Using Docker to Improve Your Development Workflow

In this presentation, we show how we have developed our own development workflow. We have built a customer configuration data engine in Odoo. With this data we can auto-provision a development, testing or production environment that suits the needs for our customer.

The engine is build in order to facilitate hierarchical configuration data so we can 'inherit' a production instance and change only the values needed for our testing or development needs. We also explain what we've done before that and why this did not work out before. Using this this method, we show how we can setup a docker development instance from scratch in only a few minutes, automatically installing all apt, python and git dependencies for external modules and start an interactive debugging session with the pycharm IDE.