From 28 through 31 May, Statistics Netherlands will organise a Blaise 5 Layout Training, which is a four-day course for Blaise developers. It will focus specifically on how to specify and apply layout using the new tools in Blaise 5. The course is especially useful for existing Blaise 4 programmers who want to know more about how to make the transition to Blaise 5, or who want to know more about the new capabilities of Blaise 5.
New for this course is that it is divided in 3 modules.
The 5.3.0 version has now been officially released. It has build number 188.8.131.522.
You can find it in the official location on our ftp-server.
This version includes the following new features: Layout language, CARI, ACASI, generic storage, some app extensions and CATI and MVC enhancements.
Up to now, Blaise 5 only supported visually adding layout instructions, but from 5.3.0 on it is also possible to use language to define your layout, like you could in earlier major versions of Blaise.
The Windows DEP in Blaise 5.3.0 now supports CARI (Computer Assisted Recorded Interviewing). CARI enables audio recording during an interview. Which questions will be recorded is highly customizable using a combination of (consent) fields and other configuration settings.