FME 2013-SP2 has been released! It is 50 builds since SP1 was released; 50 builds that include a whole bunch of updates. Usually by now we’re mostly adding just bug fixes and minor updates - but for 2013 we’re actually adding some new functionality that we believe you shouldn’t have to wait until 2014 for.
So, here’s my rundown on the top 10 new items in FME 2013-SP2.
This post is a live-blog record of the FME World Tour 2012 event in Vancouver, which occurred on April 27th 2012. Presenters from Safe are Don Murray, Dale Lutz, Stewart Harper, Mita Hajirakar, and Mark Stoakes. Customer presentations are by the RCMP and Fortis (a utilities company).
The FME Desktop training course has a section titled Best Practice that contains a number of recommendations for using FME. Taken together these recommendations form a sort of philosophy of the fundamental nature of FME.
I believe the word for this is Tao. I’m calling it the Tao of Mark because it’s definitely a personal philosophy. I hope you find these ideas useful.
Interacting with FME users I see various points of view on the merits of the Joiner transformer versus the FeatureMerger - particularly in relation to workspace performance.
So this post will indulge in some investigative journalism! I’ll compare and contrast these transformers, and throw others - such as the updated SQLExecutor and the new FeatureReader - into the mix as potential alternatives.