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.Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

By : Luc van Vugt
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.Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

By: Luc van Vugt

Overview of this book

Dynamics 365 Business Central is the new cloud-based SaaS ERP proposition from Microsoft. It’s not as simple as it used to be way back when it was called Navigator, Navision Financials, or Microsoft Business Solutions-Navision. Our development practices are becoming more formal, and with this, the call for test automation is pressing on us. This book will teach you to leverage testing tools available with Dynamics 365 Business Central to perform automated testing. We’ll begin with a quick introduction to automated testing, followed by an overview of test automation in Dynamics 365 Business Central. Then you’ll learn to design and build automated tests and we’ll go through some efficient methods to get from requirements to application and testing code. Lastly, you’ll learn to incorporate your own and Microsoft tests into your daily development practice. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to write your own automated tests for Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Section 1: Automated Testing - A General Overview
Section 2: Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Section 3: Designing and Building Automated Tests for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Section 4: Integrating Automated Tests in Your Daily Development Practice

Integrating with daily build

Where software development is about building applications that link and automate business processes, modern software development adds this to its own processes as follows:

  • Sharing code in source code repositories that can be accessed and managed through APIs from anywhere
  • Building your software from scratch at any time automatically
  • Running an automated test run, triggered by the completed build, to show the validity of the rebuild software
  • Deploying a build approved by the automated tests is automatic on a scheduled time
  • Collecting all the results and statuses of the foregoing processes on a dashboard to inform the stakeholders about the sanity of the software

Contemporary development tools, such as Microsoft Azure DevOps, enable you to achieve this. The following screenshot shows a Azure DevOps dashboard integrating all of the preceding bullet...