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Can I Quit Now?

As I begin to pen this blog article, I realize that my chosen title may give the wrong impression. At first glance, you may think that I am no longer satisfied by my chosen profession, in general, or my current job, specifically. To put any rumors to rest, please indulge […]

February 2019 Meeting of FMburgh

After taking our customary winter break, the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group returns with our first gathering in 2019! For the next meeting of FMburgh, we will once again gather at Bakery Square in the University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Rehabilitation Science and Technology Conference Room on February 6 at 6:30 […]

FMburgh Meeting December 2018

The agenda for the evening includes a roundtable discussion centered around the topic “The Year in Review”. As another year comes to a close, we will use this time to discuss those things that have changed in the world of FileMaker over the last twelve months. With the release of […]

FMburgh November 2018 Meeting

For the next meeting of FMburgh, the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group, we will once again gather at Bakery Square in the University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Rehabilitation Science and Technology Conference Room on November 7 at 6:30 PM. As part of this “FileMaker Show-n-Tell”, our own Laura Betz and Thomas Waters […]

FMburgh October 2018 Meeting

Join us for a special meeting as FMburgh welcomes Charles Delfs to the virtual podium to dicuss FM BetterForms. We will once again gather at Bakery Square in the University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Rehabilitation Science and Technology Conference Room on October 3 at 6:30 PM. As is our custom, we plan […]

FMburgh September 2019 Meeting

Join us for “FileMaker DevCon 2018 Takeaways”, a roundtable discussion at the next meeting of FMburgh. We will once again gather at Bakery Square in the University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Rehabilitation Science and Technology Conference Room on September 5 at 6:30 PM. As is our custom, we plan to […]

Evolution of the Script Parameter

For any FileMaker developer or power user, writing scripts to automate processes is a weekly, if not daily, task. During the course of our script writing, we are able to use script parameters to pass information to the script from a button, script trigger, or another script. This allows us […]

FileMaker DevCon 2018 – Do and Do Not

It is August 5th 2018 and you are walking out of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. It’s a blistering 96 degrees Fahrenheit, the historical average for Dallas around this time of year. You reflect that somehow you have found yourself in an extraordinarily hot place during the summer for a […]

First Thoughts on FileMaker 17

The FileMaker 17 Platform has arrived. While the newest release provides many performance and feature enhancements for both the user and developer, I would like to share my thoughts on a few of the changes that have made an immediate impact in my little corner of the world. First, there […]

FileMaker: Scripting Deep Dive

FileMaker Workshop 2018-06-05 Automating tasks in a FileMaker solution is an essential component of a fully functional system. It improves the user experience in the areas of navigation, data entry, data validation, and reporting to name just a few. Cross I.T. Services & Solutions is partnering with ProFile Developers to […]