Monday, 11 January 2010

Summary of AX6

Just thought I would post some of the links I found regarding AX6:

mpf has a series on the new AX Models, which will form the basis of deployment in future versions. The series consists of 4 parts, all of them well worth the read:

AX Models - Part 1 - Deploying models
AX Models - Part 2 - Manifest and Signing
AX Models - Part 3 - Multiple Models per Layer
AX Models - Part 4 - Working with Models Inside MorphX

Furthermore, Vincent has some nice changes made to the Editor, which can be seen here:

Dynamics AX6 - The new X++ editor

It appears that some of the things I discussed in x++ and C# compared are being implemented, which is much needed and widely wished for, as can be told by the number of comments on Vincent's post.

All in all, some nice improvements are bound for AX6 - when more details and posts appear around the net, I will add them to this post.

If you know of posts which relate to AX 6 which I havn't got on my list, please feel free to add them in the comment field, and I will add them to the list.

Having browsed through mpf's blog again - I found a few more posts on AX6:
AX6 sneak preview - X++ Unit test improvements
AX6 sneak preview - elements with 32 bit IDs
AX6 sneak preview - SQL AOD

Microsoft has also published their statement of direction, in which further functionality changes which will influence developers and their work are mentioned, so if you have access to PartnerSource it's a must read, as it gives an indication where AX is headed
Statement of Direction for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Preview to review of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Programming: Getting Started

As I mentioned in my post on the new feature of community content on MSDN, a new developer book has been published by Packt Publishing, viz. "Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Programming: Getting Started" by Erlend Dalen.

I have the privilege of writing a review of the book, but until I read the book from page to page, there is a sample chapter for you all the study titled "Searching for Data".
Having scanned the content of the book I am certain that it will provide the novice AX programmer with an easy accessable introduction to the programming language itself, its core syntax and structure along with step-by-step guides on how to e.g. create queries, as exemplified in the sample chapter which you can download from the link above.

One thing that I can readily tell is that 'foo' and 'bar' examples have been substituted with a business-like scenario of a car rental, so you get the feel of real life examples while learning the basics.

Enjoy the sample chapter and stay tuned for a full review.