One of the more stressful tasks in life is moving everything you own from one place to another. I have often wished there was a button I could press and everything could be magically moved to exactly the right place in my new home so I could immediately find it. I am reminded of the […]
When I was interviewed for a job at Safe Software, one question asked was “Do you know the difference between a left join and an inner join?”
Because I’ve had access to FME, I’ve rarely since needed to do SQL joins; so my knowledge of left and inner joins has remained a bit sketchy… until today!
Because today is when I started to try out the latest transformer to hit the Filters and Joins category: The FeatureJoiner.
Small businesses have gotten SaaS-y! And with good reason. These cloud-hosted solutions execute vital functions at a fraction of the cost of on-site applications. With each having an area of specialization, several are often in use in one organization. Overlap of business processes and information between them necessitates data syncing. Without an integration solution, this […]
Cloud and container technologies are key to efficiently completing compute-intensive tasks. We have been experimenting with “Elastic Processing” for large tasks that can be broken into many smaller ones. Here’s how we used FME Server to exploit the elasticity of the cloud. Plus, see how we put it to the test and cut an 8-hour […]
FME 2018.0 Betas are available, with the official release coming in early March. Download FME 2018.0 Beta There’s a lot to be excited about this release! Our developers have worked hard to make workspace authoring more efficient, to add new formats and transformers, and to completely refresh how you automate your workflows in FME Server. Here […]
Introducing the USCensusCaller, a new FME Custom Transformer. Here’s how to use it to leverage freely available US Census data, plus how it works, and why this matters. I have always been interested in demographic and geographic data. I keep a collection of atlases from past eras on my bookshelf just so I can pore […]
Registration is officially open for the FME World Tour 2018! Save your seat to jump on the chance to learn from the experts. Whether you’re new to FME or a life-long user, you can expect a full day of knowledge at this exciting event. FME World Tour 2018: What’s in it for you? The Safe Software team embarks on […]
If I told you I was an ‘FME Server Technology Expert’, would you know what I did every day? As experts it’s our job to know the product inside and out, so that we can best help our users be successful with FME Server. A lot of this is through helping people on live chat […]
Augmented reality is a powerful new way to understand 3D data. Since FME is so good at transforming data and converting different formats, we wanted to see if we could display 3D objects created by FME in a custom augmented reality app. In this episode of Coders on Couches Drinking Coffee, we chat with Angus, […]
Every time I’ve organised a hackathon I’m always so worried that no one will participate. Which is possibly the most irrational fear ever — I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like or want to build cool things with FME. The same thing happened with the 12 Days of FME Hackathon. Most of the entries didn’t […]