Security updates to Blaise 5 versions

We were recently made aware of some security issues for web surveys. We have fixed these issues and as a result have released new builds for:
Blaise 5.2.5 (,
Blaise 5.3.0 (,
Blaise 5.4.9 ( and
Blaise 5.5.11 (

The recently released 5.6.5 ( build also has these security updates.

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Blaise 5 Layout Course at CBS Heerlen from 4 through 7 November, 2019

From 4 through 7 November, 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.

This course consists of 3 modules.

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Stats NZ: beginning our Blaise 5 journey

We recently visited Statistics New Zealand to help them get started with Blaise 5. Here's what they had to say about our visit:

Stats NZ has used Blaise 4 to run our social surveys for the last two decades and, when it was time to start our Blaise 5 journey, we approached Team Blaise. Tessa Carati and Ralph Dolmans travelled to New Zealand in June 2019 to deliver Blaise 5 training and to work with us on the future design, development and deployment of Blaise 5.

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Blaise 5.6 - The June 28th 2019 release

Version 5.6.1 was released on June 28, 2019.
It can be found in the usual location on our ftp-server.
The 5.6.1 version of the Android App is also available, in the Google Play Store. We're still in discussion on where to post the iOS App.

This version includes several new major features: e.g Generic Pages, Wave Projects, Text Translation and CATI extensions

There are several new samples shipped with the system. These show how new functionalities work.

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Video tutorial: Manipula Dialogs - Changing the Default

This video tutorial is the fourth and last of several videos about Manipula Dialogs (Maniplus in Blaise 4). It describes how to make changes to the default templates that are used to build up a Dialog. You can change these to match your house style for instance. It assumes some knowlegde about the Resource Editor.

We'd appreciate your feedback, so feel free to leave a comment on YouTube or facebook if you can.

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Team Blaise helping CYSTAT with 2021 Cyprus Population Census

This February, Team Blaise participated in the kick-off meeting for the 2021 Cyprus Population Census. Previously, Team Blaise helped CYSTAT develop the census system for their 2011 Census, which was conducted using Blaise 4 on netbooks. Following the positive results of 2011, CYSTAT asked Team Blaise to help again.

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