Odoo 12 Development Essentials: Fast-track your Odoo development skills to build powerful business applications, 4th Edition

Daniel Reis



Extend your skills with Odoo 12 to build resourceful and open source business applications

Key Features

  • Explore Odoo 12 capabilities to develop business applications
  • Program business logic and manipulate data to implement specific business rules in your applications
  • Integrate Python APIs for building customizable and scalable business logic

Book Description

Odoo is one of the best platforms for open source ERP and CRM. Its latest version, Odoo 12, brings with it new features and updates in Python packages to develop more customizable applications with additional cloud capabilities.

The book begins by covering the development essentials for building business applications. You will start your journey by learning how to install and configure Odoo, and then transition from having no specific knowledge of Odoo to being ready for application development. You will develop your first Odoo application and understand topics such as models and views. Odoo 12 Development Essentials will also guide you in using server APIs to add business logic, helping you lay a solid foundation for advanced topics. As you progress through the chapters, you will be equipped to build and customize your applications and explore the new features in Odoo 12, such as cloud integration, to scale your business applications. You will get insights into building business logic and integrating various APIs into your application.

By the end of the book, you will be able to build a business application from scratch by using the latest version of Odoo.

What you will learn

  • Manage Odoo server instances
  • Create a new Odoo application from scratch using the most frequently used elements
  • Develop new models and use inheritance to extend existing models
  • Use ORM methods in the Odoo server and from external clients
  • Create Kanban views using QWeb effectively
  • Build custom web and website CMS pages
  • Use external APIs to integrate Odoo with external applications
  • Add automated tests and techniques to debug module business logic

Who this book is for

If you are a developer familiar with Python and MVC design and want to build business applications using Odoo, this book is for you.

Table of Contents

  1. Quick start using the Developer Mode
  2. Setting up the development environment
  3. Your first Odoo application – a practical overview
  4. Extending modules
  5. Import, Export and Module Data
  6. Models – structuring the application data
  7. Recordsets – working with model data
  8. Business Logic - Supporting Business Processes
  9. External API - Integrating with other systems
  10. Backend views
  11. Kanban views and client side QWeb
  12. Reports and server side QWeb
  13. Creating Website front end features
  14. Deploying and maintaining production instances