Ever since I started working with development, I have both created and consumed libraries, frameworks, utilities and snippets to simplify and streamline my code. The methods to include this code have varied a lot; from simply copy-pasting code to linked files to private NuGet servers with build automation, full CI/CD etc.Continue reading “Git Submodules in Visual Studio”
Ever since I started using the Plugin Trace Log for investigation of my plugins around three years ago, I have wondered why we don’t have timestamps with better granularity than seconds.
As I expressed it in an article from 2017:
Continue reading “The Milliseconds Are Here!”
Given the CPU power we have today, it is just incomprehensible why we should not get more detail in the timing of plugin execution.From A Canary in CRM
It is like defining my age by saying I was born sometime during the second half of the 20th century.
a.k.a – Once I did a session twice
Just like last year in Lisbon, I did a developer focused session during eXtreme365 in Dubrovnik. Last year I had full focus on how to develop plugins for analysis, primarily using the Plug-in Trace Log in the code and how to best analyze the results of it.
Continue reading “Five ways to improve Quality and Productivity of Dynamics 365 development”
This year I took a bit wider approach with an ambition to help developers become more productive and get higher quality of their code. In this article I will go through the five different areas I covered in the session.
Have you ever faced a situation when you don’t know why your Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement system behaves the way it does, or why your own plugins behave the way they do?
If you have, this might be a good time to put a canary in your system.
– A what?
– A canary.
You know when we were manually laboring down the coal mines, it happened that drilling into the rock inadvertently let out poisonous gas. So we brought in cages with canary birds putting their life at stake, to save our coal miners’ lives. The canaries were signaling the content of the atmosphere long before the coal miners would detect something dangerous. They did this by suddenly being upside down, instead of happily chattering.
As a plugin developer of many years, I have added extra tracing to my plugins more times than I can count and sometimes even added steps for more messages than necessary, and I am sure most of you reading this post have too, in one way or another.