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Using extensions with Qlik Sense

Using extensions with Qlik Sense

Once I felt that I had a handle on creating standard visualisations in Qlik Sense, the first thing I wanted to know was how I could incorporate the vast array of extensions that are available out there into my apps. One of my favourite types of a chart is a Sankey...

Sorting it out with dual()

Sorting it out with dual()

In my first Qliksense blog, I announced that I was taking on a project to focus my learning process, and I’m going to share a few of the useful things I learned along the way as I constructed my first demo app. The data I used to build my app comprised a cohort of...

Fork has no friends

Fork has no friends

Somewhere far to the South of here, diving dolefully through the deep and silent waters of Doubtful Sound, there lives a dolphin named Fork. The waters surrounding Fork are clean, deep, blue and double-salty (assuming the dolphins cry salty tears) because Fork has no...

In praise of Git for muggles

In praise of Git for muggles

Over the last few weeks I’ve been refining the Git training course I developed with Tim by testing it on various OptimalBI employees. Git being a version control system intended for use by software developers, I selected my first rounds of guinea pigs from our...

On witchcraft, Trump and evidentiary standards

On witchcraft, Trump and evidentiary standards

In the spring of 1692, the Massachusetts Bay Colony fell victim to a wave of murderous public hysteria that claimed the lives of twenty-five people. It wasn’t until after the Salem Village doctor had already diagnosed the ‘bewitchment’ of two young girls who had been...

Simple and pleasing: Raphael JS

Simple and pleasing: Raphael JS

Last week I stumbled across a javascript library so cool I had to share it. It’s called Raphael JS, and you can use it to simplify your work with SVGs in the browser. As I’ve been learning D3.js, I’ve been generating svgs to represent data values and create charts,...