North West Sydney FileMaker Developer Meetup Dates for 2016

The dates for the North West Sydney FileMaker Developer Meetups for the rest of 2016 have been locked in:

June 17

September 16

December 9

Venue: Pennant Hills Bowling Club (short walk from Pennant Hills train station)
Time: 12.30pm

If you would like to join the mailing list just visit the signup page at:

We’ll send our reminders before each meeting – anyone is welcome to attend and no RSVP is required.

FileMaker Developer Conference 2008

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 after 14 hours in a plane just getting to the US (even worse if you had to fly economy). It’s a shame the new V Australia flights aren’t taking off until December as finally we see some real competition on the route which Qantas and United have been sharing for years. I like the new timetable for the V Australia flights as well – Qantas seem to enjoy arriving in Los Angeles at 6am, having left Australia at 6am and if you’re like me you haven’t slept much on the way.

The conference is on  from July 13 to 17 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona and if you register by May 16 you will save US $200.00 (registration is US $1,195.00 and increases to US $1,395 after May 16). There are 3 tracks this year: Fundamentals, Advanced and Integration. You can get all the details here. FMPug also have a Scheduler formatted for handheld/mobile devices at

Databuzz will once again be attending DevCon 2008 – this is our seventh straight year attending the FileMaker DevCon from memory – and we look forward to learning some new tricks and techniques which we can bring back and implement in our customer’s solutions.

 Andrew Duncan

FileMaker Pro 9 Bible Book Released

A new FileMaker related book has recently been released – FileMaker Pro 9 Bible, co-authored by Australia’s very own Ray Cologon and Dennis R. Cohen. Weighing in at a massize 768 pages this will be an invaluable addition for most FileMaker developers, both beginner and experienced. I’ve ordered my copy from Amazon already and are looking forward to it’s imminent arival. Members of the FileMaker TechNet and FileMaker Business Alliance will be familiar with the quality of Ray’s contributions to the TechTalk/BizTalk mailing lists. A PDF of the table of contents is available at:

(which itself is 21 pages!) which shows the depth of content that this new book offers. I suspect this book will become one of the “must haves” for FileMaker developers worldwide (at least English speaking ones at this stage). Several example extracts are available on the publisher’s website at:,descCd-description.html