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.
With Blaise 5.2.5 we are getting a strongly improved Web-rendering engine (MVC using Angular-2) that produces fast Web-based questionnaires as the current market is demanding. The questionnaires run fast and smooth on many different browsers and devices.
For our surveys at CBS the Netherlands, we have created a lay-out that supports both PC as well as Smartphone formats and we see an big improvement in the speed and performance with these surveys. I am also very happy with the feature where Blaise 5.2.5 lets you use existing projects/solutions as a templates for a new project/solution. This saves us lots of time with rework of our yearly surveys.
This version includes a new web data entry client (MVC), a production version of CATI, a production version of Manipula, a major security upgrade and a few smaller additions. Furthermore, we have worked on unifying the layout between data entry clients, improved the iOS and Android apps, and solved many issues that were reported by our users.
The pre-conference day sessions that were held on Monday October 3rd, just before the 17th IBUC were a great success.
Attendees and non-attendees alike have asked if they could have the handouts and/or samples that were discussed that day.
We are happy to announce that all the presentations and some demos which our team presented during the preconference training are now available online:
Level 1: Introduction to Blaise 5, Conversion, Manipula and CATI
- Presentations (7 MB)
- Demos (22 MB)
Level 2: Layout, Server Park Basics, Deployment and Login
- Presentations (4 MB)
- Demos (3 MB)
Level 3: Architecture, Server Management, Security, Audit Trail, Session Data, Data/.bdix, APIs, PowerShell, Customizing DEP
- Presentations (3 MB)
- Demos (21 MB)
The 17th IBUC is over. It was great to see old and new faces alike, and especially to hear about everything you've done with Blaise.
We are now working really hard on dotting the i's and crossing the t's for the upcoming release of Blaise 5.2 on October 31st.
Some things you can expect in this new release are:
- a production-ready version of Manipula
- a production-ready version of CATI
- token-based security
- uniform layout