TicTacToe challenge winner announcement

In my last post I announced a challenge: the first pull request on my TicTacToe for AL GitHub repository that contains a properly written event handler with “AI” that either beats the human player or ends in a draw gets a special reward. Honestly, I didn’t expect to see any submissions there, because NAV community is not too GitHub savvy. I rarely get any hands up in the air when in my sessions or workshops I ask who uses GitHub. But, three forks arrived soon and one submission quickly followed. It provides a clean and working solution that properly applies the handler pattern and never loses a game.

And, the winner is: Bartel de Leeuw!

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A couple of AL controladdin demos – Google Maps and Tic Tac Toe

As a part of preparation for my last event of this year that concludes the conference season 2017 for me, I played around with the latest addition to the AL language stack for VS Code: control add-ins.

If you haven’t already tried it out, or heard about it, then you should get yourself a copy of NAV developer preview, and then visit the Control Add-In Object documentation for AL on MSDN to learn a little bit about how it works. The demo provided over there is, well, basic, to say the least, so I prepared two demos.

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Trust me – it works! NAV TechDays 2017 Wrap-up

Another NAV TechDays are behind us, and as always, this one was a blast, too. So many people, so much enthusiasm, such great energy and positive vibe, no wonder Luc fills up the conference to the last seat every year.

Last year it took me nearly a month and a half to find time to sort my materials and publish them on my blog, and I won’t let that happen again. So, while waiting for my flight back to Zagreb, I decided to be productive, rather than just get lost in something on my Kindle, so here it is.

I won’t be publishing the slide-deck directly, as Luc will soon publish both the slide deck, and the session recordings on Mibuso and YouTube, so you’ll be able to get your hands on that part. What I am publishing, though, should be quite enough for you to get your hands on my Azure Functions demos:

  • https://github.com/vjekob/TechDays2017 – repository containing the .NET bits for image manipulation demo I presented, together with the source code for the Azure Function that consumes it.
  • https://github.com/vjekob/TechDays2017AL – repository containing the AL app source code that “trust me, it works” on the latest Docker-based build of NAV 2018 “Tenerife”. This repo contains the FOB file of all the C/AL changes that were a part of my presentation.

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Invoking Azure Functions from AL recording available

The “Invoking Azure Functions from AL using Visual Studio Code” webinar is over, and it was a pleasure delivering it for you, folks. There were 350+ people registered for it, and over 200+ people attended it. With those kinds of stats, who wouldn’t want to deliver more of these?

So, I can promise to prepare a couple of more Azure Functions from AL seminars, covering different kinds of topics, including handling binary data, XML, advanced JSON, and similar. Stay tuned.

In the meanwhile, if you didn’t have a chance to watch the session today in prime time, you can access it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp13-nfVoEg&feature=youtu.be

Thanks to Mark and folks at NAV-Skills and Liberty Grove for making this possible.

Webinar: Invoking Azure Functions from AL in Visual Studio Code

Long time, no see, eh? Life and work sometimes kick in and that’s exactly what they did to me recently. I am not complaining, but I would have been happier, too, if I had been more active here.

Now that I am, in fact, here, let me announce the Invoking Azure Functions from AL in Visual Studio Code webinar that I will deliver next Tuesday, August 29, at 16:00, Central European Time.

This webinar, which is organized in cooperation with NAV-Skills, will cover the theory I scratched in my last blog post here, but will cover some more stuff. On top of a little more substance and structure than covered in my blog, it will also give you an opportunity to ask questions and make fun of me in front of an audience. Last opportunity for this before Directions US Smile

So, grab your seat by registering here. It’s free, but even if it wasn’t, you should still be there. Don’t let me find you absent, you are not excused! Smile

See you in the cloud!