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Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central - Second Edition

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Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central - Second Edition

Overview of this book

Dynamics 365 Business Central is a cloud-based SaaS ERP proposition from Microsoft. With development practices becoming more formal, implementing changes or new features is not as simple as it used to be back when Dynamics 365 Business Central was called Navigator, Navision Financials, or Microsoft Business Solutions-Navision, and the call for test automation is increasing. This book will show you how to leverage the testing tools available in Dynamics 365 Business Central to perform automated testing. Starting with a quick introduction to automated testing and test-driven development (TDD), you'll get an overview of test automation in Dynamics 365 Business Central. You'll then learn how to design and build automated tests and explore methods to progress from requirements to application and testing code. Next, you'll find out how you can incorporate your own as well as Microsoft tests into your development practice. With the addition of three new chapters, this second edition covers in detail how to construct complex scenarios, write testable code, and test processes with incoming and outgoing calls. By the end of this book, you'll be able to write your own automated tests for Microsoft Business Central.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
1
Section 1: Automated Testing – A General Overview
4
Section 2:Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
7
Section 3:Designing and Building Automated Tests for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
12
Section 4:Integrating Automated Tests in Your Daily Development Practice
15
Section 5:Advanced Topics
19
Section 6:Appendix

Further reading

Test-Driven Development has been around for quite a while and there has been a lot written on it in books and blog posts, so let's share some of them, starting with two masterpieces a lot of TDD-based programming and discussions have their roots in:

  • Kent Beck, Test-Driven Development – By Example, Addison-Wesley, 2003
  • James W. Newkirk and Alexei A. Vorontsov, Test-Driven Development in Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Press, 2004
  • Triangulation:

    https://www.fluxxus.nl/index.php/bc/tdd-in-nav-triangulation/

    http://codemanship.co.uk/parlezuml/blog/?postid=1157

  • A TDD example on Dynamics NAV:

    https://www.fluxxus.nl/index.php/BC/test-driven-development-in-nav-intro

  • TDD Inside-out or Outside-in:

    https://www.codurance.com/publications/2015/05/12/does-tdd-lead-to-good-design

    https://github.com/testdouble/contributing-tests/wiki/Detroit-school-TDD

    https://github.com/testdouble/contributing-tests/wiki/London-school-TDD

    https://www.browserstack.com/guide...