About Xavier Potau

I am a software developer from Barcelona living in Dublin, Ireland. I've been in IT for over 20 years but I have a passion for photography. If you like this blog please visit my Facebook page at facebook.com/xavierpotau

Picture Perfect – PhotoJournalism series

I came across this short video series called Picture Perfect from 2011 produced by Vice and Incase in Youtube by chance and I am impressed by it's quality. Do not know how I missed it until now. I am sharing them here with a short description and link to each photographer's website in case you [...]

Picture Perfect – PhotoJournalism series 2017-04-18T10:34:54+00:00

Dynamics NAV – Integer to Text with leading zeros

If you want to convert an integer to a text string of a specific length where the left values are all zeros, there is no automatic way to do it in C/AL. But you can use the following sample function to convert that integer into the format you need. […]

Dynamics NAV – Integer to Text with leading zeros 2017-01-13T22:21:54+00:00

How to be more critical and improve your Street Photography

It all started for me when I read somewhere that you must not publish your own photos the same day you take them, because you are emotionally attached to them. You should instead wait few weeks, come back to your editor of choice and then do your editing. I understand I am just an amateur [...]

How to be more critical and improve your Street Photography 2017-01-16T16:37:51+00:00

Latest web project: Divulgamusic

Starting the new year I have finished my latest web design project for Divulgamusic.com. Check it out! Montse Canela is a talented musician and music teacher offering her services as lecturer/speaker for conferences and schools around Catalonia. We worked on this website for few weeks, I helped Montse working on the content structure, brand design [...]

Latest web project: Divulgamusic 2017-01-17T14:41:51+00:00

Dynamics NAV – Show Time Left in Dialog Window

Dynamics NAV allow us developers to add dialog boxes to show progress dialogs for long tasks. This is something that I consider essential whenever is possible, to inform users of what is going on and improve the user experience. I noticed time ago that all of the dialogs I have seen already implemented were at most [...]

Dynamics NAV – Show Time Left in Dialog Window 2017-01-17T12:35:49+00:00

Photo Project 02: Portraits of strangers “Dubliners”

Couple of years back saw a post blog about this guy in Singapore doing portraits of strangers. The original idea was to push himself to be more extrovert and confident with his camera. I loved the idea, and his photos were amazing and I have been wanting to do the same since. I thing this was [...]

Photo Project 02: Portraits of strangers “Dubliners” 2017-04-18T15:35:31+00:00

SOAP Web Service call from Dynamics NAV 2016

Working on my latest Dynamics NAV projects, I seem to be getting more and more into integration of NAV with other interfaces. And most of the times it comes down to Web Service calls and REST APIs. So I created this small function to help manage the call. As I said in a previous post, [...]

SOAP Web Service call from Dynamics NAV 2016 2017-01-13T22:42:41+00:00

Powershell Script. Create Multiple Dynamics NAV Services at once

Purpose: This powershell script allows to automatically create a bunch of windows services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV based on a csv file. Reason: The client I was working on deploying a new Dynamics NAV2015 implementation, they had 25 NAV companies and multiple environments (DEV, TEST, UAT, PREPROD, PROD). Everytime something changes in the environment [...]

Powershell Script. Create Multiple Dynamics NAV Services at once 2017-01-11T11:07:01+00:00