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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 guidelines

Best practices for writing code in any language start with a set of programming guidelines. This is important for any development team, but crucial for projects that share code with different teams, such as Dynamics NAV.

The programming guidelines for C/AL have hardly changed in 30 years. For Navision Software A/S and later, Microsoft has always had very clear coding guidelines. Throughout the lifecycle of the application, they have been very consistent.

In January 2015, Microsoft released an updated set of guidelines, based on NAV 2015. We will discuss the most important ones.

You can find the guidelines at, and

Code design

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