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Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV - Fifth Edition

By : Marije Brummel, David Studebaker, Christopher D. Studebaker
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Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV - Fifth Edition

By: Marije Brummel, David Studebaker, Christopher D. Studebaker

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a full business solution suite, and a complete ERP solution that contains a robust set of development tools to support customization and enhancement. These tools provide greater control over financials and can simplify supply chain, manufacturing, and operations. This book will take you from an introduction to Dynamics NAV and its integrated development tools to being a productive developer in the Dynamics NAV Development Environment. You will find this book very useful if you want to evaluate the product's development capabilities or need to manage Dynamics NAV based projects. It will teach you about the NAV application structure, the C/SIDE development environment, the C/AL language paired with the improved editor, the construction and uses of each object type, and how it all fits together to build universal applications. With this new edition, you will be able to understand how to design and develop using Patterns and new features such as Extensions and Events.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

C/SIDE Test-Driven Development

NAV 2017 includes the enhanced C/AL Testability feature set designed to support C/AL test-driven development. Test-driven development is an approach where the application tests are defined prior to the development of the application code. In an ideal situation, the code supporting application tests is written prior to, or at least at the same time as, the code implementing the target application function written.

Advantages of test-driven development include the following:

  • Designing testing processes in conjunction with functional design
  • Finding bugs early
  • Preventing bugs reaching production
  • Enabling regression testing which prevents changes from introducing new bugs into previously validated routines

The C/AL Testability feature provides test specific types of Codeunits-Test Codeunits and Test Running Codeunits. Test Codeunits contain Test methods, UI handlers, and C/AL code...