Automated Testing for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Business Central

If you have Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Business Central, you might have heard that Microsoft offers automated test scripts. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that Microsoft has been creating automated test scripts since 2016. The current count is 40,000+ automated test scripts—which are free to use—and Microsoft is constantly adding more. The concept is becoming more… Continue reading Automated Testing for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Business Central

Three Keys of Go-Live Success

Throughout my years as a developer, I have learned how to best prepare for a Dynamics NAV upgrade and go-live. I have dubbed this the three keys of go-live success: testing, training, and transitioning. Testing Test the system thoroughly. If you invest time testing the system before you go live, you should find issues. If testing does… Continue reading Three Keys of Go-Live Success

Auto-Testing in ERP

In the Microsoft World In theory, I completely agree with auto-testing. In the past, I’ve been on development teams that heavily leaned on unit and system testing. However, at least in NAV practice, I can see a huge imbalance between test maintenance and benefit. Microsoft runs tests on all their supported NAV versions twice a… Continue reading Auto-Testing in ERP

Importance of Software Testing during Implementation

In today’s tech-driven business world, software is all around us. We experience the tremendous benefits in a variety of ways, especially its impact on improving operating efficiency. However, despite software’s inherent importance, we tend to forget about testing. We assume once implemented, our software will work flawlessly. And when it doesn’t, we are often shocked… Continue reading Importance of Software Testing during Implementation

Developers and Testing – Part 4: An Alternative to Manual Testing

In this four-part series, ArcherPoint’s Matt Traxinger discusses the relationship between development and testing, how to improve your testing skills, and an alternative approach to testing. If you’re just joining us, be sure to read Part 1: Developers Don’t Make Good Testers, Part 2: The Importance of Quality. and Part 3: Improving Your Testing Skills.… Continue reading Developers and Testing – Part 4: An Alternative to Manual Testing

Developers and Testing – Part 3: Improving Your Testing Skills

In this four-part series, ArcherPoint’s Matt Traxinger discusses the relationship between development and testing, how to improve your testing skills, and an alternative approach to testing. If you’re just joining us, be sure to read Part 1: Developers Don’t Make Good Testers and Part 2: The Importance of Quality. We all do our best to… Continue reading Developers and Testing – Part 3: Improving Your Testing Skills

Developers and Testing – Part 2: The Importance of Quality

In this four-part series, ArcherPoint’s Matt Traxinger discusses the relationship between development and testing, how to improve your testing skills, and an alternative approach to testing. If you’re just joining us, be sure to read Part 1: Developers Don’t Make Good Testers. Quality is important. I think everyone agrees on that point. Or at least… Continue reading Developers and Testing – Part 2: The Importance of Quality

Developers and Testing – Part 1: Developers Don’t Make Good Testers

I admit it, I am not a good tester. I’m a software developer, though, so that should go without saying. I have, on occasion, and especially in my early days, delivered some seriously buggy code to my customers. In this first of a series on testing, I’ve decided to explore the reasons behind developers’ lack… Continue reading Developers and Testing – Part 1: Developers Don’t Make Good Testers

Dynamics NAV Testing Automation and False Positives and Negatives

One of the cool add-ons you can get for Microsoft Dynamics NAV is the Application Test Toolset. For details and a download link, visit Microsoft Dynamics NAV Team Blog. (NOTE: you’ll need a PartnerSource login to access the link.) In the blog entry, there are details about setting up the test tool, and it would… Continue reading Dynamics NAV Testing Automation and False Positives and Negatives