It is with great excitement that I post this announcement to let you know a bit more about the “QlikView 11 for Developers” book that my friend Barry and I have co-authored.
As you may already know from our initial announcement, the book will officially be released around November 15th (though you can submit your pre-order now). If you’ve heard the news, you may be wondering what you will find inside the book, who is it for, and what are the features that make it different from the various other resources available for learning QlikView. Let’s go through some of these features.
Practical and Hands-on
The book is filled with examples that will let you take the theory into practice right away. We support this hand-on experience by providing a full dataset used across the entire book, and around which we build a fully-functional QlikView document that contains a dashboard, various analyses (both basic and complex to build) and reports, using the well-known DAR principle.
Chapter by chapter, a piece of the final QlikView document is built, which allows you to follow its evolution from start to finish. It also enables us to cover different development challenges that you may encounter in a real-world QlikView project.
Backend and frontend development
We made sure to cover both backend and frontend development, so you will find that all 14 chapters cover different topics, from scripting and data extraction to data modeling, design, charts and expressions, as well as security and everything in between. We also talk about various best practices related to each of these topics.
All of the examples discussed in the book are complemented with solution files for the reader to follow the exercises and compare his/her work. The QVW files we provide are Personal Edition-enabled, which means that a purchased QlikView license will not be required to open them.
Although the case is built around a fictitious company, the data we use in our examples and final application is real. Thanks to the Open Government initiative and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the United States, which compiles and maintains a complete dataset about Airline Operations in the US, you will able to work with real data and build a QlikView application to analyze flights, enplaned passengers, cargo, etc, across multiple dimensions such as carriers, airports, cities, aircraft types, etc.
I invite both newcomers and seasoned QlikView developers to place your orders and get this book on your hands.