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Modular Programming with FileMaker Card Windows

Modular Programming with FileMaker Card Windows | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

LET’S PLAY CARDS!

The Card Window was introduced in FileMaker 16. We learned some pretty cool development techniques and use cases for Card Windows during one of the breakout sessions we attended during DevCon 2018.

TRANSACTIONS

Card Windows can be a great tool for transactional programming. You can easily arrange for transactional events to either pass or fail, meaning all edits/adds/deletes that happen during the transaction are either committed or not. Cards can be leveraged to guide the user through a process, storing the data via global fields, variables or JSON arrays along the way. Ultimately, the data will only be committed if the user completes all of the steps. Incidentally, you can also use slide panels to create this user experience.

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FileMaker DevCon JavaScript Training: A lot of us want to learn

FileMaker DevCon JavaScript Training: A lot of us want to learn | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
The future of FileMaker and JavaScript is bright.

 

We will continue to promote its use and inspire folks, and I hope to work with others in the community to do the same.

 

JavaScript is one of the many professional tools FileMaker developers can use to innovate.

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More about Javascript from Geistinteractive here : https://www.geistinteractive.com/topics/javascript/

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Using Machine Language for Image Auto-Classification in FileMaker

Using Machine Language for Image Auto-Classification in FileMaker | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) were two of many hot topics this week at the FileMaker DevCon 2018. 

 

Check out Christian Schmidt's video about image detection using the Apple Core features along with his very capable MBS plugin for FileMaker. 

 

The plugin has over 5000 commands now...incredible.

 

Learn how to add auto image classification to FileMaker using the MDB plugin from Monkey Bread Software.

Includes a free FileMaker example file at the link.

 

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Includes a free FileMaker example file at the link.

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What Works | FileMaker tip - Video - SeedCode

What Works | FileMaker tip - Video - SeedCode | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

This series started as a few posts on our internal blog and eventually became my (FileMaker) DevCon 2017 session, What Works – Increasing Code Quality While Staying Lean.

 

I started these when we were bringing on a new employee and felt the need to document some of the reasons we were successful.

With so much interest in the DevCon session, we’re now making the original posts public: this will be the first of four.

These tactics have made a big difference for SeedCode and I hope you find them useful.

 

– John Sindelar 

 

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What is SSL and Why Do You Need It for Your FileMaker Deployment?

What is SSL and Why Do You Need It for Your FileMaker Deployment? | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a critical part of security, but many FileMaker developers don't know much about it.

We all use it, probably every day, but most of us have not had to set it up or really understand how it actually works.

Maybe we think of it as some sort of voodoo that happens behind the scene, and as a user, that's fine; there's no need to understand it any more than that.

But as a developer or a server administrator who has to set it up, it can be helpful to know a bit more about how it works.

I’ve invested some time learning about SSL and even presented a session at the 2017 FileMaker DevCon called "Demystifying SSL."

 

Read more on Soliant consulting blog + look at the video

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FileMaker DevCon 2017 videos | YouTube

FileMaker DevCon 2017 videos | YouTube | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

FileMaker DevCon 2017 videos

 

The FileMaker Developer conference includes in-depth sessions from the most knowledgeable and experienced FileMaker developers.

 

Different tracks :

 

  • FileMaker DevCon 2017 - Beginner
  • FileMaker DevCon 2017 - Intermediate
  • FileMaker DevCon 2017 - Business
  • FileMaker DevCon 2017 - Deployment
  • FileMaker DevCon 2017 - Innovation
  • FileMaker DevCon 2017 - Advanced

 

 

 

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Deploy and Configure FileMaker Mobile Custom Apps Using MDM | FileMakerProGurus

Deploy and Configure FileMaker Mobile Custom Apps Using MDM | FileMakerProGurus | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Mobile Device Management (MDM) is Apple software that allows a user to manage medium to large numbers of iPhone and iPads.  

The workgroups range in size from just a handful for a classroom to deploying apps to thousands of users across the world.

John Miller and Nick Amundsen of JAMF software are experts with MDM, and spoke at DevCon 2016 on how to specifically deploy and configure FileMaker mobile custom apps using MDM

 

Read more on FileMakerprogurus' website

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Summary of Recent FileMaker Statistics | Cimbura.com

Summary of Recent FileMaker Statistics | Cimbura.com | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

FileMaker has been helping companies transform their business more than 30 years and developed quite the installed user base around the world.

 

Here’s a run down of some FileMaker statistics and facts.

