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Employee
Employee

Meet Our Updated Developer Experience, taking Qlik Branch to New Heights!

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Happy Day of the Programmer! As the 256th day of the year, developers are celebrated on this day based on binary code — an important concept within computer science. You see, 1 Byte consists of 8 Bits. It has 2^8 or 256 possible values. Translated to binary code, the day reads 1 0000 0000. These values are well-known to developers making it the perfect day to celebrate their contributions.

That also why today we’re unveiling Qlik Branch’s fresh new look and UX. Built on top of the Qlik Associative Engine, the new site experience at https://developer.qlik.com is the developer gateway for experiencing the power of our Associative Engine and APIs. It features:

  • Qlik Branch Garden a hub for developers to share and collaborate on open source projects that ignite innovation leveraging Qlik products
  • Qlik Branch Playground— a sandbox for developers to experience the power of Qlik Core for free by running their data through the Qlik Associative Engine to quickly explore, create, share and test their application ideas — right in their browser. 
  • Qlik Branch Knowledge— tutorials and hacks from Qlik’s developer relations team and squad of 30,000+ developers

Across the site, you can favorite, upvote, downvote and provide comments to content.
You can also curate your own content via your user profile page and get the latest on upcoming events and news. So, whether you’re a seasoned developer or just beginning your developer journey, join our Qlik Branch Squad!

Also, share your feedback and roadmap ideas via the #branch-website Qlik Branch Slack channel. And if you’re really a fan of the new experience, be sure to share on social using #NewBranchOut.
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vegard_bakke
Contributor

Brilliant! You guys have just broken any link from any search engine to any Qlik Branch project!

Time to rethink? 

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Employee
Employee

Hi Vegard — appreciate the feedback. Our team tried, but unfortunately, we could not redirect any URLs on the old developer sites that utilize the hashbang, which includes http://branch.qlik.com/#!/TED and all project pages. Hashbangs are something we utilized on the sites to help our SEO given the Angular version but with our new version it’s not needed and the server doesn’t see anything beyond the #!. While we understand it's not perfect, we're hoping that squad members find the new favorite functionality and categorized global search helpful. I've also taken your feedback to the full dev team + we're continuing to see if there is a way we can remedy this within Angular. Stay tuned.

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vegard_bakke
Contributor

You've got an open trello board? That's great! I've added a case. 

Since the server never gets the # value, you'd have to rely on a client-side script that does this for you.

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Employee
Employee

Thank you! Going to respond fully there. But I *think* we have a fix working if you try your previous link.

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vegard_bakke
Contributor

It works! This link and all other links, from Google and elsewhere. Good work!

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xufei123
Valued Contributor

Stay in loading for ever:

After inputting some key words to search, there is no "Search" button so I pressed enter, nothing happened...

Is this new web site (Qlik Branch) really working?

Thanks

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Employee
Employee

Apologies for the search difficulty! We're continuing to work on a fix for session timeouts which may be the culprit here. I've just tried searching for 'sankey' in both the garden and global search and it appears to be working. Will you please refresh and try on your end? Also, I'll log this in our public Trello board so you can stay up to date.

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xufei123
Valued Contributor

Thank you for your reply.

We found that it is not working when using IE but working with Chrome.

I don't know what Trello is. I didn't publish the issue there because I don't want to sign up. Thank you for updating there.

Cheers.

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Employee
Employee

Good to know! I'll add that browser detail to our Trello board. It's a free web-based project management application. Our team finds it really helpful for tracking fixes from reported, accepted and in progress to validation and completion.

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Employee
Employee

One more question — what version of IE are you using? Let us know and thanks again!

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xufei123
Valued Contributor

Sure, thanks!

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tcullinane
Contributor II

Any way to bring back 'open in new tab/window', only being able to open one project at a time without restarting your search is frustrating.

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Employee
Employee

Thanks for the feedback, Thomas! We're looking into adding this functionality or if we can keep the selections from clearing when you go back to the search page. Stay tuned.

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