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What's the best way to come up with a name for a new extension?

What's the best way to come up with a name for a new extension?

If you're looking to create a new extension, what's the best way to do so?  

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Re: What's the best way to come up with a name for a new extension?

Naming things is one of the hardest things in computer science. However, it is made a bit easier with http://magename.me/

 

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Re: What's the best way to come up with a name for a new extension?

The name of the extension means not much to me, but the description is critical. It's so hard to find extensions for Magento since there is so many places to look. So mostly I use google to find extensions.

A good example is my thread about enhanced cms functionality. I really don't mind if you call the extension flexcms simplecms or something else. But If you don't use keywords as enhanced, improved cms functionalty and other words people would search for, the chance of finding the extension is pretty small.

Re: What's the best way to come up with a name for a new extension?

I will quote one guy: Get drunk and start slurring. Record speech. Pick best jibberish word.

Re: What's the best way to come up with a name for a new extension?

I prefer things to be named in a way that indicates what it does.

Re: What's the best way to come up with a name for a new extension?


MartinTygsen wrote:
The name of the extension means not much to me, but the description is critical. It's so hard to find extensions for Magento since there is so many places to look. So mostly I use google to find extensions.

I've seen so many extensions where the name and description make it impossible to find when you want to on Magento Connect. I mean, your smart enough to build your extension and get it on connect, but not smart enough to write a description with a keyword or two?

Chris / Placement Edge

Re: What's the best way to come up with a name for a new extension?

Naming a new extension is a hard task. On the one hand, the name should be unique; on the other hand, the name should be easily understood and match the phrases customers would use to find it. So it's always a balance between uniqueness and popular search phrases.

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Re: What's the best way to come up with a name for a new extension?

While Giving Name to Extension important thing just need to keep in mind that when some one read the Extension name from that only it should get understood what is use of that "Extension" 

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Re: What's the best way to come up with a name for a new extension?

A mix of good and funny names with the http://magename.me

 

@kalenjordan 

 

The idea:

I think that the best way for the idea to an extension, would be to ask the audience, ex:
What would your clients love to have ?
What functionality is needed ?

Is there already an extension made, which can be modified or even improved ?

 

The name:

Regardring the name, I agree with the others, should give a hint about what the module does / can, and have an detailed description.

 

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Kent Christiansen / @KentChrDK / Magento Certified Solution Specialist / Visit my site (DK)

Re: What's the best way to come up with a name for a new extension?

There was an episode of Silicon Valley that touched on this topic. Smiley Happy

https://twitter.com/magento_rich/status/579771504122028032