Apache OfBiz Cookbook

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  • Learn OFBiz artifact organization and effective (OFBiz) project navigation skills
  • Configure OFBiz web applications and framework settings using various WebTools
  • Access and manage one or more database(s) using the OFBiz Entity engine
  • Create Java programs that call other OFBiz Services and utilities
  • Use Groovy to prepare data for web page presentation
  • Enhance existing OFBiz applications or create new ones, by implementing OFBiz Screen, Form, Tree, and Menu Widgets
  • Create and deploy OFBiz Events and Services
  • Make administrative changes easily from the command-line
  • Add web service client(s) and service provider features to your OFBiz instance
  • Minimize frustration and wasted time with straightforward recipes designed to get you up and running quickly

Apache Open For Business (OFBiz) is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that provides a common data model and an extensive set of business processes. But without proper guidance on developing performance-critical applications, it is easy to make the wrong design and technology decisions. The power and promise of Apache OFBiz is comprehensively revealed in a collection of self-contained, quick, practical recipes in this Cookbook.

This book covers a range of topics from initial system setup to web application and HTML page creation, Java development, and data maintenance tasks. Focusing on a series of the most commonly performed OFBiz tasks, it provides clear, cogent, and easy-to-follow instructions designed to make the most of your OFBiz experience.

Let this book be your guide to enhancing your OFBiz productivity by saving you valuable time. Written specifically to give clear and straightforward answers to the most commonly asked OFBiz questions, this compendium of OFBiz recipes will show you everything you need to know to get things done in OFBiz.

Whether you are new to OFBiz or an old pro, you are sure to find many useful hints and handy tips here. Topics range from getting started to configuration and system setup, security and database management through the final stages of developing and testing new OFBiz applications.

  • Optimize your OFBiz experience and save hours of frustration with this timesaving collection of practical recipes covering a wide range of OFBiz topics.
  • Get answers to the most commonly asked OFBiz questions in an easy-to-digest reference style of presentation.
  • Discover insights into OFBiz design, implementation, and best practices by exploring real-life solutions.
  • Each recipe in this Cookbook is crafted to describe not only "how" to accomplish a specific task, but also "why" the technique works to ensure you get the most out of your OFBiz implementation.
Page Count 300
Course Length 9 hours 0 minutes
ISBN 9781847199188
Date Of Publication 6 Sep 2010


Ruth Hoffman

An OFBiz evangelist with over 25 years of information technology experience including stints in software design and development, training, project management, product marketing and software sales, Ruth has dedicated the last few years of her eventful career to furthering the OFBiz vision. Whether it be writing about OFBiz, providing implementation and OFBiz consulting services or just “kicking the OFBiz tires” for each new release, she enjoys working with and telling the world about all that this amazing ERP software suite has to offer.
Ruth’s current passion is her quest to provide high quality, cost effective OFBiz training and documentation. She has pursued this quest through multiple channels including the myofbiz.com website. She invites everyone to stop by, take a gander and give some feedback: http://www.myofbiz.com
As a long standing supporter of OFBiz, she has authored several other OFBiz titles including “OFBiz E-Commerce Out-Of-The-Box” and “The OFBiz Catalog Manager” For more information, please see: http://www.myofbiz.com.
I’d like to thank my partner, JC,  for being so patient and understanding, my daughter for not getting too upset when I cancelled our planned Lilac Festival adventure and my dog Sadie for sitting by me all those long hours when no one else would.
Also, my sincerest thanks go to Adrian Crum and Shi Jinghai for their dedicated efforts in providing technical review of this book. Thanks for keeping me honest and setting me straight on a number of occasions. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!