The FileMaker platform consists of 6 separate products that work together to create custom application solutions:

 

  • FileMaker client (desktop macOS/Windows),
  • FileMaker Advanced (developers),
  • FileMaker Go (mobile iPhone/iPad),
  • FileMaker Server,
  • FileMaker Webdirect (web), and
  • FileMaker Cloud (hosting via AWS).


Over 24 million copies of FileMaker have been delivered in 15 languages to organizations of all sizes.

(50% or more of them have been overseas.)

The FileMaker mobile client FileMaker Go for the iPad and iPhone has over 2 million downloads on iOS devices making it the most popular mobile database app in the app store.

With over 1 billion active iOS devices in the world it is a huge opportunity to be grow even more.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple (the largest company in the world) FileMaker has been independently profitable for 72+ quarters consistently.

DB Engines reported FileMaker in the top 17 databases…and it connects to the top DBs (Oracle, mySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, and Postgre SQL) automatically via ESS.

 

FileMaker usage has been trending up over time.

G2 Crowd ranked FileMaker as the #1 rapid application development software. Grid℠ for Rapid Application Development | Fall 2016

There are over 1,200 FileMaker Business Alliance partners worldwide.

In the Americas there are about 50 FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum partners.

The FileMaker Community has over 50,000 members.

Statistics gathered from FileMaker’s Company info page, FileMaker DevCon, and other sources as linked.

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To illustrate clearly our recent summary of FileMaker Statistics we created this helpful infographic.

 

https://cimbura.com/2017/01/24/filemaker-stats-glance-infographic/

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FileMaker Developer vs Consultant | FileMakerProGurus

FileMaker Developer vs Consultant | FileMakerProGurus | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it
FileMaker Developer vs Consultant

James J. Wesolowski, Managing Principal and Founder of Colibri Solutions LLC, presented on the topic of FileMaker Developer vs Consultant at DevCon 2016.  

 

For those wanting to move their career or business forward, take the time to listen to this presentation and study the associated materials.

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FileMaker Cloud: What You Need to Know | Cimbura.com

FileMaker Cloud: What You Need to Know | Cimbura.com | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

Yesterday (28 sept 2016), FileMaker, Inc. took the wraps off of the latest addition to the FileMaker platform: FileMaker Cloud.

 

It was announced at FileMaker DevCon 2016 in July, but we were not able to talk about it publicly until now.

 

This post will be an overview of what FileMaker Cloud is, how it compares to existing offerings, reasons why it may or may not be a good fit for you, what it costs, things to watch out for, plus other resources if you want to dig deeper.

 

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Also look at the resources mentioned at the end of the post ...

 

and some more on

 

Learning FileMaker http://www.scoop.it/t/learning-filemaker?q=FileMaker+cloud

 

 

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FMoT full recorded session now available – soSIMPLE Software/Paradise Partners

FMoT full recorded session now available – soSIMPLE Software/Paradise Partners | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

FMoT: The FileMaker of Things

Many of the web-themed sessions from FileMaker DevCon 2016 are being posted on YouTube, including the session I presented on connecting your FileMaker solution to the Internet of Things (IoT).

It was fun session – we connected our FileMaker file to

  • Amazon Echo (“Alexa, Trigger a New Record in FileMaker“),
  • a HomeBoy security camera – grab snapshots and videos automatically or on demand and insert them into FileMaker, and
  • OrbNext, a really cool light that changes colors depending on what was happening in our FileMaker solution.

 

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Why you should be using barcodes to improve your business | FileMaker

Why you should be using barcodes to improve your business | FileMaker | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

Last year at the annual FileMaker Developer’s (DevCon 2015) conference, I (Ryan Klenk)  presented a session on the technical side of integrating barcoding technologies into a FileMaker custom app.

We see such a significant productivity boost every time we help an organization integrate barcodes into what had been a manual process, we often wonder why more businesses don’t do it.

 

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FileMaker DEVCON 2016 Italy - BOLOGNA - 11 AL 13 OTTOBRE

FileMaker DEVCON 2016 Italy - BOLOGNA - 11 AL 13 OTTOBRE | Learning FileMaker | Scoop.it

FM DEVCON 2016


A BOLOGNA DALL'11 AL 13 OTTOBRE FM DEVCON 2016, LA CONFERENZA ITALIANA PER GLI SVILUPPATORI E GLI UTENTI FILEMAKER.


Se il vostro livello di sviluppo ha bisogno di fare un salto di qualità, oppure se volete stare insieme a chi condivide la vostra stessa passione, o se volete scambiare idee ed esperienze, iscrivetevi subito. 

 

Il ricco calendario di sessioni e l’impareggiabile spirito della comunità FileMaker fanno di FM Devcon un appuntamento imperdibile.

Ci vediamo a Bologna.

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