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Programming Microsoft® Dynamics™ NAV 2009 by David Studebaker

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Foreword

Since the first version of Dynamics NAV, simplicity has always been the biggest asset of the product, and the goal has always been that it should be easy to learn, easy to use, and easy to develop. For the NAV developers, this has been accomplished by limiting the number of concepts they have to learn.

The first is to use the concepts which are well known from real life, for example, Form, Page, Table, and Report. The next is to introduce a programming language C/AL, which is targeted at writing business logic and not device drivers. The third is to add an integrated development environment, which removes the need for "plumbing" logic, which typically pollutes the code in a normal development environment. The fourth is to add automatic ...

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