Installing the Odoo Development Environment, begins with how to
create a development environment for Odoo, start Odoo, create a
configuration file, and activate the developer tools of Odoo.
Chapter 1 ,
Managing Odoo Server Instances, is about addon installation and
upgrading. It provides useful tips for working with addons insta
GitHub and organizing the source code of your instance.
Chapter 2 ,
Server Deployment, provides advice on how to install and configure
Odoo for production, including setting up a reverse proxy to encrypt network
communications over HTTPS and ensuring that Odoo starts when the server
Chapter 3 ,
Creating Odoo addon Modules, explains the structure of an Odoo
addon module and provides a step-by-step guide for creating a simple module
Chapter 4 ,
Application Models, focuses on Odoo model descriptions, and
explains the various field types and the different inheritance models available
Chapter 5 ,
Basic Server-Side Development, introduces the API of Odoo,
presents the commonly used methods of the Model class, and explains how to
write business logic methods. More advanced topics are covered in Chapter 9 ,
Advanced Server-Side Development.
Chapter 6 ,
Module Data, shows how to ship data along with the code of your
module. It also explains how to write a migration script when a data model
provided by an addon is modified in a new release.
Chapter 7 ,
Debugging and Automated Testing, proposes some strategies for
server-side debugging and provides an introduction to the Python debugger. It
also explains how to write and run automated tests using YAML or Python for
your addon modules. Client-side testing is covered in Chapter 15 , Web Client
Chapter 8 ,
Chapter 9 ,
Advanced Server-Side Development Techniques, outlines more
31advanced topics useful when writing business methods, such as writing
wizards to walk the user through a process, writing onchange methods,
manipulating the execution context or bypassing the ORM to use raw SQL.
Backend Views, teaches you how to write business views for your
data models and how to call server-side methods from these views. It covers
the usual views (list view, form view, and search view) as well as the views
introduced in recent versions of Odoo (kanban, graph, calendar, pivot, and so
Chapter 10 ,
Access Security, discusses how to control who has access to what in
your Odoo instance by creating security groups, writing access control lists to
define what operations are available to each group on a given model, and if
necessary by writing record-level rules.
Chapter 11 ,
Internationalization, takes you through the translation of the user
interfaces of your addons and provides useful tricks about using GNU Gettext
command line tools to manipulate translation files.
Chapter 12 ,
Automation, Workflows, Emails, and Printouts, illustrates the
different tools available in Odoo to implement business processes for your
records. It also shows how server actions and automated rules can be used to
support business rules, and how to generate emails and PDF documents with
Chapter 13 ,
Web Server Development, deals with the core of the web server in
Odoo. It explains how to map URLs to methods and how to control who can
access these URLs.
Chapter 14 ,
explains how you can provide new widgets and make RPC calls to the server.
It also gives tips about debugging and testing this part of your code.
Chapter 15 ,
CMS Website Development, shows how to customize websites built
with Odoo, by writing your own templates and providing new snippets for use
in the website builder.