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Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

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Dexterity overview

Dexterity is more than a programming language; it is a comprehensive Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Dexterity is the tool that was used to create Dynamics GP in the first place. This proprietary tool was created by Great Plains Software, Inc. in the late 1980s. While most other financial application vendors were using toolsets developed in Visual Basic, Dexterity was written in C++ with the .NET elements written in C#. This is significant because Visual Basic is only available from one vendor, Microsoft. On the other hand, C++ is a standards-based programming language. As a standards-based language, you can purchase it from any number of vendors.

C++ is compatible with C and other languages, thereby offering portability ...

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