Symbols demystified

Over the last months, I have received a lot of questions on Symbols:

  • Why does Compile-AppInNavContainer get different symbols than VS Code?
  • When I import new objects to Business Central, why don’t I get the symbols?
  • Why do I have the Assert Codeunit twice?
  • Why can’t Business Central find the Assert Codeunit?

Just to name a few.

This blog post will try to explain how symbols works and give an answer these questions, by showing some samples. Continue reading

Process Isolation for containers in Windows 10

For a few months we have known that Docker for Windows would get support for process isolation under Windows 10. Arend-Jan Kauffmann explained how to use nightly builds from Docker to get the feature early and test it. I of course jumped on this and have been running a nightly build of Docker since December 6th.

A few days ago the feature was released in the edge release of Docker Desktop. Continue reading

Clean up after yourself Docker, your mom isn’t here!

Docker is an amazing tool.

As Dynamics 365 Business Central or Microsoft Dynamics NAV developers we can spin up any version of the platform and app in minutes and use our favourite tools to work with it.

Using the layering techniques from Docker, these images will be stored on disc as efficient as possible and every time I start up a new container, it reuses the disc space and your running container just becomes another layer on top of your image.

Really really smart, but it does take up some disc space and it isn’t very good at cleaning up. Continue reading

Business Central Build Numbers

Now and then, I get questions about the build numbers – what do they all mean? I always try to tell people that they don’t really need to know but for some reason, that just makes people more curious. So instead of answering the same question over and over again – here is what I know… Continue reading