16 & 17 november 2017
Antwerp (Belgium)

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Luc van Vugt

Netherlands


fluxxus.nl
NAV/QA Consultant & Trainer

Just before the turn of the century Luc stepped into the NAV world training hundreds of developers of which most are still around.

After Microsoft acquired Navision Luc joined the Dynamics localization team as tester and UA specialist and was acting project lead for the first new releases. For 6 years he was closely involved with all successive releases to the (West) European market up till NAV 2009 SP1. Ever since then Luc has been working with source and product management system like Team Foundation Server.

Since he left Microsoft in 2009, Luc has become an active community member by means of his blog and co-founder of the successful Dutch Dynamics Community. For this Luc has been rewarded the Microsoft award “Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) for MS Dynamics NAV since 2011.

In 2012 Luc started his own company, called fluxxus.nl, doing various projects including conducting training on the use of NAV and Team Foundation Server.

Hosted sessions

Best practices to get standard automated tests running on your solution
LEVEL: 300 - Advanced

With over 15.000 tests Microsoft has provided us with a humongous test collateral. This potentially enables us to test a huge part of our solution(s) on a regular base and at the same time provides us with innumerable examples for writing our own automated tests.

But how to get it running when a lot of tests seem to fail? How to effectively make use of these examples and start writing your own automated test?

In this session Luc van Vugt and James Crowter will share with you the best practices that have helped them getting automated tests work on their solution(s).

Writing your own automated tests
LEVEL: 200 - Intermediate
Conference Hotel

Based on an internal need Microsoft introduced the Testability framework with NAV 2009 SP1. Using this framework over 17,000 automated tests have been created over time, supported by more than 50 function libraries.

Making use of this big collection of examples can you will learn what the essences of automated testing are, and how the testability framework and function libraries can be used to create your own automated test.

This workshop logically follows the Tuesday November 14 workshop Getting Microsoft automated tests working on your solution, but can be participated in independently.

Prerequisites:

Bring your laptop with

  • latest version of NAV installed with a clean CRONUS database, preferably w1
  • latest product DVD
  • your developers license

Workshop date: Wednesday 15 November

Getting Microsoft automated tests working on your solution
LEVEL: 200 - Intermediate
Conference Hotel

Since NAV 2016, with every major release and cumulative update, Microsoft provides us with a load of automated tests to run against standard code. As the solutions we build, one way or another, extend standard behavior, this standard test collateral can be an invaluable asset in safeguarding the quality of our code. Now in a fast changing market with a higher frequency of updates retesting your code, on a regular base and in shorter time, has become more relevant than ever. And actually the only option you have to achieve this is using automated tests.

In this one day workshop we will use the Microsoft standard tests to learn about the concept of automated testing and how to get the them run on your solution with as little as effort as possible. This will be a good basis for your next step: writing your own tests, the topic of the second workshop Writing your own automated tests, that will be held on Wednesday November 15, 2017.

Prerequisites:

Bring your laptop with

  • latest version of NAV installed with a clean CRONUS database, preferably w1
  • latest product DVD
  • your developers license

Workshop date: Tuesday 14 November


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  • “ The whole event is fantastic. I REALLY loved the pre-conference workshops, so I was very happy to hear that there will be two days next year. The food was great, the accommodation is great, SUPER seats and screen, having the sessions on video later is icing on the cake. ”

  • “ Absolute eye-opener. It helps to overcome fears of the unknown and stimulates the envy to try out new things. I am really very grateful to NAV TechDays and especially Luc Van Dyck to make this happen. ”

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