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News related to FileMaker with a focus on development techniques and business value. (FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S.and other countries.)
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Using cURL within FileMaker Pro

While FileMaker’s script step Insert from URL does allow for basic communication with web services, it is, by no means, comprehensive enough to provide all the features necessary. What’s really needed is the full cURL library. This open source tool has been available for over 15 years and is baked into a ton of software packages, including FileMaker itself. However, it’s really only exposed within plug-ins such as Base Elements and the MBS plug-in.
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RV Commander drives road readiness for motor coach owners

Custom FileMaker app drives insight and visibility into complex technical systems, tracks total cost-of-ownership and quality, and ensures road readiness for discriminating motor coach owners. When a…
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A Little [FileMaker] Relationship Advice and Anchor Buoy - Cimbura.com, Inc. Tech

A Little [FileMaker] Relationship Advice and Anchor Buoy - Cimbura.com, Inc. Tech | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
In this article we will discuss some of the under-the-hood technical details about how FileMaker databases are created and then explain why this is critical information for the business owner and beginning developer to know when building a FileMaker solution. Relationships are hard. No, I’m not talking about people. Unless those people are an entity …
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State of the Custom App Report

State of the Custom App Report | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Discover how citizen developers are boosting business value with low-code custom apps. Download the State of the Custom Apps Report 2017.
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Here’s how citizen developers will transform businesses in 2017

Here’s how citizen developers will transform businesses in 2017 | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
More and more businesses are adopting mobile devices and are building custom apps to improve their operations and boost productivity. In-house development of no-code/low-code custom apps has allowed…
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FileMaker developer or DIY to create custom apps

Use this tool to decide if you should hire a FileMaker developer for custom apps development or create a custom app yourself.
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Integrating FileMaker and SharePoint Using Microsoft Graph

Integrating FileMaker and SharePoint Using Microsoft Graph | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
How to integrate FileMaker and SharePoint, OneDrive, using Microsoft Graph API.
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The FileMaker 2017 State of the Custom App Report Reveals Citizen Developers Are Improving Business Processes

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Naming Conventions

Chris Cain will be presenting about the use of naming conventions. This session will NOT advocate for a single naming convention but rather focus on th
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FileMaker developer or DIY to create custom apps

Use this tool to decide if you should hire a FileMaker developer for custom apps development or create a custom app yourself.
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Addressing Security Vulnerabilities on FileMaker API

Security Vulnerabilities of FileMaker Platform API’s:  An Update...


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What It’s Like to Be a ‘Citizen Developer’

What It’s Like to Be a ‘Citizen Developer’ | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
Roger Benedict has no IT background, but the owner of Ruggs Benedict Carpet One Floor & Home built the apps to run his business with FileMaker.
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Here’s how citizen developers will transform businesses

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FileMaker Clockpicker using Bootstrap and jQuery

Learn how to implement an intuitive web-based FileMaker Clockpicker using Bootstrap and jQuery in a few easy steps. Watch the tutorial and download the demo
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Virtual List Table Of Contents, part 1

Virtual List Table Of Contents, part 1 | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
A few years back I did an article on producing a PDF catalog + table of contents, with the TOC based on a vendor table and the catalog entries based on a products table. Today we're going to use a different approach to generate a table of contents, and it builds on techniques explored in…
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Examined: FileMaker Pro 15 ecosystem for macOS, Windows, and iOS

Examined: FileMaker Pro 15 ecosystem for macOS, Windows, and iOS | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
The latest FileMaker Pro 15.0.1.118 is at the center of an entire ecosystem aiming to help individuals and whole corporations manage their data. AppleInsider examines the platform's main app, which is now -- mostly -- macOS Sierra-ready.
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FileMaker Stats at a Glance Infographic - Cimbura.com, Inc. Tech

FileMaker Stats at a Glance Infographic - Cimbura.com, Inc. Tech | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
To illustrate clearly our recent summary of FileMaker Statistics we created this helpful infographic. Also published on Medium.
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BrilliantSync - A framework for keeping WordPress and FileMaker in Sync

BrilliantSync - A framework for keeping WordPress and FileMaker in Sync | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
BrilliantSync is a custom technology solution from Cimbura.com for connecting FileMaker to WordPress, with add-ons for WooCommerce, Gravity Forms and the ability to connect data via custom tables. We’ve also integrated with Drupal, and can interface with other web content management systems (CMS) if needed. BrilliantSync is a framework that does the work to convert WordPress data types to information FileMaker can understand via ESS/ODBC (and vice versa). Delivered as a WordPress plugin and custom FileMaker scripts, BrilliantSync streamlines integrations and can save significant time during the process of building the solution. Unlike other solutions that force you to learn the MetaWeblog API, the WordPress database model, or
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FileMaker Cloud: Best practices for hourly software usage

Learn how start and stop your FileMaker Cloud instance to get most out of your software while minimizing costs. #FileMakerCloud #FileMaker
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soSIMPLE Calendar Demo

January DIGFM MeetingsoSIMPLE Calendar Ken dOronzio from Paradise Partners will be presenting soSIMPLE Calendar. soSIMPLE Calendar is an extremely
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fmSoundPlayer Sound Effects on the Fly with FileMaker

fmSoundPlayer Sound Effects on the Fly with FileMaker | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
At Cimbura.com, we do a daily stand-up SCRUM meeting with our developers. Since having fun while we do brilliant work is one of our company values, we thought it would lighten up the meeting if we added some interesting sound effects to help keep us on track. For example, a gong sound gathers us all …
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Hallmark Cards, Inc. saves a lot of money and shaves months off software development time

Hallmark Cards, Inc. saves a lot of money and shaves months off software development time | FileMaker News | Scoop.it
FileMaker apps bring customizable gifts to Hallmark store customers — and innovation to the company’s R&D division Whether you’re looking for a birthday card, a keepsake ornament, wrapping paper, or…
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