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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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Coding Best Practices

In the previous chapters, we learned about Patterns that help us design objects and object elements. Now, we will start adding code to make them work together.

There are Design Patterns about structuring code, but most of the things that we will discuss in this chapter are considered best practices for writing code. Some of them are fundamental basics of object-oriented programming (OOP), such as Encapsulation, although Encapsulation is older than OOP and applies to Microsoft Dynamics NAV as well.

Good coding practices will improve the maintainability of your application, and make it easier to work with a team of developers on the same application, or share the code outside of your team. The latter is very common in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ecosystem, and starts with Microsoft sharing their code with NAV partners. Partners then again share the code with other partners and also customers. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a popular ERP system with customers who...