A new book on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 development has recently been published by Packt Publishing. The book is aimed at developers new to Dynamics AX, and offers what I believe is both a detailed and pragmatic approach by focusing on the most important aspect and providing tons of in-depth step-by-step examples. Naturally, you can debate what areas are the most important, which in this case was decided by the book’s author Erlend Dalen. By looking at the book’s table of content, I believe he did an excellent job. Once I receive my copy of the book I’ll post a more detailed review.
From the publisher’s description:
What you will learn from this book
- Get to grips with the AX Development environment
- Understand the basics of the X++ language
- Reduce the time spent on coding by storing and relating data
- Create Reporting Services reports in Visual Studio using the new Reporting Service extensions
- Optimize data retrieval to ensure each transfer contains only the data necessary for the further operations
- Manipulate data in X++
- Effectively handle transaction scope by using different operators
- Develop a .Net class in Visual Studio and then use it in AX
- Build rich web portals with Enterprise Portal and ASP.NET
- Optimize application performance and extensibility
- Create services and expose them to external applications
- Build a new module in AX
If you want a free sample of one of the book’s chapters, you can download the chapter “Searching for Data”.