Here is the list of 5 essential tools for QlikView Developers. QlikTech provides some great tools and most of you are familiar with these tools. Hence I wanted to show some non-QlikTech tools and more general ones to simplify your everyday development efforts.
QViewer is a great tool to see the QVD file contents. This tool helps to debug and/or validate your data/schema without creating a throwaway QlikView application. This is paid tool if you wanted full version, however free version has a limit of 50,000 rows. If a QVD file has more rows then only first 50,000 will be loaded.
TortoiseSVN is a free software to manage version control of the source code. This tool will be very useful for version control and also when you have more than one Developer working on the same QlikView application. Please check the documentation for more information.
As you know, QlikView is all about RAM & CPU. Microsoft provides great utility to understand the behaviour of RAM, CPU, Disk & Network. This tool provides great detail compared to the usual Windows Task Manager. You can capture many counters related to your system from four major groups.
Processor Performance Counters
Memory Performance Counters
Disk Performance Counters
Network Performance Counters
You can see complete documentation on Microsoft Technet site.
Most of the time you might not have a QlikView/UI Designer. In this case, you need to manage the design tasks. Every designer uses some image editing software and sometimes it's hard if not impossible to get Adobe Photoshop installed on your computer because of cost or approvals. In this scenario, you can use the free image editors available on the web. These have similar features as Adobe Photoshop. I use them very often to create transparent images or edit the corporate logo.
Do you struggle with Paint? If yes, you would love "Greenshot" - which is a light weight screenshot software tool for Windows. You can create screenshots of a selected region, window or fullscreen. You can easily annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot. You can export the screenshot in various ways: save to file, copy to clipboard, attach to e-mail and send Office programs. It is very simple to use and it's free. I'm sure you would fall in love with another GREEN product!