Qlik Launches Trusted Extension
July 12, 2018
Trusted Extension Developer (TED) Program enables developers to more
easily create and deliver innovative visual extensions into commercial
production environments. The TED Program is the latest example of Qlik’s
investment and ongoing dedication to the developer community, which has
its home at Qlik Branch, a 30,000-member forum where developers across
the globe share and collaborate on open source projects and ignite
innovation. There are a wide range of developer-driven open source
extensions already living within Qlik Branch, and enterprise customers
and technology partners are eager to leverage this innovation to expand
the value of Qlik Sense. Qlik’s TED Program will help developers
transform those existing and future extensions to enterprise readiness.
“Developers consistently expand the value of analytics, using data in
new and unique ways and finding new use cases. Extensions have a key
role in making these developer efforts come to life,” said James Fisher,
SVP of Strategic Marketing at Qlik. “Our Trusted Extension Developer
Program will help developers bridge open source extensions to commercial
availability, bringing these innovations to the wider enterprise
audience with confidence.”
Companies are challenged when deploying open source or custom
applications without a form of accreditation that satisfies their IT
organization’s governance and security policies. Developer reputation
and past work have limitations in assuring customers regarding extension
readiness and future upgrades. Through Qlik’s TED Program, developers
can earn accreditation for their extensions against a Qlik authored set
of requirements for quality, support, security and maintenance.
Customers will expand their access to developer expertise and can use
these extensions with confidence, knowing they have been vetted by Qlik,
and that the extension author has signed up to meet ongoing support and
quality metrics laid out by Qlik.
Qlik’s TED Program includes:
• Extension Accreditation: Reduces
risk of code failure on upgrade, ensures security protocol and data
collection compliance, and allows accreditation on additional
functionality such as responsiveness and mashup readiness.
• Best Practices & Enablement: Detailed requirements documentation, test
script creation guidance, monthly webinars, and open feedback channels
• Testing Tools: Qlik supported
automated testing tools, and test script validation with Qlik Sense via
a CLI to improve submission quality.
• Promotion/Marketing: Dedicated
TED Developer Partner page, Qlik Branch Developer Event and Marketing
campaign promotion (when appropriate), inclusion in Qonnections
Developer related sessions and promotion.
• Assured Upgrades: TED members
sign up with a commitment to provide ongoing updates to their accredited
extensions, as well as ensuring customers can receive support during
Developers will have a ready-made path to customers for their extensions
through the existing Qlik market. Certified extensions will be badged
and publicly listed, and a pass-through link to individual partner sites
will be provided as well. Qlik partners benefit by more readily being
able to deliver innovation to end customers with confidence, knowing
that the extension has been validated for security, performance and
ongoing support. Qlik is inviting partners with established,
commercially proven extension development practices to explore joining
the program, with details on the process on the Qlik Branch TED page.
Vizlib is the first official partner of the TED Program, and has five
TED Program accredited extensions on the Qlik market.
have been playing an integral part in Qlik Sense projects for a long
time now, however, have mostly been developed by third parties. Qlik's
launch of the TED Program officially acknowledges the value of
extensions to customers, and recognizes partners like Vizlib who are
committed to providing high-quality supported extensions as a value-add
to an already incredibly powerful data-engine,” said Martin Mahler, CEO
and Co-founder of Vizlib.
“Expanding customer ability to confidently use existing and future
extensions will be of great value to their investment in Qlik Sense. As
one of the established extension developers on the market we’re excited
to be joining the TED Program. Climber has developed some of the most
popular extensions on Qlik Branch and the TED Program gives us the
vehicle to bring those extensions to the next level,” said Michael
Nordström, CIO of Climber.