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1. Odoo 11 Development Cookbook – Second Edition: Over 120 unique recipes to build effective enterprise and business applications (2018)

Create fast and efficient server-side applications using the latest features of Odoo v11

Key Features

  • Get the most up-to-date guide on Odoo 11 to create custom and reusable modules
  • Interconnect your application with other systems by implementing web APIs
  • Understand the mechanisms powering the Odoo framework to build robust enterprises

Book Description

Odoo is a full-featured open source ERP with a focus on extensibility. The flexibility and sustainability of open source are also a key selling point of Odoo. It is built on a powerful framework for rapid application development, both for back-end applications and front-end websites. Version 11 offers better usability and speed: a new design (as compared to the current Odoo Enterprise version) and a mobile interface.

The book starts by covering Odoo installation and administration and Odoo Server deployment. It then delves into the implementation of Odoo modules, the different inheritance models available in Odoo. You will then learn how to define access rules for your data; how to make your application available in different languages; how to expose your data models to end users on the back end and on the front end; and how to create beautiful PDF versions of your data.

By the end of the book, you will have a thorough knowledge of Odoo and will be able to build effective applications by applying Odoo development best practices

What you will learn

  • Install and manage Odoo environments and instances
  • Use models to define your application’s data structures
  • Add business logic to your applications
  • Add automated tests and learn how to debug Odoo apps
  • Learn about the access security model and internationalization features
  • Customize websites built with Odoo, by writing your own templates and providing new snippets for use in the website builder
  • Extend the web client with new widgets and make RPC calls to the server

Who This Book Is For

If you’re a Python developer and want to develop highly efficient business applications with the latest Odoo framework (or if you just want a hands on problem solution book for all your Odoo Development related issues), this book is for you! Some experience with the JavaScript programming language and web development is required to get the most out of this book.

Table of Contents

  1. Installing the Odoo Development Environment
  2. Managing Odoo Server Instances
  3. Server Deployement
  4. Creating Odoo Modules
  5. Application Models
  6. Basic Server Side Development
  7. Module Data
  8. Debugging and Automated Testing
  9. Advanced Server Side Development Techniques
  10. Backend views
  11. Access Security
  12. Internationalization
  13. Automation, Workflows, Emails, Printing
  14. Web Server Development
  15. CMS Website Develeopment
  16. Web client development

Author(s): Holger Brunn, Alexandre Fayolle

2. Odoo 10 Implementation Cookbook: Explore the capabilities of Odoo and discover all you need to implement it (2017)

Comprehensive tasks covering Odoo 10 in the right way

About This Book

  • Reduce implementation costs and improve major benchmarks relating to storage space and speed.
  • Implement the approval hierarchy and user and access rights, configure the company and language, and so on.
  • Cover all platforms such as mobile, web, content management, and e-commerce.

Who This Book Is For

This book is targeted towards Odoo functional users and project managers who would like to use it for their organization. No expertise in Odoo is required.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the modern way of doing sales and managing sales contracts.
  • Create and configure your products and manage your sales quotations
  • Set up an online shop and start selling online with Odoo eCommerce
  • Manage multi-currency transactions and create a deferred revenue plan and link it with products
  • Administer vendors and products and request quotations, confirm orders, and get them delivered
  • Manage quality control in the warehouse and manual and real-time inventory stock valuations.
  • Manage projects and project forecasting via grid and Gantt views
  • Implement Human Resource apps and manage the employee appraisal process
  • Manage Workcenters and the product lifecycle
  • Track worker activity with tablets and launch new changes in production

In Detail

Odoo is a Python-based ERP system and is completely open source. Odoo is a comprehensive suite of business applications offering a wealth of functionalities that can be deployed to meet your business needs.

This book will help you manage the different functionalities of your business and optimize it. You will learn in detail about the various facets of the business process such as sales, accounting, purchases, manufacturing, and inventory. We will cover each of these topics in detail and learn how Odoo handles all these tasks with much ease. With its modular approach, you will be able to build customized solutions, take advantage of the Odoo 10 system in your organization, and master basic administration. We will cover modules and applications in Odoo that will help optimize quality checks. You will also be able to customize major reporting functions for your teams and set up forms and documents for sales, purchase, inventory, and so on.

By the end of the book, you will be able to use the major functionalities of Odoo 10 and fully implement them into your business.

Style and approach

The book follows a recipe-based format; the recipes are filled with real-world use cases and various functional topics.

Author(s): Mantavya Gajjar

3. Odoo Development Essentials (2015)

Fast track your development skills to build powerful Odoo business applications

About This Book

  • Leverage the powerful and rapid development Odoo framework to build the perfect app for your business needs
  • Learn to use models, views, and business logic to assemble solid business applications effectively
  • Get up and running with Odoo and integrate it with external data and applications using this easy-to-follow guide

Who This Book Is For

This book is intended for developers who need to quickly become productive with Odoo. You are expected to have experience developing business applications, as well as an understanding of MVC application design and knowledge of the Python programming language.

What You Will Learn

  • Set up a development environment and manage your Odoo instances and databases
  • Develop from a remote Workstation such as Windows using Odoo
  • Create your first Odoo application and get acquainted with the development workflow
  • Build module extensions and understand the inheritance mechanisms
  • Use XML and CSV data files and external IDs to load and export data for your business applications
  • Structure the application data model using Odoo’s Object Relation Mapping (ORM) capabilities
  • Design effective user interfaces using forms, lists, and kanban views
  • Integrate Odoo with other systems using the external API
  • Deploy Odoo and your business application for production use

In Detail

Odoo is a powerful and fast-growing business application platform. Beginning with setting up the development environment, this book will then guide you through a practical journey to build feature-rich business applications.

