I think the book is great for several reasons:
- It is technical. The level of contents and technical depth is comparable to Inside Dynamics AX 2012.
- It is unique. The contents is written for this book. You will not find it anywhere else.
- It is self-contained. Whenever a concept is used, it will be explained – even when it is not directly related to services. So be prepared for excursions to the lands of CIL, WCF, Runbase, AX Security, Visual Studio, UI builders etc.
- It is actionable. Each chapter shows step-by-step, line-by-line what to do in various scenarios. Urging you to try it out yourselves.
- It is opinionated. I’m not sure how they managed, but the book somehow captures the atmosphere we had when building AX 2012 – we knew we were on to something special. The book deals out appraisals where due, and explains why AX 2012 is a huge leap forward for services.
- It is jovial. The tone in the book is welcoming and direct – I think the most used word is “you”. This is quite refreshing for a technical book.
A big “Thank You!” to the team behind the book for increasing the AX community’s knowledge: Klaas Deforche, Kenny Saelen, Palle Agermark, José Antonio Estevan and Tom Van Dyck.