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Learning Dynamics NAV Patterns

By : Marije Brummel
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Learning Dynamics NAV Patterns

By: Marije Brummel

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a complete ERP system, which also contains a robust set of development tools to support customization and enhancement. These include an object designer for each of the seven application object types, a business application-oriented programming language with .NET interface capability, a compiler, a debugger, and programming testing language support. Learning Dynamics NAV Patterns will guide you through the NAV way of solving problems. This book will first introduce you to patterns and the software architecture of the NAV and then help you to build an example application. Then, it walks you through the details of architectural patterns, design patterns, and implementation patterns. This book will also talk about anti-patterns and handling legacy code. Finally, it teaches you to build solutions using patterns. Proven patterns and best practices will help you create better solutions that are easy to maintain in larger teams across several locations. It will guide you through combining abstract patterns using easy-to-understand examples and will help you decide which patterns to use in which scenarios.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)
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In this chapter we have successfully combined the Patterns we have learned in the previous chapter into an abstract application. We also combined Architectural Patterns and Design Patterns to create functional behavior, and learned how the Architectural Patterns have a hierarchy in a layered model, allowing users to work with the system in an understandable way.

These elements can be used over and over again, and will always result in a software that is recognizable as Dynamics NAV and maintainable by people who understand these Patterns. This makes Patterns a very powerful set of knowledge when designing applications in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

In the next chapter, we will look at coding best practices that will help you design software that others can maintain and is easily upgradable to newer versions.