With the aim of jumpstarting your Odoo proficiency level, from no specific knowledge to application development readiness, you will be set on the path of developing your first Odoo application. Then, you will move on to topics such as models and views and understanding and using server APIs to add business logic, which will lay a solid foundation for advanced topics.

The book concludes with a guide to Odoo interaction and how to use the Odoo API from other programs, all of which will enable you to efficiently integrate applications with other external systems.

Author(s): Daniel Reis

4. Odoo 10 Development Essentials (2016)

Key Features

  • Get the most up-to-date guide on Odoo 10 and learn how to build excellent business applications with Odoo
  • This example-rich, easy-to-follow guide enables you to build apps appropriate to your business needs
  • Create solid business applications with the help of this precise, to-the-point guide

Book Description

Odoo is one of the fastest growing open source, business application development software products available. With announcement of Odoo 10, there are many new features added to Odoo and the face of business applications developed with Odoo has changed. This book will not only teach you how to build and customize business applications with Odoo, but it also covers all the new features that Odoo has to offer.

This book is the latest resource on developing and customizing Odoo 10 applications. It comes packed with much more and refined content than its predecessor. It will start with building business applications from scratch and will cover topics such as module extensions, inheritance, working with data, user interfaces, and so on. The book also covers the latest features of Odoo 10, in addition to front end development, testing and debugging techniques. The book will also talk about Odoo Community and Odoo Enterprise.

What you will learn

  • Install Odoo from source code and use all the basic techniques to setup and manage your Odoo server instances
  • Create your first Odoo application
  • Add Odoo’s social and messaging features to your own modules
  • Get to know the essentials of Models and Views
  • Understand and use the server API to add business logic
  • Use Qweb to create custom Reports
  • Extend Odoo CMS features to create your own website controllers and pages
  • Leverage Odoo Workflows on your applications
  • Write module automated tests and debugging techniques
  • Deploy your Odoo applications for production use

About the Author

Daniel Reis has been an active contributor in the Odoo community and a speaker at Odoo and other tech events. He is a member of the Board at the Odoo Community Association (OCA) and partner and advisor at Odoo integrator ThinkOpen Solutions. Daniel has a degree in Applied Mathematics, a Master in Business Administration, IT consultancy background, and he currently works as applications manager at Securitas Portugal.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with Odoo Development
  2. Building Your First Odoo Application
  3. Inheritance – Extending Existing Applications
  4. Module Data
  5. Models – Structuring the Application Data
  6. Views – Designing the User Interface
  7. ORM Application Logic – Supporting Business Processes
  8. Writing Tests and Debugging Your Code
  9. QWeb and Kanban Views
  10. Creating QWeb Reports
  11. Creating Website Frontend Features
  12. External API – Integrating with Other Systems
  13. Deployment Checklist – Going Live

Author(s): Daniel Reis

5. Working with Odoo (2015)

Learn how to use Odoo, a resourceful, open source business application platform designed to transform and modernize your business

About This Book

  • Configure, manage, and customize Odoo to fit the needs of your business
  • Learn about the new Odoo 8 website builder and e-commerce features that are seamlessly integrated with Odoo’s business applications
  • Perform step-by-step configurations of the most important Odoo applications using real-world examples

Who This Book Is For

This book is perfect for people who have never used Odoo and for those who would like to learn about more advanced features such as creating your own custom modules. In order to get the most out of this book, you should be comfortable with downloading and installing software and understand basic business concepts such as sales, purchasing, inventory management, and basic accounting.

What You Will Learn

  • Configure a functioning customer relationship management system
  • Set up a purchasing and receiving system for your company that allows you to track inventory, costs, and profit
  • Implement manufacturing operations and processes using real-world examples that you can put to use in your own company
  • Discover the capabilities of Odoo’s financial accounting and reporting features
  • Integrate powerful human resource applications that simplify the collection and management of employee information
  • Utilize Odoo’s full featured project management application to organize tasks and track time and costs associated with billable projects
  • Customize Odoo without writing a line a code

In Detail

Odoo continues to gain momentum throughout the world in regards to providing the best platform for open source ERP installations. Now with Odoo 8, you have access to a powerful website builder, integrated e-commerce features, and a fast-growing community to help transform and modernize your business.

With this practical guide, you will cover the essential modules to get Odoo up and running for your company.

After installing Odoo, you will use its sales management application to enter quotes, create sales orders, and invoice customers. You will then learn how to integrate the CRM application to manage your leads and convert them into lucrative opportunities and sales. Next, you will set up your own purchase management system, assigning products to suppliers and tracking orders with the new warehouse management and routing system. Finally, you will learn how to use analytics to track project expenses and keep your accounts simple and easy to maintain and build an Odoo module to extend its functionality and make it work for you.

Working with Odoo covers all the core installation and usage functionalities of this popular tool, helping you to fully implement a working ERP system through practical, advanced, real-world examples.

Style and approach

This book is a practical guide that uses real-world examples to teach you how to implement Odoo into your business.

Author(s): Greg Moss