Attuned Replication

Attuned Replication

One of the tools I have recently started using for Data Warehousing is Attunity Replicate. I haven't dealt with data replication before as it always required some IT administration skills. Last month we had the Attunity Support Manager in New Zealand to run their...

Strugglin' with plugins

Strugglin' with plugins

To make the Sankey diagram I used in my Attrition in the Justice System infographic, I made use of this D3 Sankey plugin. You’ll notice if you follow the link and poke around, that the plugin is somewhat lean on the ol’ documentation. So, I resorted to googling in...

Not your usual Pokemon Go blog

Not your usual Pokemon Go blog

Pokemon Go has moved into its 3rd week of existence since its July 6th release and as crazes go seems to have surpassed any we have seen in recent times. The basic numbers (as I write this on the evening of July 18th) are astounding - google returns 118,000,000...

What's the Best RESTful Web API Framework – Part 2

What's the Best RESTful Web API Framework – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the great RESTful framework showdown! You can read Part 1 here. I'm your host Tim Gray. Today our framework requirements. Then we will get to know the frameworks a little better. These frameworks run on the platforms so we'll have a look at those...

Colour Blindness and UI Design

Color awareness in UI design   Introduction Although user interfaces sometimes look simple and basic, this does not mean little thought goes into designing them. In fact, it is usually the exact opposite. It is very difficult to design something that is simple,...

What's the Best RESTful Web API Framework – Part 1

What's the Best RESTful Web API Framework – Part 1

RESTful Web APIs are one of the many tools that a developer has at their disposal in the modern development world. As such there are many ways of creating these web APIs and many frameworks to assist you in creating them. At OptimalBI we have a sudden need for a...

How we use Mobilize to manage our Qlik community

How we use Mobilize to manage our Qlik community

Introduction Community platforms are everywhere. We needed one to manage attendees for our Qlik Hands-On sessions. So, we have been using Mobilize (https://mobilize.io) and this is an update on what it’s all about. What is Mobilize? It’s a platform for managing...

How to Connect Qlik Sense to Oracle

How to Connect Qlik Sense to Oracle

I'm lazy, why doesn't anyone have instructions I can follow already! I guess it's time to give back to the Google seekers of this world. After going through the process I can understand why no one has written a guide, it's not a straight forward process. As this sort...