Monthly Archive: October 2014


Getting Started with the Tableau Javascript API

Tableau offers an API that lets you embed visualizations on the web and then control them via javascript functions.  This handy utility can be used to do all kinds of cool things which I will...


Triggering Cubes & Extracts

One of the functions that never seems to be included in BI tools is an easy way to kick off an application cache job once your ETL is finished.  MicroStrategy’s Cubes and Tableau’s Extracts...


Facebook Jeopardy: Hack Edition

The presentation that Andy Kriebel and I did at the 2014 Tableau Conference is now available on YouTube.  Unfortunately, there isn’t video of us so you won’t be able to see our stage antics, but...