It’s been over 2 years now since the FileMaker API for PHP public beta was first released, followed by it’s inclusion in FileMaker Server 9 (not Advanced which was a great decision to really get the technology widely adopted). I’ve done a lot of projects this year involving the FileMaker API for PHP to create […]
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I didn’t mention this in my DevCon 2008 recap but one of the other new tools that was previewed in the foyer and hallways of DevCon was the new FMTouch. Think of FMTouch as FileMaker Mobile for the Apple iPhone or iTouch, but much better. The relational capabilities of FMTouch is something long time FileMaker […]
It’s been a few weeks now since I returned from the FileMaker 2008 Developer Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. It was a whirlwind trip this time – there and back in 6 days with lots of jetlag and not much sleep, no thanks to Qantas for cancelling my return flight and delaying my departure. I’ve finally […]
Update: we’ve released a new product – fmSMS – that allows you to send/receive SMS/TXT messages from FileMaker Pro. See the website at www.fmsms.com for full details. We’ve been integrating FileMaker solutions into SMS/TXT message gateways for many years. We sent our first SMS from a FileMaker database in 1999 (back then it involved lots […]
I’ve worked on many FileMaker implementations that require integration with external systems, whether it is importing, exporting, posting or syncing data, usually with XML involved in there somewhere. I’ve had many discussions with FileMaker engineering staff at FileMaker DevCons over the years as well about where I would like to see FileMaker Pro expand in […]
I’ve written previously about the changes to where plugins are downloaded to with FileMaker Pro 9, which now has 2 possible locations for storing plugins: 1 – the FileMaker Pro Extensions folder and; 2 – the user’s Application Data folder Having the same plugins (but different versions) in both locations can create some plugin management problems for you as the plugins […]
Anyone who has had to deal with exchanging data between a FileMaker Pro database and data stored in other database systems (MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle etc) will be familar with handling characters that FileMaker doesn’t appear to handle all that well. This is especially true when retrieving data via the web, e.g. an HTTP POST […]
FileMaker Australia have a new promotion available – purchase 10 seats of FileMaker Pro 9 at Volume License Prices (VLA) and get a free copy of FileMaker Server 9 (RRP AUD $1645.00). Education customers get an even bigger discount. This also includes 12 months of maintenance which means you will automatically receive any upgrades for […]
If you’re ever looking for some sample data to populate a typical FileMaker Pro contacts database here are some sources for free sample data: Fake Name Generator – creates single and bulk names, addresses, phone numbers etc. Has different format options for different countries Briandunning.com – has free downloadable .csv files for 500, 5000, 50000 […]
FileMaker Inc recently announced the details for this year’s FileMaker Developer Conference – DevCon 2008. This year DevCon moves back to Phoenix, Arizona after a few years in Orlando, Florida. For Australian attendees this is good news – connecting to Phoenix is much quicker than another long flight to Orlando from the US West Coast […]