer. It also contains the process commands that from the user interface, apart from these web API service binding are included in the presentation layer.
Service Layer- Business logic and interface used to interact with the business are included in the service layer. You can create customers and tax rates etc.
Domain Layer- Here user get the business logic and functionality, simultaneously user can customize the site as per their requirement.
Extensible – This platform is extensible, uses dependency injection and service contracts, thereby user can modify the module without altering the client. Instead of editing the same code it replaces the code, in this way the integrity of products remains same.
Modular- Modular are based on open source technologies like Linux, OS and My SQL database, this is the basic functional unit of the platform. To extend the core feature and make the e- commerce site more appealing for business and customer Magento developer write the innovative module. You can enhance the visual design of the store and make it more effective.