Tuesday, 6 February 2018

The Vanishing Addict

I've received a number of similar questions lately regarding the absence of any new posts over the last year or more and my sudden return. So I thought I'd address them all out in the open. Here goes....

Am I still alive? Yes, thankfully I am.

Have I given up Qlik? Are you kidding? Until they develop an effective treatment I'll remain an addict.

Why the hiatus? Trying to juggle a young family and running a business just proved too much and something had to give. It wasn't intentional, there simply aren't enough hours in the day and QlikViewAddict.com just slipped through the cracks. It wasn't the only thing either. The odd hobby had to be scaled back also.

What have I been up to instead? Where to begin? My company Datoniq has grown considerably over the last few years. We're no longer a tiny UK Qlik consultancy, now operating across Europe working with some huge companies on some of the most exciting, cutting edge Qlik projects.

Am I going to start posting more regularly? I can't make any promises but I'm going to try.

What's to come on QlikViewAddict.com in the future? Well as you can see, I've already begun to release long overdue updates to the Qlik script syntax highlighters for Notepad++, UltraEdit, HTML and Wordpress. There's also a completely new MediaWiki extension is in the works also as well as a collaboration on a new extension for Visual Studio Code.

I've a large number of posts I've started but never finished. These are going to also be my priority and include some great topics. For a start, there's the next couple of parts continuing my series on dates. And despite this blog's title, I'd also like to post more about Qlik Sense.

If you have any topics you'd like to see covered, drop me a comment below and let me know.

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