Review of Odoo Development Essentials of Daniel Reis

I have first heard about Openerp (Odoo) in 2009 (version 6) and since then I have followed the updates from time to time. The latest version (8) has brought a lot of changes and I have been impressed. Since the first time I have heard about OpenERP/Odoo, one thing I have noticed is the fact there are quite no book available. You may found marketing materials, online documentation, forums but few books. While writing the review I have searched again and I am surprised to see more books than before; but this very book is the first one as far I know that teaches how to code an Oddo module.

The first one I read (I have gone through it franckly speaking) is in French (TinyErp, OpenERP, Pour une gestion d’entreprise efficace et intégrée) then the second one that I recommand too is Working with OpenERP; the third one is the Odoo Development Essentials (link to Pack page). I was expecting a lot from this book because I have tried to dig in the Odoo code before :-).

The books explains clearly the difference between an application and a module and how to code both.

You will read about how to implement the security based on the architecture of User/Group-Role

A Basic Ubuntu/debian knowledge will be useful because the Odoo team uses nately these two systems; thus many packages and tips are available for them.

Creating Views, improving the User Exprience by customizing the layout has been explained.

Using the QWeb (the template engine used by Odoo) was difficult to understand for me before I read the book (especially how to apply custom Js and Css changes).

A sample module to interact remotely with the external API of Odoo is a whole topic presented in the 9th chapter.

The deployment also has been covered in the 10th chapter (a deployment based on a checklist).

I have enjoyed going through the book and especially discovering step by step the “technical backend side” of Odoo. Time to go for projects now 🙂

 

 

About This Book

Book DetailsOdoo_essentials

ISBN 13 9781784392796
Paperback 214 pages

– 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.
Get it now !

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Coming out soon : Review of Odoo Development Essentials of Daniel Reis

Book DetailsOdoo_essentials

ISBN 13 9781784392796
Paperback 214 pages

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.
Get it now !

SAP HANA Starter – Book review

First Impression: serious things start from page 13, yes 12 pages to “get into the book” and the last 2 pages to get out of it 🙂 The last two pages present the others books from PACKT Publishing (obviously) about SAP.You have a first part explaining what SAP HANA is because it is not just a software since it needs some hardware requirements. Then you move ahead with the installation. The next step is your first application, your “SAP HANA hello world” 🙂

The following part “top features you’ll want to know about” is very useful because it gives you an overview of remaining things you can do with SAP HANA.

The book has a lot of screen shots which allow even a beginner to install SAP HANA and that is really helpful.

It has also a part for an interaction with MS Excel with the Pivot Table Tools feature.
I left the best part for the end; SAP HANA, the meaning of HANA is …. NOTHING Yes HANA is supposed to be meaningless though some people have coined the phrase High performance ANalytical Appliance 🙂 Funny hein..

So go get a copy of the book “SAP HANA Starter” fo Mark Walker (http://www.packtpub.com/sap-hana-starter/book) and send me a note if you had fun reading it too.

Another Book review – SAP HANA Starter

I have finally found some hours to review the book “SAP Hanna Starter” of Mark Walker – 66 pages – (http://www.packtpub.com/sap-hana-starter/book). I am tempted to say that doing a review is similar to opening a box of chocolate never know what will be inside 🙂

I am excited especially because I have never used SAP HANA for any project before (though i have tested other ERPs) so I hope I will have a lot of fun.
I will publish my comment later.

Time to start reading…