This book was authored by Mike GarcÌa and Barry Harmsen and has a foreword by QlikTech's Donald Farmer. Technical review was provided by Ralf Becher, Steve Dark and Stephen Redmond. The book follows a practical case based on a fictional company; HighCloud Airlines. This case evolves throughout the book, developing your QlikView skills step by step while gradually building a complete QlikView solution. Topics covered in the book include:
- Using script to load and transform data, and best practices for keeping everything manageable
- Data modeling, and how to overcome common modeling challenges
- Styling and designing your applications
- Advanced aggregations and expressions
- Point-in-time reporting and achieving complex calculations using Set Analysis
- Best practices for setting up a scalable data architecture
- Securing your data with Section Access
- Time-saving techniques for making your QlikView development more efficient.
- Finally a Qlikview Book that does it! Review by RustyFishBones
OverallAlthough I have yet to complete this book, I felt compelled to write a review before I have finished, I am that confident! I am not from a QlikView or even IT background, my history lies in Warehousing, Supply Chain and Logistics.
I had been making many mistakes and I believed QlikView was complicated, it turns out I was the complicated one. Barry and Miguel have written a book than simplifies the development of QlikView Applications,.
I only wished this book had been written 2 years ago, it would have saved me precious time and I would be even more advanced using QlikView than I am now.
A more detailed review will follow once the book is completed.
Thanks again Harmsen & Garcia
(Posted on 3/25/13)
- The best preperation for your certificates Review by Vincent Hayward
OverallThis book was for me a good preparation to pass my QlikView certification.
This book not only handles the various features and functions described in detail, but is also full of background information. Such as how to implement a 3-tier architecture and how to structure an application. Certainly from maintenance point of view this information is very useful. As an experienced QlikView consultant, I still had a few aha-erlebnissen and the book both broadened and deepened my knowledge.
Barry and Mike, Thanks!
(Posted on 2/8/13)
- A Fantastic Book Review by Mark Phelps
OverallAs an experienced QlikView developer, I found much in this book to be both useful and insightful. I picked up many tips and new approaches to problem solving in QlikView and the exercises and practical tests were a big help in achieving my QlikView 11 Designer and Developer certification.
A fantastic addition to a QlikView developer’s tool-set.
(Posted on 1/24/13)
- Very good Review by Thijs
OverallA must-read for every aspiring or experienced QlikView consultant! (Posted on 1/8/13)