What do YOU think of our software services and eLearning courses?
These trainings really helped me get the hang of SkySpark.
Good Introduction to Axon and Resources.
Great method of training.
Your interest in SkySpark is obvious. It's great to see a community member contribute to the community at large. It's a good introduction to SkySpark.
In depth questions. Explores every aspect of the analysis for a building. Well done!
It is an interesting and interactive training, which give you the posibility to learn and to develop new knowledges and skills in terms of playing with data using Axon.
Thanks Florin, we spent a lot of time creating the Axon Command Console to handle the ability to practise with Axon data. We're glad to hear it was worth it!
I am more familiar with skyspark, and this make me more confident working with skyspark
We love to hear this Salam!
I went into this course without any prior knowledge of SkySpark or Axon and came out feeling incredibly confident and comfortable describing SkySpark environments and datasets!
The course moved in an extremely linear manner so I never once felt overwhelmed by the new information because it was always presented in a foundationally. The end of lesson tests were designed in a way that it would not be possible to progress unless you completely understood the material, so there are built in knowledge checks that provide useful insight into what you need to focus/study on if you get lost.
The course has bee remarkably enjoyable and I see myself looking into Fantom Factory's other eLearning materials in the near future!
Thank you for the fantastic feedback Darius! We design our questions very carefully around identified key learning points to maximise consolidation and memory retention.
The content covered was excellent and well presented in a clear format.
Having the ability to learn some Axon commands and interact with the console, and be allowed to use trial and error until I understood the requirements was very useful.
trial and error
This part of the training made the method of constructing AXON commands real and formed a good foundation of understanding. Just needed a bit more of this excellent methodology of learning!!
Many thanks, Richard Jocelyn
This is great to hear Richard, thank you!
We also feel the training module on creating and building Axon filter expressions is very important in this Project Building course. It's great to learn that you found it so useful!
It covers a lot from basic data types to more complex AXON programming. Also the exercises and exam provide a good way to challenge and use the learned topics.
Thanks again Javier! We're really pleased to hear this!
Training material is clear and easy to follow. Training provides the necessary knowledge to start working on your first project.
I can also say that the support outside the training is also excellent. I had some questions during the training and response was provided via email the next day with proper clarification and additional suggestions.
Thanks for your review Javier, we were more than happy to help!
As a UK company our response times can vary depending on the international timezones involved, but we aim to be as prompt as possible.
They had the skills and the expertise, and the proven track record to get the job done!
Our company has contracted with Fantom Factory to work on several projects including communication drivers (x5), user interface enhancements, and a database replication tool.
Each time they have been quick to develop, test, and turn around a product that has required minimal testing.
They are very patient and are able to resolve ambiguity during the collection of user requirements, resulting in a more useful product with few development iterations.
We wholeheartedly recommend Fantom Factory for all your Fantom development needs!
Thank you Chris, we always look forward to working with Altura; your projects are challenging and fun!
We needed to get data from a RESTful API into SkySpark.
We chose this product from Fantom Factory because the free alternatives did not parse the data or handle authentication as easily.
Highly recommend this pod if you need to do some serious handling of RESTful API data in the SkySpark environment.
That's great news Ian, glad we could help!
FF was responsive and willing to meet our needs.
Fantom Factory has been willing and able to meet--even to help shape--our development needs, and they do it with a positive attitude, thoughtful questions, and reasonable timelines. Besides the development work, their training products are excellent and have saved us significant internal training time.
Thanks Sam! We look forward to future collaboration with you on your SkySpark endeavours!
This was hands down the best software tutorial I have ever had. Phenomenal course. Great education, fun and entertaining, and very useful for real life scenarios.
SkySpark itself is not difficult to use. They did a great job with the development, its very intuitive. What is NOT intuitive is figuring out how to use it as a tool. Finding what you want is not difficult. Deciding what you want, and figuring out what information will get you there is much more difficult. This is one of the main focuses and the best part of the course. They teach you what to look for and how to find it, as well as how to apply it.
The education was valuable, clear and concise. The exercises were relevant, and I had no trouble navigating Skyspark to find what I needed. I would give this course 6 stars if I could. Thanks FantomFactory team, I look forward to taking the next course!
Thank you very much James, we are extremely happy to receive such high praise!
We take the quality of our training very seriously and it is wonderful to hear how you found so much benefit from this course.
I went from not knowing the difference between a Dict and a Folio to being able to successfully navigate our SkySpark database and produce useful programs.
I now have the confidence and knowledge to solve real problems on actual data.
It's fantastic when we hear how our training really helps people in the workplace. Thanks for the feedback William!
I loved the course! It was an extremely helpful tool to introduce how to use SkySpark. The teaching of the material was in depth and the examples provided helped me to see what I needed to review over again.
Along with that, the story provided with the course was funny and helped to engage me in the lessons.
I definitely recommend this course to anyone who has never had any SkySpark experience before and would like to strengthen their skills.
Thanks Andrew, it's great to hear how much you enjoyed the training! This is exactly why we've invested so much time to design our courses with gamification and storylines.
Overall, I think the course is GREAT! Specifically the parts on tagging, rules, and the Folio database are well organized - these are topics that can be difficult to understand for many new users.
I also think the "Something to say?" links are a cool idea. Your comics provide a nice storyline (to break up the monotony of reading), and the green alien characters are cute.
Thanks for the feedback David, we're really glad you enjoyed it!
Easy to use, interactive, good examples, and goes into detail in all the right places without overloading you with information.
