22 & 23 november 2018
Antwerp (Belgium)

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Vjekoslav Babic

Croatia


Cloud Ready Software
Partner

Vjekoslav Babić is a Microsoft Dynamics NAV architect, consultant, trainer, author and blogger, with 15 years of experience in NAV and 20 years of experience in IT

As a solutions architect and a project manager with a leading Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club service provider company, as a Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultant with Microsoft Services, and as an independent consultant he has been working on Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementations ranging from tiny one-man-bands to international corporations, delivering services and trainings all over the world.

In 2008, Vjekoslav co-authored the acclaimed book “Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009”. Vjekoslav runs an active blog about NAV implementation, project management and development best practices at vjeko.com, acts as a columnist and editorial advisory board member at MSDynamicsWorld.com, and as a columnist in a number of other web or printed magazines. Vjekoslav speaks regularly at Microsoft and Microsoft Dynamics conferences worldwide.

Since spring 2010, Vjekoslav has been awarded the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. He is a founding partner at Cloud Ready Software.

Hosted sessions

Evolution of a titan: a look at the development of NAV from an MVP angle
LEVEL: 300 - Advanced
Room 5

NAV of today is not NAV of yesterday. Every new version brings new things, old things become obsolete, and new concepts arise at every corner. Looking back at NAV over the past ten or fifteen years, there are very few things that are the same.

The architecture changed. The front end changed. Now, even the language changed. No matter when and how you started your NAV career, the NAV you work with today is not the NAV you started working with.

In this session, two of prominent NAV MVPs, Eric “Waldo” Wauters, and Vjekoslav “Vjeko” Babić will look back at the past fifteen years of development of NAV, and will provide insights, thought, reflections, praises, recommendations, and general thoughts of what happened, why it happened, how it influenced the future, as well as a look forward into what might be coming ahead and where this NAV ship is going to take us over the next few versions.

Fasten your seatbelts for a rollercoaster of architecture, best practices, technical twists and insight.

Developing control add-ins using AL language
LEVEL: 400 - Expert
Conference Hotel

Control add-ins have been around for a long time, but a true breakthrough has arrived only with the AL language support for them.
Building new control add-ins has never been easier, but there are still challenges to overcome, and best practices to observe, when building new, or porting old control add-ins to the AL language.

This one-day workshop, presented by a community veteran Vjeko Babić, will cover the development process for Control add-ins in AL language, end to end. It will arm you with all the necessary knowledge to build new control add-ins and make them blend seamlessly into your Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central solutions.

Prerequisites:

  • A laptop
  • Development-level access to an instance of Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Dynamics 365 Business Central with full permissions to deploy and manage control add-ins (preferably installed locally, or in an Azure VM)
  • Latest version of Visual Studio Code

Workshop date: Tuesday 20 November

JavaScript for NAV Developers
LEVEL: 400 - Expert
Conference Hotel

With an advent of web, and especially the tablet and the phone clients, it became obvious that we won’t be able to pretend the Web world has infiltrated our sacred C/AL ground for much longer. All the Web technologies, HTML5, CSS, and above all – JavaScript – have entered into our world and now we need to learn how to make this new animal behave in our own backyard. But JavaScript is not an easy beast to tame. Easygoing to the point of sloppiness, and flexible as a chewing gum, cryptic even before you minify it, as beautifl and elegant as it is cruel and scary, with functions that are variables that are also properties, and expressions, and at the same time behave as if they are all booleans, where everyting is either truthy or falsy, and where == was not good enough as an operator so it also came up with ===, if JavaScript gets you royally confused, don’t worry – it’s all by design.

If there was ever a language that was as powerful as to allow you to do absolutely any kind of craziness you could come up with, but at the same time allowing you to mess things up beyond all reason, then it’s JavaScript. It can do whatever you want it to do, and it’ll let you do whatever you want to do to it. And it now talks directly to C/AL, so you better get to know it well before it starts making fun of you.

This one-day workshop led by Vjekoslav Babić, who had been a seasoned Web developer for years before jumping on the C/AL wagon 15 years ago, you will learn all the intrinsics of JavaScript that can confuse an AL developer. Not only you’ll learn all the important language features such as callbacks and closures, or harness the immense power of expressions – you’ll also learn how to write efficient code, how to not make common mistakes, and how to take advantage of amazing development features embedded into every modern browser. And above all, you’ll learn how to properly use all this together with the good old C/AL.

Prerequisites:

  • A laptop
  • Latest version of Visual Studio Code

Workshop date: Wednesday 21 November


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