Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - Vol 376

Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - Vol 376

ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central development and Dynamics NAV development. In Developer Digest Volume 376, we discuss the call for reviving the AL guidelines initiative, Docker licensing with Business Central, changes in BC code history, and more.

The Dynamics NAV and Business Central community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff, is made up of developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating, with the common goal of  sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, social media…so everyone can benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there?

So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV/BC experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

ALGuidelines.Dev is Born 

Waldo has been missing the days and flurry of activity on the NAV Design Patterns Wiki—so much so, that he has been blogging about reviving the initiative for AL guidelines. Now, the ALGuidelines.Dev site, where BC developers can learn about design patterns and best practices, is live. He’s even suggesting a DynamicsCon session on this topic (voting is now open) and is hosting discussions on github. Join the community and start contributing today! 

AL Procedure for Dimensions, Deploying Apps to Production, and More 

Erik Hougaard produces a steady stream of videos for the Business Central developer. His latest helpful vids include The Only AL Procedure You Need to Deal with Dimensions, Deploying Apps to Production, Customizing Release Management, Tree Controls, and how to not Fall Victim to PTE Ransomware in Business Central.  

Docker Licensing and Business Central  

If you haven’t heard about the upcoming licensing changes for Docker and Mirantis Container Runtime (formerly Docker Engine – Enterprise), Freddy provides all the details in his post, Docker and Business Central. He includes the differences between Docker Desktop and Mirantis Container Runtime, usage scenarios, and installation options. He also provides a PowerShell script and important reminders. The subscription grace period announced last August expires on January 31, 2022, so check out Freddy’s post for details and links to ensure you have the proper licensing to continue your use of Docker with Business Central.  

Changes in Business Central Code History 

Stefan Marón discovered changes in his MSDyn365.Code.History local clone for use with VS Code. The history was rewritten, so he explains how to correct this, then moves on to address Git large file storage.  

Interested in Dynamics NAV and/or Business Central development? Be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

Read “How To” blogs from ArcherPoint for practical advice on using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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