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Odoo 11 Development Essentials - Third Edition

By : Daniel Reis
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Odoo 11 Development Essentials - Third Edition

By: Daniel Reis

Overview of this book

Odoo continues to gain worldwide momentum as the best platform for open source ERP installations. Now, with Odoo 11, you have access to an improved GUI, performance optimization, integrated in-app purchase features, and a fast-growing community to help transform and modernize your business. With this practical guide, you will cover all the new features that Odoo 11 has to offer to build and customize business applications, focusing on the publicly available community edition. We begin with setting up a development environment, and as you make your way through the chapters, you will learn to build feature-rich business applications. With the aim of jump-starting your Odoo proficiency level, from no specific knowledge to application development readiness, you will develop your first Odoo application. We then move on to topics such as models and views, and understand how to use server APIs to add business logic, helping to lay a solid foundation for advanced topics. The book concludes with Odoo interactions and how to use the Odoo API from other programs, all of which will enable you to efficiently integrate applications with other external systems.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
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Chapter 1. Quick Start – The Odoo Developer Mode and Concepts

Odoo provides a rapid application development framework that's particularly suited to building business applications. This type of application is usually concerned with keeping business records, centered around create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) operations. Not only does Odoo makes it easy to build this type of application, it also provides rich components to create compelling user interfaces, such as Kanban and Calendar views.

This book is organized into five parts. We start by providing an overview of the Odoo framework, setting up a development environment, and building our first Odoo app. Being generally familiar with the main Odoo components, we will dive, in more detail, into each of the three main application layers: models, business logic, and views. Once we have built our app, it needs to be tested, deployed to a production environment, and maintained. The final part of the book will cover these topics.

In this chapter, we will quickly get into the action, exploring the Odoo internals directly from the web user interface, even before having set up our local development environment.

We will learn about the Odoo architecture, to understand where each of the components fit. Then we will use the Developer mode to create a simple Library app, learning how to add fields to existing Models, add new Models, create our custom Views for them, and make them available to users through Menu Items.

We will next provide a high-level overview of the Odoo architecture, before we perform a hands-on customization using the Developer mode.