16 & 17 november 2017
Antwerp (Belgium)


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Gunnar Gestsson


NAV Architect

Born in a small town, Sauðárkrókur, on the north cost of Iceland. Finished BSc in economics in the Icelandic University. Got his first computer at the age of thirteen and started to program data handling applications. Started to work for Kaupfélag Skagfirðinga, first in old IBM System, then developing Visual Basic office solutions on top of that IBM System and in 1994 started developing in Navigator. Moved to Element, a company owned by Kaupfélag Skagfirðinga that was aquired by Advania in 2003. Have worked there since. His office is in Sauðárkrókur and he is running his dynamics.is web site from his home.

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JSON meets NAV
LEVEL: 300 - Advanced
Conference Hotel

For many years we have been using Xml files. With the introduction of REST web services the Json file format was introduced. Json is an open-standard format that uses human-readable text to transmit data.

It is a very common data format used for asynchronous browser/server communication, including as a replacement for XML in some AJAX-style systems

As we move away from SOAP services into REST services we must be able to handle Json files in C/AL code. In the upcoming NAV release we will get more tools to handle Json file format. Both in the classic Development Environment and also the AL language in Visual Studio Code.

We will get to know the available tools and how to use them to make our development easier and more effective.

In this workshop we will start with the tools available in versions from NAV 2013R2 and end with you having programed your own VS code extension using REST web services and Json file format.


 "Location": "NAV TechDays 2017, 16 & 17 November 2017, Antwerp (Belgium)",
 "NAV": "Latest build installed",
 "VSCode": "Installed and configured for AL",
 "Knowledge": "Level 300, Advanced and up",
 "Hardware": "Bring your own laptop"

Workshop date: Tuesday 14 November or Wednesday 15 November. This is a one day workshop.

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