1. QlikDevGroup (QDG) third event with Donald Farmer: We had great third event in London (Venue: Capital Suite, 1st fl, 33 Queen Street, EC4R 1AP). Number of attendees have increased compared to previous events and we’ve got great feedback from the attendees. Thanks to Donald Farmer for talking time to speak at the QlikDeveloperGroup third event. Donald’s session was both – fasnicating, interactive and informative. Donald also gave us some insights about what’s coming in near future which I can’t talk about. So I recommend that you should attend the events going forward to get this kinda info.
Big thanks to Ometis for being our “Selected Green” sponsor for the third event. And also Modis for being our “Associated White” sponsor. Apart from Donald’s presentation, we had Richard Pearce and Martin Mahler presenting Audit Logging and Friendly URLs respectively. Both of them gave away useful tips and techniques along with the code samples. You can find all the information on www.QlikDevGroup.com.
Ps: Next event is going to be much more exciting and we have a suprise key note speaker. Keep checking my tweets (@dvadithala)!
2. Qlik vs Tableau – Increased Competition: In last two years, Tableau has been giving stiff competition to Qlik. Even in most recent Gartners Quadrant, Tableau is ahead of Qlik. I think it’s more about QlikSense vs Tableau rather than QlikView. Although, QlikSense is farily new product with version 1.1 recently launched; it has the great power of associative engine and built from ground up. Tableau has great visualisations but with QlikSense evolving and also ability to integrate third party extensions is a great feature. My bets are on QlikSense as long as Qlik exposes the APIs to Developers. I recommend you to read the following article for more insight on this topic.
3. QGate provides connector for Microsoft Dynamics CRM: The QGate QlikView Connector for Microsoft Dynamics CRM enables QlikView to load data from Microsoft Dynamics CRM by using the CRM web service. This connector allows QlikView to be compatible with both Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and On-Premise. This connector works as custom connector within the script window.
4. Blog post of the week – “Document Analyzer Numeric Field Recommendations”: Rob Wunderlich writes about Document Analyzer recommendation tips. Just in case if you haven’t used Document Analyzer, you’re truly missing a great tool. I strongly recommend using Document Analyzer utility, which is available for free! In this post, Rob explains how mixed fields with large width can cause performance issues and how we can optimize the App. I’ve used Document Analyzer utility on a large App which helped me to identify some pain points.