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Last week, I was working on the final bits of a release pipeline for Business Central in Azure DevOps and all that was left was to import a couple of RapidStart packages in an automated (PowerShell) fashion.The only (future-proof) automated way of doing this is by using the automation APIs
It has been 7 months since I released my VS Code extension called NAVBaaS Git, a free extension that seamlessly integrates your C/SIDE development with Git and Docker. (you can read all about it here)With 544 unique installations and almost 1400 downloads, it’s safe to conclude that quite a number
In my previous blog post, we looked at how to authenticate and call the Business Central Admin Center Telemetry API, we ended up with a response message that we could not deserialize into a C# class.Luckily some guys from Microsoft stumbled upon my blog post and asked for feedback, which
With Business Central you get something called Business Central Admin Center, the place where tenant admins and delegated admins (the partner associated with the tenant) perform admin tasks like manage environments, set upgrade windows and view telemetry. Everything you can do through the admin center can also be done through
For the people that missed out on the session called ‘Performance: Business Central reloaded for the Cloud’ at the #navtechdays this year, it’s extremely important to catch-up with the topics discussed as this was the most informative session at the event.One key takeaway of the session is about that magic
What do you do when you need to kill some time in a hotel before the NAV TechDays break loose? That’s right, write a blog post! This one has been on my list for quite some time now but there were always more interesting things to blog about, but now it’s time
We’re in an era where we are expected to deliver software more often and to deliver it faster, in other words, we’re expected to be agile. In order to be agile, we need continuous integration, continuous integration is a practice where members of a team integrate their work several times
Last week at directions Microsoft did a demo where they’ve shown the full solution running as an extension with only the system objects left in C/SIDE, that’s great, right? In this blog, I’ll share my thoughts on the subject and make you aware of the impact it has.
Just two weeks ago I released the initial version of my VS Code extension NAVBaaS Git at the Dutch Dynamics Community event, in case you missed it, you can catch up here. At first, I want to thank everyone that downloaded the extension and especially the people that gave me
I’m very happy to announce that my first Visual Studio Code extension called NAVBaaS Git has been released last Wednesday. The people who attended the session about Continuous Integration at the Dutch Dynamics Community event already had their first glimpse at the brand new extension and I really hope that
When running AL and C/SIDE side by side you always want to have your symbols up to date, this can be done by starting up finsql.exe with the parameter generatesymbolreference=yes as described here, but it’s also possible to generate symbols at compile time when using the Compile-NAVApplicationObject cmdlet.
It can be very handy to know which NAV Docker images are available on Microsoft’s public Docker repository, you can either do this the boring way by browsing this website (it will only show the 100? most recent tags) or the cool way by using (obviously) PowerShell.
With the release of the latest development preview most of the functions in the test libraries are marked as external, meaning they can be used for extension development!
With the current test framework and it’s limitations it can sometimes be hard to find a way to test your code, this gets even worse when external web services are called. I’ve seen a number of (bad) workarounds in the last few months varying from calling a nonexistent endpoint to
With AL you can already create test codeunits, write test functions but you have to use your own libraries because all functions in the standard libraries are not marked as external.. After reporting an issue on GitHub Microsoft confirmed they’ll be marked as external in the January update! In my
The time has come, we can finally run multiple NAV versions, cu’s and localization’s side by side with Docker, but how do we actually move our old and dusty c/side development environment to a modern place?
In the ideal world you have a nightly build, creating your entire solution from scratch, running all the automated tests that come with standard NAV and so on. During business hours you basically want the same thing but a lot faster, you want to have feedback about your modifications as
Automating your automated tests is just as important as creating and maintaining them, you want to be able to run your tests at least once a day and ideally multiple times a day or even after every check-in. All we have to invoke these automated tests is PowerShell but there’s