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Rapid Development of Custom Solutions vs Vertical Markets

Have you ever wondered what the difference is from a development standpoint of creating a custom FileMaker solution for a business compared to creating a vertical market solution for resale?  The first and most obvious difference is that instead of developing a solution for a specific company with a very […]

Development on Offline Copies of Files

FileMaker has the convenience of being able to perform updates to live systems when put onto a server or in the cloud. Also, when the FileMaker system is set up this way it is more accessible in many places. However, there are FileMaker systems that are used quite often or […]

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”.  […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Integrating FileMaker With iOS Features

As FileMaker developers, we sometimes take things in development for granted that customers and even internal employees may not be aware of.  In some of the newer projects that I have been working on, there have been requested features that I have not exactly needed to quote out or build […]

Introducing FileMaker Cloud

On September 27 2016 FileMaker, Inc. released the newest product to the FileMaker Platform, FileMaker Cloud. Now that the dust has settled, we wanted to evaluate what this means for FileMaker and what it could mean for your FileMaker solutions. The first thing to do is look at how FileMaker Cloud […]

A Developer’s Christmas

Christmas as a developer can be a very interesting time of year. In talking with my family about the plans, presents for the kids, and who is attending what day, one though kept coming to mind: “I can just make an iPhone App for this.”  While the thought of making […]