Quite a few partners have build their CI/CD pipelines based on the HelloWorld CI/CD sample repository here: https://dev.azure.com/businesscentralapps/HelloWorld (the one used in the Hands On Lab – http://aka.ms/cicdhol).Continue reading
Only a few days have gone since releasing information about how to run Business Central in docker using artifacts and already a lot of people have tried this out and a lot of people are looking into changing their CI/CD pipelines to use artifacts.Continue reading
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of co-hosting the Office Hours on the Ready To Go Program with Peter Borring and Dmitry Chadayev.
If you are unfamiliar with the Ready To Go program, you should read here: http://aka.ms/readytogo and you can read more about the Office Hours calls here: http://aka.ms/readytogoofficehours Continue reading
Running automated tests is an essential part of any CI/CD strategy. For Business Central, we have been able to use containers and the function Run-TestsInNavContainer in the NavContainerHelper PowerShell module as described in this blog post (make sure you have read this before continuing) for 6-12 months and a lot of partners are already taking advantage of this. This blog post shows you how to get the max. out of the functions. Continue reading
This is part 5 of a blog post series. Part 1 contains all the prerequisites, part 2 is about cloning the project and get your sandbox environment up running, part 3 is about build agents, and building your project in Azure DevOps and part 4 is about branch policies and working with VSCode and Git. Continue reading
A professional development environment
When developing customizations for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, we have been used to have object modifications and source code stored in the database. A lot of partners have setup pools of databases with all their customer solutions. A lot of partners have developed mechanisms to use source code management by exporting the objects as text and using delta and merge tools – in general, partners have found a way to work with the complexity of code customizing NAV. Continue reading