I work in a pretty narrow field as Microsoft Dynamics AX programmer.
I'm currently looking for a new job, reason being growing demands and duties without compensation, excessive overtime and much more.
I'd like to be able to show some projects to my future employer so they can get a grasp what I can do. I know a good portfolio on github would definitely help, ideally with code in technology I want to find job in. I have some projects there, mostly in SQL and C#, but not in the technology I work in everyday and look job for.
Problem is, I can't really create any code relative to my field without using licenses belonging to my employer. Buying such licenses myself is out of question since they cost more money than I can muster without starving.
What can I do to prepare and prove my skills for future employer ?
Some additional scope to the question:
Ms dynamics AX is a complex ERP solution for businesses that, depending on the type of license company buys, allows for more or less advanced code manipulation.
Code editor is integrated in the ERP environment (something along VBA editor in Excel), where dedicated X++ programming language is used. That means that basically everything I code, uses business licenses that belong to the company. I can't code without them.
As far as I know and searched, there are no free of charge environments for me to just code some solution to prove my coding skills in X++ (something like Visual Studio Code/Community)
So unless you're a Microsoft partner or end client, you can't access the X++ code editor (there are only business-side trials available). And if I were a Microsoft partner, I wouldn't have to build my portfolio anymore.
This is my first job as MS Dynamics AX programmer. I live and work in Poland.