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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 learned about anti-patterns and how to handle legacy code. We discussed forking, templating, customizing, and exact match—the four types of code cloning.

We talked about boat anchors. We also talked about keeping the application code that is no longer in use, which could potentially harm upgrades and confuse developers. To handle the legacy code, we learned how to refactor tables and code while reducing the risk of introducing errors and maintaining the upgrade paths.

In the next chapter, we will combine the Patterns and methodology that we learned in this book into a functional application.