Power BI Specialist is…

As mentioned in a previous post, I attended my first London Power BI User Group meeting last week. The presentation given by Reza Rad was titled Dataflows vs Datasets, but covered somewhat more. Data Architect ... Data Analyst ... Data Engineer... In addition to the expected comparison of dataflow and dataset definitions in the context … Continue reading Power BI Specialist is…

Development Process

To better understand how we get from the first meeting to a finished product, the a typical development process is illustrated here. Each stage of the process informs the next, and the entire process begins by looking at your business as a whole. System Architecture: the general structure of the new system Functional Specification: agreed … Continue reading Development Process

Web Application Technology Structure

To make the structure of a web application works a little clearer, a typical technology stack is illustrated here.  Data: the core data of the system will be stored in a database comprising a number of tables. Data can be validated at this level, but business rules are not implemented at this layer. This can … Continue reading Web Application Technology Structure

CMS Website Technology Structure

To make the structure of a CMS-based website a little clearer, a typical technology stack is illustrated here. Web Host: every website needs to be hosted on a server; the web host provides one or more of the following: domain, fileserver, database, email server Domain: this is what gives your website its unique ‘address’ User … Continue reading CMS Website Technology Structure