What you will learn about Tami Williams in this interview: How she got started using FileMaker, and when (hint: she’s been using it as long as I have, which is a long time) Her experience with different businesses, including the major companies she subcontracts for at times All about her new FileMaker based solution, CCAudits, […]
What is your opinion, FileMaker Developers? The linked podcast is an hour long, and gets into a lot of details. I’ve quoted the discussion time notes below to help cut it down if you are short of time. The basic argument is simple: Value based fees for longer projects, billed regularly. Or, if possible, billed entirely […]
We read about security breaches every day in the news. And our client’s need for security is growing as the hackers develop more and better tools. One answer is to two-factor authentication, something most computer users know of, even if the name sounds somewhat daunting: Most secure sites, such as banks, credit card companies, and […]
Here’s what you’ll learn in this interview with Carl Horton of FileMaker Hosting Pros: FMPHost deals almost exclusively with FileMaker Servers FMPHost does not do FileMaker development; Instead, they direct business to developers who use their services Which cities in the world they have servers All about their single pane of glass to to manage databases […]
Here’s what you’ll learn in this fascinating interview with Mainspring’s Mike Beargie: Tips from his WebDirect presentation The key to high performance in WebDirect Which is better in WebDirect: a concatenated text object or a field? The best way to make a list in WebDirect Optimizing the process flow for best performance Speed increase in FileMaker […]
Building an online form can be tricky, and linking it to FileMaker even more so. Tim Dietrich attacked the problem from a different perspective: Use an online form builder, Wufoo, to take the pain out of the web building side. Next, design a FileMaker solution, fmfoo, using PHP to link to Wufoo to FileMaker: I released […]
Cimbura.com outlines integration options between FileMaker and WordPress in this comprehensive article as well as the advantages of using both platforms in concert..
What will you learn in this video interview of two icons (Richard Carlton and Tim Cimbura) in the FileMaker community? Integrating FileMaker with WordPress–Tim Cimbura’s favorite tools and plugins for doing so, and maybe someday, Tim will release his custom php software for enhancing those tools. SalesForce vs FileMaker–transferring files to FileMaker, including custom files SalesForce […]
*Devcon was smoking hot, but not this hot…The Cosmopolitan caught fire on the Saturday after Devcon…No one was seriously injured, thankfully. FileMaker Devcon 2015 is over, and with sixteen interview sessions in the can, I’m looking at some serious video production time. Look for the interviews to be posted over the coming weeks. The interviewees included Richard Carlton, […]
Look for the Richard Carlton/Tim Cimburra interview soon (both had time constraints, so they graciously agreed to a join interview), and learn what they think about FileMaker’s future, some great business tips, and lots of interesting FileMaker conversation. Meanwhile, enjoy another great video from Richard on interactive containers in FileMaker:
A great first interview with Michael Rocharde of michaelrocharde.com at FileMaker Devcon 2015. Great FileMaker tips and business savvy.
I studied SalesForce at a client’s request a year ago or so, and found it to be a powerful, yet rigid tool. As is necessary for a tool trying to be all things to all people. Take a look at Microsoft Word or Excel. Most users barely scratch the surface of the programs capabilities, and […]
Don’t need to know CSS? Think again. With more demand for interoperability with web based resources, familiarity with html and CSS is growing in importance. And let’s not forget that Filemaker themes are CSS based. While this is aimed more at helping web designers, these tools could be very helpful for FileMaker developers, too: We […]
Mike Westendorf, of DB Services, offers up a checklist for developers to use to secure their clients data. Or for any FileMaker user, for that matter: The FileMaker platform does a great job providing native security features for your organization. While no organization can have too much security, the key is finding a comfort level […]