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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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Managing the source code

The sources of our application are now stored as text files on our file system, but this is not a very easy way to collaborate. Keeping the versions of our files is a manual process that requires a lot of discipline.

Instead of the manual process, we can use a source code management system that helps us in this process. Since 2014, Microsoft has had a free cloud service for this—Visual Studio Online. This is essentially a cloud version of Team Foundation Server. Let's see how we can use this.

Creating the workspace

If we go to, we can set up a new workspace. We will use Each workspace gets five free users for the source code control and unlimited users for creating and maintaining tasks. On top of the five free users, you can add users with an MSDN subscription for free too, which is shown as follows:

After the account is created, we...