Most popular posts of 2012 & plans for 2013

By Barry Harmsen

QlikFix: Best of 2012It’s that time of the year again where we take a look back at the past year and make plans for the new year. I hope you can look back at a successful year and have many exciting plans for the future.

For me, it’s been an intense but very fulfilling year, culminating in the release of the QlikView 11 for Developers book. I look forward to a new year filled with great opportunities and developments.

The QlikFix blog has been doing very well in the past year. 2012 brought roughly 50% more traffic than 2011 and the trend is moving upward. In this post I will share with you this year’s top 5 best read articles, and also request your input in shaping my plans for the blog in 2013.

5. Announcing QlikView 11 for Developers: The Book

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QlikView 11 for Developers: the book

Posted in October 2012, the post in which I announced the new book QlikView 11 for Developers quickly made it to the top 5 list of 2012’s best read posts. Of the 16 posts I wrote this year, there is only one other post that was read more often than this one (significantly more!).

By the way, the publisher is running a seasonal offer until January 3rd 2013 where you can get the eBook version of the book, and another eBook, for only $5/€4. More information here, purchase the eBook here.


4. How to get started with QlikView

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How to get started with QlikView

Despite being two years old, my primer on how to get started with QlikView is still one of the most read posts on this blog. While the points made in this post still hold true, with all its dead links and resources that are no longer available, the post has been getting a bit long in the tooth. 2013 will very likely see a revised version with new resources and updated links.

3. Merging tables: Concatenation

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Merging tables: concatenation

Posted in December 2010, this post on concatenating tables is the first part of a two-post series on merging tables. Consistently one of the most read posts on this blog, it can be considered a QlikFix Classic. Like the #4 post, this post too focuses on gaining the fundamental knowledge and skills required to successfully work with QlikView.

2. QlikView Extension tutorials, documentation and examples

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QlikView Extension tutorials, documentation and examples

Posted in July of this year, my collection of QlikView extension tutorials, documentation and examples has quickly become one of the best read posts on this site. In fact, the post received almost twice as many page views as the #3 post on this list and would have probably been the #1 post if it had been posted earlier in the year.

I am honestly quite surprised by this result; in my daily dealings with customers and other developers I hardly see any interest in QlikView extensions. Given the apparent interest, I will probably explore the subject of QlikView extensions further in 2013.

1. Merging tables: The JOIN prefix

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Merging tables: the JOIN prefix

The second part of my series on merging tables deals with joining tables in QlikView. With 10,714 page views in the last year, it is by far the most popular post of 2012 on this blog, making it the QlikFix Classic. For now, that is…

Looking forward to 2013

For 2013, I am asking for your input. What type of articles would you be most interested in reading? Please take a minute to vote in the poll below. Many thanks in advance. I wish you all the best for 2013!