You remember NAVTechDays, right? The place where a lot begins, and a lot happens.
Well, I explained in my wrap-up of NAVTechDays2013 that there was (some) attention on something called “The Hooks Pattern”. Because of that – I dedicated a topic, specifically on the Hooks-pattern (which was also handled during our Pre-Conference Day workshop on “Development Best Practices for creating Partner Ready Software“). This seemed to have been a good thing, because we got quite some feedback on it, like “dude, you just solved my million dollar question” :-).
Where can I find this pattern?
What can this “Hooks Pattern” do for you?
Well .. in my opinion, quite a lot. We implemented this pattern internally in our product in kind of an “insane” way. Or let’s say “quite obsessively” .. or let’s say “very consequently” (that sounds more positive ;-)).
And with result: we were able to do a localization from W1 to BE in less then 30 minutes merging (which took us up to a minimum of 2 days with our old product – which only differs in design). After this localization, we did an upgrade to NAV2013R2 (which changed about +1400 objects, of which we changed 337 objects. So 337 objects to merge, which we did in 15 minutes. I must admit, we did all this with the Mergetool, which does a great job in combination with this pattern.. .
So .. I’m sticking to the pattern in the same insanely, obsessive consequence.. :-).
Any remarks are always welcome!