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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

Maintaining your test code

Like application code, test code is code, so handle it as application code should be handled, for example:

  • It needs to be secured, ideally by means of a source code management tool
  • It needs to be maintained and as any new customer wish will result in a change of the application code, it will most likely also change the test code
  • It needs to be debugged, whether you like it or not, as any coding done by a developer potentially inserts new bugs
  • It needs to be reviewed to assure that, like application code, it meets the coding standards

Extensions and tests

Before we conclude this chapter, a note must be made on how to organize your extension code with respect to application and test code.

If we take...