In spite of Qlik Sense having great APIs, little has over the years been done around continuous integration/deployment (CI/CD) of Sense apps.

It’s not that CI/CD is a bad idea — rather the opposite. These days it’s probably the closest thing to a standard way-of-working there is.

I wrote about…


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If you develop Qlik Sense applications you’ve been there: Manually creating screen shots and then manually uploading them to a content library, and finally manually assigning them as sheet icons.

Fun? Not really. But it makes the lives of our end users easier, so we do it.

I’ve had this…


…and yes — Butler is still open source.

The step from 4.x to 5.0 indicates this is a major release.

Very much so in fact.
The main focus of the new version is on reload alerts. Rich email alerts were introduced in Butler 4.2, …


After thinking about the concept for a few years and actively working on it for six months, it’s time for the first public release.

The Butler family of open source DevOps tools for Qlik Sense Enterprise has a new member: Butler Auth

Always open source

Butler Auth is of course open source.

The…


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Butler 4.2 brings alerting superpowers to Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows.

This version of Butler might actually bring you the most flexible and powerful alert emails ever for Qlik Sense.

Layout and contents of the emails are configurable, script logs included in the email and more.

Find all details at butler.ptarmiganlabs.com.

Originally published at https://ptarmiganlabs.com on November 16, 2020.


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Butler adds various features to Qlik Sense Enterprise (the Windows server version), making it easier to develop, maintain and operate Qlik Sense environments and apps.

Butler is open source software.

Full docs, getting started guide available at butler.ptarmiganlabs.com.


The Corona pandemic made lots of people start working from home and the importance of instant messaging apps has increased quite dramatically since.

As a result more people are logged into Slack, Microsoft Teams and similar tools. …


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Security is important — period.

Usability of web based systems is off course important, but so is security. In the previous (first) article in this series we looked at how the Traefik reverse proxy can be used set up end user friendly URLs for Qlik Sense Enterprise (QSE) environments, while…


What’s Traefik and how does it relate to Qlik Sense?

Traefik is one of today’s most hyped reverse proxies. It’s available in both a commercial and a (very capable!) open source version. According to the company behind Traefik it’s been downloaded more than 2 billion times — that’s a lot…

In this blog post we’ll take a look at how…


This is part 3 in a series about how healthchecks.io can be used to solve various kinds of monitoring scenarios for Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows (QSEoW) environments.

Previous articles:

Part 1: Oh data where art thou?
Part 2: Black box monitoring of Windows servers

Tl;dr

Most of the Butler…

Göran Sander

Sense sensei, hacker, maker, outdoor geek, family man. Thoughts expressed here and on https://ptarmiganlabs.com are my own.

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