Getting people to learn how to use SkySpark and to program in Axon has always been a tricky proposition. I've been using SkySpark for 7 years now and even I have learned a few things using this service.
That's great to hear, thanks Phil!
Our training may be designed for beginners, but each syllabus is still very comprehensive.
With so many self-taught SkySpark users out there, our courses are perfect for "filling in gaps" and bringing teams up to the same level of knowledge.
Fantom Factory has been a fantastic partner for helping us develop Sonrai IAQ. Steve and his team always delivers top notch work, and are very thorough.
Steve's experience with developing and delivering web solutions has been invaluable when designing new features. He has helped us avoid common pitfalls and his team has been critical on our goal to deliver a best in class Indoor Air Quality Analytics application.
Thanks! It's been great working on a pure Fantom web application that shows the versatility of both Fantom and SkySpark.
And we're really excited at working with you to develop sonrai even further!
Good course to learn the basics of Axon
Thank you Angel, we appreciate the 5 star rating!
Great course on basic programming skills, direct feedback on errors when doing the programming exercises
Thank you for the feedback Willem. Feedback is an important part of the learning cycle, hence a key component of our interactive exercises.
I passed the course, aced the test and gained a better understanding of SkySpark's capabilities. The course also taught how to navigate SkySpark better.
The exercises you provide were really helpful to apply what I was reading.
Overall, I really liked the course and am recommending it to everyone I speak with.
Thanks for recommending us Kevin! We are really pleased you gained so much benefit from SkySpark Analyst.
The Files tab doesn't work at all. We get an sys::UnknownTypeErr uiBuilder::IoBuilder error.
Otherwise it has been pretty helpful, and I especially like the archived feature.
We're happy to report this issue was fixed in our lastest v1.1.8 PodBuilder release, available for download from StackHub.
The error presented itself in newer SkySpark versions due to incompatible updates from SkyFoundry.
But with some clever code, we've been able to keep the Files view working in both new AND old SkySpark versions.
We are very happy with this Extension. It fixed a few problems we had with receiving data from a HTTP API.
The sessions fixes our problems.
The training was very effective and really helped develop my understanding of SkySpark quickly.
Thanks for the feedback Tom, we're glad you found it so helpful.
This was a great exercise to introduce how to use SkySpark to find energy savings opportunities. The online design made it fun and engaging.
We are very glad to hear you enjoyed our free SkySpark Challenge Jake!
To anyone looking to get this course... I absolutely loved this course.
I think the pacing was really well thought out. Before this course, I had to self teach using the documentation online and while that can be very beneficial in the long run, it has a real hard time answering what I think are simple questions. I constantly find myself coming back to the journal of this course, rather than the docs, to re-look at making a dateTime or how to throw errors or a multitude of other things. The journal provides a great amount of information in an easy to navigate format.
In conclusion, if you are looking to get this course and are a beginner in Axon and SkySpark than this is a good course for you. It provides a base knowledge on everything you need to know to get started using axon and will challenge your knowledge in the final test.
For the more advanced users looking to get this course to brush up on axon, this is a good resource and provides a very helpful journal of all the topics gone through in the course.
Thank you Jakob! More good news for you - we've just released a new and improved version 2.0 of the Axon Journal for even more Axon enjoyment!
I really loved the robot. He made me laugh.
Thank you Michael, we feel it helps to break up such serious training content with a bit of fun now and again!
Overall this was a very informative course. I have taken a traditional introduction course to SkySpark and this course, in comparison, far exceeds the utility of that other, more expensive course.
There are still gaps in my understanding of both the data-science subject matter and the tools that SkySpark offers. But, I am hoping to shore up my understanding by taking the Axon course.
Thanks for your comments, we are very pleased you found the course so useful.
Don't forget that SkyFoundry also offers some great demonstration videos for SkySpark which can help too.
We started using the podbuilder a couple of weeks ago, and already it is proving to be a very useful tool to create and deploy our custom extensions in SkySpark.
It saves us time and makes for a more robust process that integrates well with our way of developing code in SkySpark.
If you have written Axon but never deployed via Pod, start with PodBuilder. The small investment will ensure you are doing things right and save you time going forward.
It's seemingly no big deal, but I can cook up a new resource pod, post to Stackhub, and deploy on a remote machine much faster than before.
Yes I love the new Pod Builder Extension, it makes it so much easier to create and maintain custom extension pods.
Prior to Pod Builder I would put off updating my extensions or making new ones because the process seemed so cumbersome.
However, now I don't even have to leave SkySpark to create a new extension and can do it in record time. My code has never been more organized or up to date.
The course is really well done and I've highly recommended it to our Skyspark team.
I appreciate how it starts from the beginning to describe Axon's relationship to Skyspark and Fantom and builds upon each concept throughout additional modules.
The interactive exercises after each topic and module were really helpful to solidify the concepts and put them into practice.
That's really good to hear Sam, thanks!
When I think of Fantom, I think of Steve of Fantom Factory!
It doesn't matter if you have a small questions, you want a full traineeship or you want Steve to create some crazy stuff, you are at the right address.
Steve taught us the basics of Fantom, now and then we stil ask for help if necessary. This was a great start which saved us a lot of time.
My advice... If you like to start programming Fantom, start here!
Fantom Factory has delivered fantastic support, Steve answered our many questions to get us up and running quickly and listened to our suggestions for improvement. We always enjoy working with Fantom Factory and would recommend them to everyone.