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Odoo 14 Development Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By : Parth Gajjar, Alexandre Fayolle, Holger Brunn, Daniel Reis
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Book Image

Odoo 14 Development Cookbook - Fourth Edition

5 (2)
By: Parth Gajjar, Alexandre Fayolle, Holger Brunn, Daniel Reis

Overview of this book

With its latest iteration, the powerful Odoo framework released a wide variety of features for rapid application development. This updated Odoo development cookbook will help you explore the new features in Odoo 14 and learn how to use them to develop Odoo applications from scratch. You'll learn about the new website concepts in Odoo 14 and get a glimpse of Odoo's new web-client framework, the Odoo Web Library (OWL). Once you've completed the installation, you'll begin to explore the Odoo framework with real-world examples. You'll then create a new Odoo module from the ground up and progress to advanced framework concepts. You'll also learn how to modify existing applications, including Point of Sale (POS) applications. This book isn't just limited to backend development; you'll discover advanced JavaScript recipes for creating new views and widgets. As you progress, you'll learn about website development and become a quality Odoo developer by studying performance optimization, debugging, and automated testing. Finally, you'll delve into advanced concepts such as multi-website, In-App Purchasing (IAP),, the IoT Box, and security. By the end of the book, you'll have all the knowledge you need to build impressive Odoo applications and you'll be well versed in development best practices that will come in handy when working with the Odoo framework.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)

Chapter 2: Managing Odoo Server Instances

In Chapter 1, Installing the Odoo Development Environment, we looked at how to set up an Odoo instance using only the standard core add-ons that are shipped with source. This chapter focuses on adding non-core or custom add-ons to an Odoo instance. In Odoo, you can load add-ons from multiple directories. In addition, it is recommended that you load your third-party add-ons or your own custom add-ons from separate folders to avoid conflicts with Odoo core modules. Even Odoo Enterprise Edition is a type of add-on directory, and you need to load this just like a normal add-ons directory.

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Configuring the add-ons path
  • Standardizing your instance directory layout
  • Installing and upgrading local add-on modules
  • Installing add-on modules from GitHub
  • Applying changes to add-ons
  • Applying and trying proposed pull requests

    About the terminology

    In this book, we will use the terms add-on or module or app or add-on module interchangeably. All of them refer to the Odoo app or Extension app that can be installed in Odoo from the user interface.