Most often asked questions for magento developer interview

April 7, 2015

1>Do you modify magento core files?
ans : No,obviously not.

2>How to overwrite core files(i.e.model,controller,block)?
ans : Please refer rewrite or modify magento block,rewrite or modify magento model,rewrite or modify magento controller

3>What types of products you can create in magento or and what is difference between them?
ans :

  1. Simple Product => A simple product is a physical item with a single SKU. Simple products have a variety of pricing and of input controls which makes it possible to sell variations of the product. Simple products can be used in association with grouped, bundle, and configurable products.
  2. Grouped Product => A grouped product presents multiple, standalone products as a group. You can offer variations of a single product, or group them for a promotion. The products can be purchased separately, or as a group.
  3. Configurable Product => A configurable product appears to be a single product with lists of options for each variation. However, each option represents a separate, simple product with a distinct SKU, which makes it possible to track inventory for each variation.
  4. Virtual Product => Virtual products do not have a physical presence, and are typically used for such things as services, warranties, and subscriptions. Virtual products can be used in association with grouped and bundle products.
  5. Bundle Product => A bundle product let customers “build their own” from an assortment of options. The bundle could be a gift basket, computer, or anything else that can be customized. Each item in the bundle is a separate, standalone product.
  6. Downloadable => A digitally downloadable product that consists of one or more files that are downloaded. The files can reside on your server or be provided as URLs to any other server.

4>What are the code pools in magento and their priority?
ans : 1>Local. 2>Community. 3>Core.

5>Where the configuration file is located?
ans : app\etc\local.xml.

6>Which file is needed to access magento services outside of magento?
ans : app\Mage.php

7>How many and which themes come up with the basic magento installation?
ans : 1>blank. 2>default. 3>iphone. 4>modern.

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