Future of developers in Power Platform

Dreaming in CRM & Power Platform

Generally all my posts are problem-solution type posts. I never write anything that is purely my opinion. But, considering the recent developments, I thought I should sit down and write down my thoughts. Before we even consider whether developers have a future in Power Platform, we need to first delve into the historical context of the developer’s role and their tasks in Dynamics CRM.

In the beginning of time

I come from a technical background, starting with ASP.NET WebForms, C# and Dynamics CRM OnPremise. Back in those days my role mostly revolved around Plugin, custom workflow assemblies, a bit of JavaScript to do data validation, hiding/unhiding or enabling/disabling fields. I also occasionally had to use Deployment Manager to do some backup/restore or UR installations.

A CRM Developer had to just know C#, CRM SDK, understand a bit of JavaScript to write crmForm.all. You never had to be highly skilled in…

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Published by Amar Singh

Experienced in Microsoft Dynamics 365 (CE) Functional, Test Automation, Integration Testing, Data Migration Testing and Manual Testing on various applications in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft. Have lead Dynamics 365 Functional Team, Manual Test Team, Automation Test Team and Data Migration Test Team.

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