Master Class Application Architecture & Design Patterns coming to UK

Did you read about this master class already? You should, so continue as it is really worthwhile as it discusses Dynamics NAV at a meta level bringing more structure to your understanding of it. And yes, even for those who have been working with NAV for ages already. We’re never too old to learn!

After successful performances in Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, Japan and Romania (and Iceland to go) the Dynamics NAV Master Class Application Architecture & Design Patterns is now coming to the UK.

Hosted by The NAV People and performed by Dynamics NAV MVP Luc van Vugt this 2 days training, initiated by Dynamics NAV MVP Mark Brummel, will be held on August 20 and 21, 2015.

I think this should be a mandatory class … developers who have the knowledge of design patterns and common coding practices inherently develop stronger, cleaner code.
Michael Hollinger, Harbor Wholesale Foods

An awesome course that covers the best practices of NAV development and application architecture.
Sukeev Kailayapathy, Second Foundation

During the workshop, we will reveal all the secrets that are hidden in the Dynamics NAV Source Code. You will get answers to questions like…

  • How is Dynamics NAV architected and how do the modules communicate?
  • What are Design Patterns and Anti Patterns and how do they apply to Dynamics NAV?
  • How can I avoid conflicts during my object merge?
  • Why does Dynamics NAV have so much Code Cloning?
  • Are the coding standard documented and how can apply them?
  • Can I implement Object Oriented concepts such as MVVM, overloading and reflection?
  • Best Practices such as Encapsulation and Natural Language Programming?
  • Be familiar with over 30 most used Design Patterns in Dynamics NAV?
  • What does a perfect UI look like to be repeatable in the cloud?

Registration & Cost

To register for this training send a mail to
2 days workshop for £ 650 / € 900, incl. lunch and training material (excl. VAT).


  • 1+ year development on Dynamics NAV (level Solution Developer), or
  • 5+ years development on similar ERP platform, or
  • 5+ years .NET development

Course Outline

The course has four, iterative blocks that explain the elements for good software architecture using Design Patterns – Repeatable User Interface, Coding Guidelines, Architectural Principles and Exercises.


  • Introduction to Application Architecture
  • Rollup update & Upgrade Strategies
  • Design Patterns & Anti Patterns
  • Meta Data Driven Software Development

Object Architecture

  • Define Object Hierarchy
  • Enhance the use of the Symbol Menu
  • Interfaces
  • Function Libraries
  • Natural Language Programming
  • Encapsulation
  • Arguments & Overloading
  • Façade & Hooks

Coding Guidelines

  • Design
  • Internationalization
  • Localizability
  • Readability
  • Data Dictionary
  • Hungarian Notation
  • User Interface
Design Patterns 

  • Singleton, Multi Level Setup & Rules Pattern
  • Master Data, Entity State & Compound
  • Documents, Copy, Posting & Archiving
  • Test Near, Test Far, Do It, Clean Up

Code Cloning

  • Fundamentals
  • Transaction Mirroring
  • Forking, Templating, Customize & Exact Match

Modern UI for Repeatable Software

  • Instructions in the User Interface
  • Transaction Data Update
  • Hiding Fields & Fast tabs
  • Totals on Sub Pages
  • Create Data from Templates

Model View View Model

  • Working with Temporary Tables
  • MVVM Pages
  • Reports based on data in memory
  • Query data on Pages


  1. Hi Tharanga,

    Mark has already been to Japan, so yes we are (not only) planning  that.

    Please send me a mail ( to discuss more.

  2. 5 subscribers already … who's next?

  3. 2 more subscribers in the mean time making it 7 now (max. approx. 12).

  4. Hi Matthias,

    We are working on it. Nothing set yet for DE. However, we have workshops also planned in AT, DK and PL.

  5. For UK 1 subscriber more, making it 8 (of max. 12)

  6. 10 attendants for next week. @Paul Burville, unfortunate that you cannot be there. There surely will be a next time.

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