Recap: FME World Tour 2016 Kickoff in Vancouver
The FME World Tour 2016 kicked off today in Vancouver, BC, opening with a keynote from our co-founders Don Murray and Dale Lutz. They showed off some amazing new features in FME 2016.1, a release that proves to be just as exciting as a major FME “.0” release. No FMEWT Kickoff would be complete without […]
FME 2016 Use Case: Performance Tuning
I recently finished updating the FME Desktop training for 2016. The Performance chapter in the advanced manual is always one of the most difficult to put together, but also the most rewarding. It shows how just a few small changes can make a huge difference to a workspace.
This post is just a very quick overview of that chapter, showing the exercise we cover, what changes we make, and how much its performance improves. The results? Incredible!
FME 2016.1 Sneak Peek: Bookmark Navigation
You’ll almost certainly know that we have an FME World Tour every year, where we send Safe staff around the world to events hosted by us and our partners. You probably also know that we always follow up on the latest release of FME with a .1 version at this time of year too.
What you might not know is that the timing of these two events isn’t coincidence. We deliberately schedule .1 to be ready in time for use on the world tour. And, although I don’t usually blog about .1 functionality in advance, there’s an upcoming 2016.1 update that all presenters on the World Tour should be aware of: Bookmark Navigation.
FME 2016 New Features: Seven More Things to Get Excited About!
I might not be a pope or a Roman emperor, but that doesn’t mean I can’t create my own calendar. The first month of my year I call Launchuary – the month of the new FME launch. Next up is Trainuary, when I complete all our training materials. We’re now entering Blogch, the month when I realize I haven’t written half the blog posts I planned to and scramble to catch up.
So here I’m going to quickly round off the 2016.0 launch with a summary of all the new functionality that I wanted to highlight, but haven’t had time to yet.
FME Cloud: Five Steps for Improving Your Account Security
2.5 years ago we launched FME Cloud as a private beta. Since then we have come a long way – we’re out of beta – and we have seen a wide range of customer scenarios, e.g. supporting cloud-based open data solutions, powering an open data store and processing 3D data. As more production environments are […]
FME Server for Docker (Technology Preview)
We are excited to announce the FME Server for Docker Technology Preview. Download: FME Server for Docker Technical Preview How-to guide: Installation instructions What is FME Server for Docker? Docker is container technology that makes it easier to create and now deploy our FME Server product. FME Server for Docker is shipped as a collection […]
Integrating Third-Party Tools with FME (No Coding Required)
Yes, FME can translate a lot of data formats, and yes, it can perform a lot of transformations on your data… but after all those hundreds of readers, writers, and transformers, what if it still doesn’t support the functionality you need? There are a few ways users can extend FME with more readers, writers, and […]
FME 2016 New Feature: New Test Operators
The Tester and TestFilter are consistently at the top of the list of most-used transformers, so any time we add new functionality to the test interface, it benefits a lot of users. Although the updates for 2016 aren’t quite as mainstream, they will still be useful to many.
In short, the updates are new operators: Attribute Has a Value, Type Is, and Encodable In. This article looks at them all.
FME 2016 Launch: 7 Things To Be Excited About
I’ll never forget my first few months at Safe Software. For multiple reasons, I knew I’d found the perfect job — not least of which was the interesting group of coworkers. The FME 2009 release happened shortly after I started, and the staff gathered in the lounge we call “Down Under” to celebrate everything the […]
Instance scheduling added to FME Cloud
Rather than running the instance constantly, the new scheduling tools on FME Cloud allow you to schedule instances to run for a defined period of time. Yes we want to help you save money! Just to recap, FME Cloud is the hosted version of FME Server and it allows you to access the power of FME […]