Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Coming soon, to a bookstore near you...

Today is a significant milestone for me.

Back in January, I was approached by Packt Publishing to author a book for them.  They wanted to follow up on the success of Barry and Mike's QlikView 11 for Developers with an addition to their Cookbook series.

A Cookbook is something very different than Barry & Mike's excellent book.  Their book is an excellent instructional manual for teaching beginners, and even more experienced developers, how to create QlikView applications.  They start at the basics and move through the book to the more advanced subjects.

Like an actual cookery book, I will assume that the user knows how to do certain things, like how to create a new QlikView document and edit the script.  I will say, "edit the script", in the same way that the cookery book will say, "preheat the oven to 350F", and I will assume that you will know how to do that.

The Cookbook will be a collection of self-contained recipes collected in broad categories.  You don't need to read the book from start to finish, a user can dive into any recipe without having to have completed any before (mostly!)

Right now, the categories are:

- Charts
- Layout
- Set Analysis
- Advanced Aggregation
- Advanced Coding
- Data Modelling
- Extensions
- Useful Functions
- Script
- Improving Performance
- Security

Some categories only have a couple of recipes, some have many.  Right now, there is a total of 79 recipes.  This could, of course, change before publication.

Today is significant because I have just delivered the final first draft to the publishers.  Now, this doesn't mean that the book will be in the stores next week, but it is a significant step along the way.

The next few months will, I am sure, be interesting, but I can't wait.


Stephen Redmond is CTO of CapricornVentis a QlikView Elite Partner. We are always looking for the right people to join our team.
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8 comments:

  1. Hi Stephen,

    For sure will be a great book to put on my virtual Qlikview bookshelf just like the Qlikview 11 for Developers.

    Best Regards,

    Pablo Labbe
    A Qlikview Consultant from Brazil

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  2. Hi Stephen - glad to see that you are able to share the news about this now. I am happy to be on the team helping to make this the best title we can. What I have read so far is looking great.

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  3. Congratulations Stephen. Sounds like a great idea! Good luck!

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  4. Hi Stephen, When's the cook book arriving? Am getting kind of hungry!

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  5. First chapters are going into production phase. Later chapter are on rewrite stage. no idea how long that will be but we are ahead of schedule.

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  6. First chapters are going into production phase. Later chapter are on rewrite stage. no idea how long that will be but we are ahead of schedule.

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