In this video, you'll make the best investment you can about getting started and knowing how web services can be used in FileMaker. Whether shortening urls, posting to Twitter or Facebook or connecting to Quickbooks online or Salesforce, you certainly need to know how the connections are made!
Episode 103: Security, Security, SECURITY!Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:26:15 -0800Matt & Matt talk about what they know about FileMaker security and what you need to set on your files. They also discuss a bit about themes and how cool they are.
“ I wanted to create a help system for my clients using FileMaker’s web viewer. I wanted to have images embedded in the help so that they could be displayed within the context of the help. Not too much to ask right? I also wanted to store these images in a repeating container field along with the text and then reference them directly in the web viewer without having to export them or store them on a shared drive or web server somewhere. This is where Base64 encoding comes in. Why should you”
Via Chiyoko Yoshida
In this blog I am going to have a quick look into why anyone would want to deal with obsolete data and then in more detail into the ways to do so. And since I'm targeting a FileMaker audience, some of my statements will be FileMaker specific and may not apply generally to database design best practices. Also, for clarity, this blog is not about backing up your data and backup policies. It covers only practices used within a live application. Regarding key usage, all table examples use a numeric field named '__id' with a unique non-empty validation rule.
“ Travis Spangle has posted a great example file showing Sudoku in FileMaker. It includes a couple example screens for those of us who didn’t grow up playing Braintt Age (guilty). Download the unlocked file here: filemaker-sudoku. Thanks for this, Travis! Travis [...]”
Via Tim Cimbura
“ Design great-looking apps for Apple iOS devices.” Designing iOS apps can be difficult sometimes, but finding correct and up-to-date information about all of Apples’ devices shouldn’t be. These design guidelines will help any designer who’s building neat things for iOS get started within seconds. Read more on the website
Via Didier Daglinckx
We explore using FileMaker 13's new feature allowing you to create custom themes and styles. Custom themes now allow us to create a unified user interface in your application while maintaining an optimized solution.
Developers spend more time reading and debugging code than they do actually writing code. To limit frustration and wasting valuable time later on, here are some tips on what we do to help create readable code at the beginning of a project.
Security is something of increasing concern these days - seriously! It seems as if we can't have a solid week pass by without hearing about some kind of significant breach. While web security has its own issues to think about, you can't just ignore your FileMaker databases. It may seem all too easy to simply assume that FileMaker is a "low risk target" and just "hope" things are secured. In fact, it turns out that FileMaker's initial server setup is a bit insecure - at least if certain plug-ins are installed to the server without closing the hole which is the FMServer_Sample file. Knowing the "whole" FileMaker development environment including, client, server, mobile, web and other technologies is something which comes only with time. However, with videos like this one, you can quickly come up to speed with the most critical information about how you can secure your FileMaker solutions. Is your database running on a shared host? Does that host allow plug-ins? What happens when someone does get a copy of your file? Have you looked into FileMaker's Encryption At Rest feature? Are you doing everything you can to obscure, block and otherwise make it difficult to get into your solution? If you can't answer all the questions above then watching this video will provide the answers and more!
Adding a FileMaker Portal next to DayBack’s WebViewer Recently Arie Covrigaru of PlanOmatic ( http://planomatic.com ) hired us to add some custom features to his DayBack calendar. His main request was to be able to filter the calendar by resource(s) by selecting from a searchable, scrolling list. And he wanted that [...]
“ Tired of showcasing the same old boring tables to your management? A spice of colors and layout brings life to data representation. If you need to understand million rows of data and you are short on…”
Via Didier Daglinckx
Via David Anders
“ Today we're going to look at a reporting challenge that comes up from time to time, and a technique that can be useful to have in your developer bag of tricks.”In the demo file, Non-Breaking-Groups... read more on the blog
Via Didier Daglinckx
Learn how to make applications easier on the users and other developers by making code that is robust and readable. A few tips and techniques for scripting that we use in systems are highlighted. Be sure to download our FileMaker Scripting Template database examples.
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