Monthly Archives: March 2013


I’m working on a web app for craft breweries. The app will help them file information about their production to the US TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) Midway through I realized it’s a perfect opportunity for iXBRL. Continue reading

Introducing iQ

I’m working on a new language. It’s called iQ.

iQ stands for “iXBRL Query”, where “iXBRL” stands for “inline XBRL”, and “XBRL” stands for “eXtensible Business Reporting Language”

It’s Javascript. It’s inspired by jQuery, and the concepts of Domain-Specific Languages (DSL) and Literate Programming.

Check it out the iQ source code by clicking here:

With iQ, you can easily locate values and identify patterns in financial data. The goal: freely enable anyone with an interest in finance to make meaningful stories out of financial data… Continue reading

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