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Building ERP Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV

By : Stefano Demiliani
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Building ERP Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV

By: Stefano Demiliani

Overview of this book

Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV in the real world often requires you to integrate the ERP with external applications or solve complex architectural tasks in order to have a final successful project. This book will show you how to extend a Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation to the enterprise world in a practical way. The book starts with an introduction to Microsoft Dynamics NAV architecture and then moves on to advanced topics related to implementing real-world solutions based on NAV and external applications. You will learn how an enterprise distributed architecture with NAV at the core can be implemented. Through a series of real-world cases on every topic and every industry (sales, retail, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, and so on), you’ll see step by step how to efficiently solve a technical problem. These common problems encountered in a NAV implementation will be solved using the entire technology stack that Microsoft offers. By the end of the book, you will have the knowledge to efficiently solve certain scenarios, you will know which is the best solution architecture to propose to a customer and how to implement it.
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Building ERP Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV
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Creating a cross-platform application

We have previously discovered how to use NAV web services from a console application written using C# and the full .NET Framework. This application can run on all the Windows systems.

But how we can interact with NAV web services from other platforms, for example from a Linux or a Mac OS machine? We can use .NET Core!

.NET Core is a new open source subset of the .NET Framework. It shares a common baseline with the full .NET stack and it's composed of the following parts:

  • A .NET runtime

  • A set of base .NET Framework libraries, APIs that are available on all platforms and .NET runtimes

  • A set of SDK tools and compilers

  • The dotnet application host, used to execute .NET Core applications

Let's take a look at the following steps to create a cross-platform application:

  1. In the following figure, you can find a schema for the actual .NET development platform:

  2. You can download and install .NET Core SDK from the following link:

  3. The best way...