Documentation on a Project

When developing custom solutions, it is beneficial to document the project in different ways. One reason for planning out the early stages of a project is to try and foresee any potential problems that may occur. During a project, recording what works and what deliverables are complete that are ready to be shown to theContinue Reading Tagged With:

FileMaker 16 Release Notes

Another year and another version of FileMaker! If it seems like only yesterday that FileMaker 15 was released, you aren’t too far off. FileMaker is now releasing versions on a more annual cycle, which means product releases will become more frequent. This is good news for both developers and end users alike as it willContinue Reading Tagged With:

Software Development Cycle

Let’s spend a little time discussing the Developers view and how it differs from the customer’s view on a “completed” project.  Thinking of any major video game or software that is on the market makes it very clear that a developer’s job on a project/piece of software is never “done”.  Developers continue to make modificationsContinue Reading

Collaborating with Others

Collaborating with people is a part of many projects, allowing the opportunity to share ideas and delegate tasks. This varies on different levels, depending on whether we are talking to managers, developers, or customers. There may be certain people we work with better than others, but when things work out, it’s an exciting moment forContinue Reading Tagged With:

Cleanliness in Developing

As developers, the longer we develop the more attached we become to certain methods of organizing information.  In saying that, I mean my eye twitches when I work on a project that lacks a clean organized backend to the solution.   As a team at Cross IT we do a great job of adhering to commonContinue Reading

Feature Management

This past weekend I had the pleasure of running into one of my old classmates from college. After the typical pleasantries of catching up and reminiscing the conversation naturally shifted towards our respective jobs and what we do. With my friend being an in house database developer using Oracle and myself using FileMaker to developContinue Reading Tagged With:

ExecuteSQL Function: Table & Field Name Formatting

With the newest file format of FileMaker 12, we also received the function ExecuteSQL to many developer’s delight. From then on, it has helped expand many FileMaker files in its capabilities, one being reporting. If SQL wasn’t something a developer already knew, they could try SQL Explorer made by SeedCode to easily implement this newContinue Reading Tagged With: , , ,