Someone once told me that every piece of business software was all about the data. That person was right. At any given moment you are creating data, moving data, manipulating data, or viewing data.
I started my career as a .NET developer, creating custom software solutions for various clients. And it is always about the data. It wasn’t long before clients wanted to see and understand their data. I used various tools to try to help them: SSRS, Dundas, Telerik, Fusion Charts – always approaching the problem from a developer’s perspective:
Then I was introduced to Tableau. It’s a totally new paradigm. It’s a game-changer. It’s fun!
Along the way, I’ve picked up some useful tips and tricks, a few hacks, and some best practices. My goal is to pass some of that knowledge along and also gain new insights from the Tableau community. Let’s do some Viz Painting!