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  • Programming using the AL language in the Visual Studio Code development environment
  • Explore functional design and development using AL
  • How to build interactive pages and learn how to extract data for users
  • How to use best practices to design and develop modifications for new functionality integrated with the standard Business Central software
  • Become familiar with deploying the broad range of components available in a Business Central system
  • Create robust, viable systems to address specific business requirements

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a full ERP business solution suite with a robust set of development tools to support customization and enhancement. These tools can be used to tailor Business Central's in-built applications to support complete management functions for finance, supply chain, manufacturing, and operations.
Using a case study approach, this book will introduce you to Dynamics 365 Business Central and Visual Studio Code development tools to help you become a productive

Business Central developer. You'll also learn how to evaluate a product's development capabilities and manage Business Central-based development and implementation. You'll explore application structure, the construction of and uses for each object type, and how it all fits together to build apps that meet special business requirements.

By the end of this book, you'll understand how to design and develop high-quality software using the Visual Studio Code development environment, the AL language paired with the improved editor, patterns, and features.

  • Tailor your applications to best suit the needs of your business
  • Explore the latest features of Business Central with examples curated by industry experts
  • Integrate Business Central features in your applications with this comprehensive guide
Page Count 536
Course Length 16 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781789137798
Date Of Publication 29 Apr 2019


Mark Brummel

Mark Brummel started working with Navision in 1997 as an end user. He started working for a Navision solution center in 1999 and witnessed the evolution of the product. In 2006, he received the MVP award from Microsoft and started a journey of close involvement in the product. After the migration to Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the three-tier architecture and role-tailored user interface, he became a trusted consultant, frequently visiting the Microsoft Development Center in Copenhagen and speaking at events. Mark was very closely involved in the early ideas of implementing modern programming concepts that are now known as events and extensions. He is currently senior product specialist at ForNAV and a freelance software architect.

David Studebaker

David Studebaker has been designing and developing software since 1962 as a developer, consultant, manager, and business owner. In 1967, David coauthored the first general-purpose SPOOL system, an AT&T / IBM joint project. He has been a founding partner in several firms, most recently Studebaker Technology and Liberty Grove Software. David's publications include a decade of technical reviews for ACM Computing Reviews and a number of articles on shop floor data collection. David originated the Packt series of books on programming Dynamics Business Central (aka Dynamics NAV). He has a BS in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a life member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Chris Studebaker

Chris Studebaker was a certified environmental consultant working with manufacturing facilities to meet national and state regulations before he started working with Navision in 1999. After working on regulatory reporting, data analysis, project management, and subcontractor oversight, Chris has used those skills to sell, develop, and implement NAV for the past 20 years. He has specialized in retail, manufacturing, job shop, and distribution implementations, mostly in high-user-count, high-data-volume applications. Chris acts in a consulting and training role for customers and for peer NAV professionals. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University and has done graduate work at Denmark Technical University.