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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

Using customer wish as test design

Goal: Learn why to describe requirements in the form of a test design.

A past ideal of development was a staged one, where each phase would finish before the next started. Just like a waterfall, with water flowing from one level to the other. From requirements gathering to analyses, to design, coding, testing, and finally, operation and maintenance, each phase would have its deadlines, and documented deliverables handed off to the next phase. One of the major drawbacks of this system is its responsiveness to changing insights, resulting in changing requirements. Another is the significant overhead of documents produced. In the recent decade or two, agile methodologies have become a general practice for tackling these drawbacks.

Introducing a test design, an extra document, to your development practice is maybe not what you have been waiting for...