Teaching new developers is part of my job description. It is definitely something I enjoy doing. I am frequently asked what qualities new developers should possess to excel with QlikView or Qlik Sense. And usually they are talking about technical experience. “Should I know SQL?”
Although there are always technical requirements, I have always been way more concerned with having the right attitude. Given the correct mentality, all the technical stuff will follow.
I often wonder what makes a good QlikView and Qlik Sense developer. I reflected on all the students I helped train and my own skills (or lack thereof) and came up with a list of qualities and skills that I believe are essential for a Qlik developer.
Continue reading 8 Qualities of the Absolute Best Qlik Developers at Living Qlik.
In this post, I will review Stephen Few’s Information Dashboard Design. Regarded by many as the “Bible of Dashboard Design”, if you design data analysis interfaces (ie. dashboards) for business users, you had better own this book.
Who is Stephen Few Anyway?
The name Stephen Few is well known in BI circles. He has been consulting in this space for over 30 years at Perceptual Edge. He has written several books on the subject and even introduced us to a new visual data object, the bullet graph.
Continue reading Information Dashboard Design – Laying the Foundation of Data Visualization at Living Qlik.
Here we will explore a Qlik Sense app that analyzes IoT data. There is “much ado” made of the new technology trend, the Internet of Things, otherwise known as IoT. Google defines the Internet of Things as
The interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data.
Statista predicts that by 2020, IoT embedded devices will surpass 50 billion units. So this is obviously a trend that is here to stay.
They Don’t Need Us
We are used to our personal devices that provide directions or relay the news to us.
Continue reading Qlik Sense & the Internet of Things (IoT) [Example App] at Living Qlik.