Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

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By Luc van Vugt
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  1. Section 1: Automated Testing - A General Overview

About this book

Dynamics 365 Business Central is the new cloud-based SaaS ERP proposition from Microsoft. It’s not as simple as it used to be way back when it was called Navigator, Navision Financials, or Microsoft Business Solutions-Navision. Our development practices are becoming more formal, and with this, the call for test automation is pressing on us.

This book will teach you to leverage testing tools available with Dynamics 365 Business Central to perform automated testing. We’ll begin with a quick introduction to automated testing, followed by an overview of test automation in Dynamics 365 Business Central. Then you’ll learn to design and build automated tests and we’ll go through some efficient methods to get from requirements to application and testing code. Lastly, you’ll learn to incorporate your own and Microsoft tests into your daily development practice.

By the end of the book, you’ll be able to write your own automated tests for Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Publication date:
April 2019


Section 1: Automated Testing - A General Overview

In this section, you will be introduced to automated testing. We will discuss why you would want to use it, what it exactly entails, and when you should use it.

This section contains the following chapter:

  • Chapter 1, Introduction to Automated Testing

About the Author

  • Luc van Vugt

    In 1999, Luc van Vugt stepped into the Dynamics 365 Business Central world, training hundreds of developers. After Microsoft acquired Navision, he joined Microsoft’s Dynamics localization team GDL as tester, UA specialist, and project lead. For 6 years, he was closely involved with all successive releases. Since he left Microsoft, he has become an active community member by means of his blog. He is also co-founder of Dutch Dynamics Community and a speaker at conferences. For this, he has been awarded MS MVP since 2011. In 2014, he co-founded NAV Skills, supporting Dynamics 365 Business Central, at that time still called Dynamics NAV, pros around the globe with, among other things, webinars. In 2012, Luc started, doing miscellaneous projects, including Dynamics 365 Business Central development courses and workshops on design patterns, and automated testing. Luc is one of the main driving forces on test automation in the Dynamics 365 Business Central community.

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Latest Reviews

(3 reviews total)
Necessary book for all BC developers.
I've read this book without any knowledge about automated testing and good knowledge of Business Central. It explained very well what automated testing is and how to start with it. I especially like concrete examples in Excel to define tests and AL code that comes with this book gives which helps a lot to start with automated testing. I believe everybody in business with Business Central would benefit from reading this book, no matter if they are beginner or experienced professional.
Must read! Invaluable resource

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