Before diving into the specifics of page scripting in Business Central, it’s essential to lay a solid foundation for user acceptance testing (UAT). This blog post will serve as a PREREQUSITE for the forthcoming blogs on page scripting, ensuring you are well-prepared to maximize this powerful in-client scripting tool.

Some years ago, I had the privilege of working as a Teaching Associate alongside my responsibilities with Business Central. During that time, I collaborated with Professor Olga Ristic to create a comprehensive course on software testing. Our efforts culminated in the release of a book titled “Software Testing Practicum” in 2019. Since its publication, this book has been a mandatory resource for students enrolled in the requisite software testing course at our faculty. (ResearchGate Publication)

Our book is divided into two main sections: theoretical and practical. The theoretical part provides a thorough understanding of software testing principles, while the practical section offers hands-on experience using the Java JUnit testing toolkit. This dual approach ensures that students not only grasp the concepts but also apply them in real-world scenarios.

Now, with Business Central introducing Page Scripting, we have an excellent opportunity to leverage this tool for creating user acceptance tests. Page Scripting is a remarkable in-client scripting tool that simplifies the process of testing within the Business Central environment. However, before we delve into the practical aspects of page scripting, it’s crucial to understand how to structure your UAT effectively.

Just as we did in our book for students, we will start with the foundational knowledge necessary for successful UAT. One key section of our book that is particularly relevant here is the methods of black-box testing. Black-box testing focuses on testing the functionality of the software without delving into its internal structures or workings. It is an ideal method for UAT, ensuring that the software meets the specified requirements from an end-user’s perspective.

In this blog post, I will share insights from our book on the various methods of black-box testing. Understanding these methods will provide you with the necessary framework to design and implement effective UATs for your Business Central projects. By mastering these concepts, you will be well-equipped to transition seamlessly into the practical aspects of page scripting.

Here is translated part of the Book to English in PDF:

Stay tuned for future posts where we will explore the intricacies of page scripting in Business Central, building on the solid foundation of well-structured user acceptance testing.

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