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Defeat Knockout.js in Magento 2

Learn all about Magento's implementation of Knockout.js including observables, reactivity, custom bindings, virtual elements, & saving JSON data.


Under development

This course is currently under development

Coming July 2021

Programming a piece of complex user interface in Magento can be extremely difficult, because there are so many layers of information to understand. Once you have a solid foundation of Magento 2 backend programming fundamentals, and then learn the underlying concepts of UI Components, you can then dive a bit deeper into Knockout.js to render your templates more idiomatically with Magento best practices.

This course will explore just about all of the Knockout.js concepts, and show you how to apply those concepts within Magento 2. Magento has it's own way of doing things, from building a custom renderer for its Knockout.js component instantiation, to how to apply concepts such as computed functions and observables. Custom data bindings that were built specifically for Magento will also be learned, including how to build your own custom binding and integrating a custom jQuery library into your own frontend code.

Frequently asked questions

Who is this course meant for?
This course was designed to be consumed by developers with a working knowledge of Magento 2, who want to improve their frontend programming skills. Knockout.js is a view rendering engine built with JavaScript, and adds reactivity to frontend templates.
What do I need to know to take this course?
Those new to Magento should first becoming familiar with Magento core development and JavaScript fundamentals before taking this course. Knowledge of UI Components is not required but is be extremely helpful, as UI Components are used to integrate Knockout.js into Magento 2.
Do I need a development environment setup?
Yes, this course assumes you have a running development environment of Magento setup and running locally. If you don't already have a development environment setup, please set one up before enrolling in the course. has a free course, Set Up a Magento 2 Development Environment with Docker.
What version of Magento is this based on?
This course was created using concepts featured in Magento version 2.4. If a new best-practice approach is introduced in a future version of Magento 2, the course will be updated appropriately.