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Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

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Summary

Choosing a development tool is influenced by four prominent considerations:

  • Type of integration
  • Capabilities of the toolset
  • Skills of the developer
  • Prerequisites of licensing to the end user

In this chapter we described how the following ten development tools fit into the considerations just mentioned:

  • Dexterity
  • VS Tools
  • Modifier with VBA
  • Continuum
  • Extender and eXtender Enterprise
  • DDE, ODBC, and ADO,and OLE Automation
  • Integration Manager
  • Table Import
  • eConnect
  • Web services

We looked at which of the tools would modify the user interface, add functionality, or just access the database directly. At the end of the day, the solution needs to meet the specification, be supportable, affordable, and upgradable.

The next chapter is more of a hands-on case study. ...

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