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Custom Development and Customer Relations

Level: Beginner  By: Eric Lewis In Custom development working with flexibility can sometimes be a challenge.  Keeping the customer involved with every aspect of a project can help with keeping your team and the customer on the same page from the very beginning.  With a firm understanding of the development side […]

App Development and Decorative Pillows

In life, there is no limit to the number of things that naturally go great together: Chocolate and Peanut Butter, Steak and Potatoes, Romeo and Juliet, Black and Gold (especially in Pittsburgh) and even Tango and Cash. So how does custom app development and decorative pillows fit into this discussion? […]

Relationship Graph Structure

A Discussion/Question/Tip: Relationship Graph Structure Level: Medium By: Laura Betz Relationship graphs are vital to how FileMaker database files function. They are unique in that there are table occurrences (TOs) instead of the actual tables, unlike in an entity relationship diagram (ERD). ·The structure is different when it is possible […]

FileMaker 15

A Discussion: FileMaker 15  Level: Beginner  By: Laura Betz  On May 10, 2016, FileMaker Inc. (an Apple Subsidiary) announced the release of FileMaker 15.  This version was released approximately one year from the release of FileMaker 14.  This is the quickest release of the FileMaker Pro whole numbered version.  Even with the quick release of the latest version there are several changes and additions.  Some […]

Introducing FileMaker 15

Today, FileMaker, Inc. announced the release of the FileMaker 15 Platform. It includes a number of improvements and enhancements in the areas of Mobility, Automation & Integration, Security, Performance, and Ease of Use. To learn more about this simply powerful software for creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, […]

Layout Themes and Styles

An Explanation: Layout Themes and Styles Level: Beginner-Medium By: Laura Betz http://www.filemaker.com/help/html/fmpa_custom.23.7.html FileMaker 14 has several new design features since version 12 including button bars and SVG icons. Taking the presentation of solutions developed within FileMaker to a new level. These change allow FM developers to showcase the diversity of […]

Data GUI Method Comparison

A Discussion: Data GUI Method Comparison Level: Medium By: Laura Betz Any beginner to FileMaker will soon learn the vast developmental capabilities the platform offers. The flexibility offered within the FileMaker product is a unique database with an effective GUI (Graphical User Interface). Most platforms focus on SQL or HTML. […]