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Webinar: CI/CD from AL developer’s shoes

After two very successful webinars about Git internals and Git branching models and strategies, I am now announcing the next one, titled CI/CD from AL developer’s shoes. When talking about CI/CD, one word typically pops to mind: pipelines. But pipelines is just one aspect of this much wider and bigger topic. Let me just say […]

Conditional directives

One of the new features of the AL compiler that arrived with 2020 Wave 2 is Precompiler directives. This is nothing spectacular, programming languages had these kinds of things since the dawn of programming languages, and now we have them too. The biggest thing, though, is that on their surface, just like so many other […]

Custom images in Business Central List Pages

CUSTOM IMAGES IN BUSINESS CENTRAL LIST PAGES The ideal would be a mediaset field, unfortunately, the display from the web client in the lists is not perfect, you need to use brickview to view; in this case, we can still use the old technology based on blob fields (deprecated). “Hi, do you know if there is any way of displaying […]

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Setting up docker containers with apps from AppSource

For a long time, we have been looking for a solution to be able to set up a docker environment, and then download the necessary apps from AppSource. Why? For different reasons. Like, to set up a development environment. I know we can do that in an online sandbox, but .. we’re already doing this …

Restoring your online Business Central database locally

1½ years ago I wrote a blog post called Mounting a database from my online environment using SQL Server on the host . This blog post explains exactly the same thing, just end 2 end and much easier to...()

Managing secrets in your scripts

Most people have tried it. You are writing a script, which connects to a service using a user name and a password or you are using a Shared Access Service token to access insider builds from Microsoft...()

Test Automation: It’s Not A Buzz Word, But A Grand Helping Hand

I reckon that any of us using a computer has the experience that the applications you’re using do not always act the way you expect it to do. This might be a matter of ignorance, i.e. simply not knowing how it works, but it also could be that they are not behaving as intended. The latter is what we call a bug. In the words of :

A bug is an error, flaw or fault in a computer program or system that causes it to produce an incorrect or unexpected result, or to behave in unintended ways.

I tend to narrow this down to:

A bug is an untested feature.

This short definition highlights that any kind of bug, be it a real fault, an unexpected result, or whatever, boils down to the fact that this behavior was not revealed by testing. No scenario was thought up to uncover this behavior before the application was released, only to be discovered in daily usage.

Read the full article on opgona.training where it was originally posted: .

Test Automation: It’s Not A Buzz Word, But A Grand Helping Hand (1)

I reckon that any of us using a computer has the experience that the applications you’re using do not always act the way you expect it to do. This might be a matter of ignorance, i.e. simply not knowing how it works, but it also could be that they are not behaving as intended. The latter is what we call a bug. In the words of :

A bug is an error, flaw or fault in a computer program or system that causes it to produce an incorrect or unexpected result, or to behave in unintended ways.

I tend to narrow this down to:

A bug is an untested feature.

This short definition highlights that any kind of bug, be it a real fault, an unexpected result, or whatever, boils down to the fact that this behavior was not revealed by testing. No scenario was thought up to uncover this behavior before the application was released, only to be discovered in daily usage.

Read the full article on opgona.training where it was originally posted: .

Webinar on 11/3 - Preparing for the future with Business Central

Join our free Directions 4 Partners webinar on Thursday 11. March at 16:00 CET with our MVP Expert panel , and to share their thoughts and guidance on preparing for the future with Business Central.

NavContainerHelper doesn’t work anymore…

With a total of over 300000 downloads, NavContainerHelper is no more. As of this weekend, NavContainerHelper cannot be used to create containers anymore. There has been a lot of blog posts here on my...()