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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, you have learned how to break up software development into tasks that allow us to implement the methodology we learned in this book. You learned how to map functional elements to classes and methods, and apply the Architectural and Design Patterns.

After defining the base building blocks, we started coding and continued to normalize until the desired level of the code normalization was required.

We wrote automated test scripts that allowed us to test our code with a single action with the data isolation.

This application could then be easily upgraded or downgraded to other versions using the Delta file and PowerShell.

PowerShell also allowed us to build a new database with our software, and let us apply the Delta file and run the automated test. We saw that Visual Studio Online can be used to store our source code in a safe place.

The methodology used in this book is also taught in classroom training. Throughout the year, a team of teachers travels...