On June 12-14, 2017, we gave a Blaise 5 Layout training at Statistics Netherlands. About 18 participants spent three days learning about all the new possibilities in Blaise 5. The group of trainees was very international: We had students from Iceland, Macedonia, Finland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Turkey, Italy and Bosnia-Herzogovina.
This article will give an indication of the performance of Blaise 5.2.5. We measure the baseline for performance, because your (local) network is a variable we cannot control. Results will thus be (slightly) higher when you take your network performance into acount.
The 5.2.5 version has now been officialy released. It has build number 220.127.116.112. You can find it in the official location on our ftp-server.
This version includes several new features. The most important of these is MVC, but we have also added a DepApp and StarterKit, and functionality that allows for Accessibility.
My name is Bryan Bungardt, employee at Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Using Blaise 5, I build questionnaires for data collection activities. Since we have started building questionnaires in Blaise 5 about 2 years ago, we have experienced a great improvement in the stability and features of the Blaise 5 suite.