It is week 24 in the review of the CRM Field Guide chapters from the book – The CRM Field Guide – How to CRM Like an MVP with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. This week it is the 44 page Rapid Development Best Practices chapter.
This isn’t the typical instructional chapter in the CM Field Guide that walks you through a practical training session on a particular feature or component of the CRM system. You get to take a look inside a leading developer’s computer resources to see all the best utilities and methodologies that the author has assembled to make the development process less painful, more efficient, write and maintain better code, and deliver a superior product the client.
There are multitude of blog sites that have reviewed various utilities – free or commercial – to more rapidly develop CRM applications. This chapter does two things: puts them all together in one place and provides insight on why the ones that were identified are the best. Plus you get the re-assurance that they are good because the author is essentially giving us a peek inside of his computer and seeing the tools and processes he uses every day.
|The author starts the chapter off with perhaps what could be considered philosophical perspective on life and how that applies to coding for CRM.|
|After providing links and usage guidance for about 25 tools the author then moves on to the subject of source control.|
|The author than wraps it up with the responsibility we have as a system customizer and working with the client.|