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 126.96.36.1992. 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.
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.
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.