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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)

How to do it...

As an example, for this chapter, we will create a small add-on module for managing a list of the books for the library.

The following steps will create and install a new add-on module:

  1. Change the working directory in which we will work and create the add-ons directory where our custom module will be placed:
    $ cd ~/odoo-dev
    $ mkdir local-addons  
  2. Choose a technical name for the new module and create a directory with that name for the module. For our example, we will use my_library:
    $ mkdir local-addons/my_library

    A module's technical name must be a valid Python identifier. It must begin with a letter, and only contain letters, numbers, and underscore characters. It is preferable that you only use lowercase letters in the module name.

  3. Make the Python module importable by adding an file:
    $ touch local-addons/my_library/
  4. Add a minimal module manifest for Odoo to detect it as an add-on module. Inside the my_library...