Before we talk about Qlik Sense 3.0, let's pause for a moment and review what has happened from an integration perspective since Qlik Sense 2.0:
- Qlik Dev Hub was introduced with 4 tools to get started with our APIs
- Qlik Analytics for Visual Studio was launched
- branch.qlik.com was re-launched
- More than 8,000 developers are now participating in this community
- Over 300 projects can be found in the meanwhile on branch.qlik.com
- A new set of client APIs were launched: The Capability APIs
- Mashups now work out of the box with the most common CSS frameworks (like Bootstrap, Foundation, etc.)
- The new Visualization API to create charts on the fly was introduced
- Visualization extensions can be created on the fly
- An experimental API was introduced to created charts in a declarative way: qlik-visual
- A lot of additions and improvements to the .NET SDK, Engine API and Qlik Sense Repository (QRS) API
- We announced at Qonnections 2016 that we will go Open Source with new exciting libraries "in the near future"
But wait, there is more:
What's new in Qlik Sense 3.0
It is exciting times for developers using Qlik Sense and the Qlik Analytics Platform. As of Qlik Sense 3.0 the following additions to the product offering has been added:
Introducing the Widget Concept
The Widget concept allows you to create new visualizations for Qlik Sense without the need of in depth-programming knowledge.
With just a bit Html and CSS knowledge you can start using this concept.
To make it even easier to use this concept there is an integrated development environment available as part of Qlik Dev Hub, the Widget editor:
Have a first look:
Improvements for Qlik Analytics for Visual Studio
Qlik Analytics for Visual Studio was greatly improved since Qlik Sense 2.2, here are some highlights:
- It is now possible to connect to a Qlik Sense Server using anonymous mode.
- Option to ignore certificate warnings encountered during a connection (user will be prompted if it occurs).
- New default template for IFrame code snippets.
- Sheet IDs are now available as drag n drop from tree view and in the code tab.
- Added streams to treeview.
- Enabled support for connecting to a Qlik Sense Server with other credentials than logged in use.
Printing Visualization Extensions
As a visualization extension developer you can now add support for printing and export to your solution.
The following export functions can be enabled:
- Export to image
- Export to PDF
- Export story to PowerPoint
- Export story to PDF
- Export data
More details can be found in the official help Qlik Sense for Developers
Several neat additions to the Engine API, more information here.
Qlik Sense Extension for On-Demand App Generation
Sample extension which demonstrates how to use the Qlik Analytics Platform APIs to create Qlik Sense applications for visualizing very large and frequently changing data sets.
More information can be found in the user guide for this extension.
Several additions and changes in the .NET SDK, more information here.
Qlik Sense Repository Service API
Several additions to the Qlik Sense Repository API, more information here.