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.
What you will learn
Install Odoo from source
Manage Odoo server instances
Create a new Odoo application from scratch covering the most frequently used elements
Develop new models and use inheritance to extend/modify existing models
Use ORM methods, both in the Odoo server and from external clients
Create Kanban views using QWeb effectively
Develop custom web and website CMS pages
Use external API to integrate Odoo with external applications
Who This Book Is For
Odoo 11 Development Essentials caters to developers who are familiar with Python and MVC design and now want to build effective business applications using Odoo.
Table of Contents
Quick introduction to the Odoo Developer Mode and concepts
Installing and organizing the development environment
Your first Odoo application - a practical overview
Models - structuring the application data
Access Control and Data Files
The ORM API - Handling application data
Application Logic - Supporting Business Processes
External API - Integrating with other systems
Kanban views and client side QWeb-
Reports and server side Qweb
Creating Website front end features
Tests and debugging
Deploying and maintaining production instances