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FileMaker 13 and Apache

With FileMaker 13’s update comes an unexpected twist for some with regard to web publishing and Apache. For most installations this will be quite straight forward, deploying the web publishing engine and connecting from a remote location. With the Web publishing and web site on separate machines this would be recommended, however saying you are…

FileMaker 14 for the user…

FileMaker 14 has been out for a few weeks now and there are lots of discussions going on about all the new developer tools, but what does the new version of FileMaker offer the end user?

Extending Yii Web User Functionality

Over the past couple of months, we have started using Yii on a number of projects. It’s a great foundation for almost any project, allowing for easy extensibility, it is generally a well thought out MVC framework that has been quick to pickup.

Old ways vs New ways

As developers one of the hardest things for us year on year is pushing the limits of what we write and can feasibly do as developers. This leads us to get stuck in habits, whether that is code related in terms of syntax, structure related or interface. We like to do the same things repetitively…

Standards! Standards! Read All About It!

With FileMaker being such a versatile and quick development application it is often too easy to develop a functional solution with little regard for its legacy and, in particular, how the solution is to be supported, maintained and developed in the future.

.fmp[x]Berlin

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FileMaker zealot and all round good guy Egbert Friedrich is putting together the next European FileMaker Unconference, having previously run the successful Berlin PauseOnError in the past.

WebDirect: Early Days for the IWP replacement …

The introduction of WebDirect at the expense of Instant Web Publishing has added a much enhanced toolset to the developers armoury. There are considerable improvements in function that can avoid the clunky, compromising and design limited results of an IWP solution. WebDirect offers the following specific feature improvements that are now supported where they were…

Everything on the Go

Over the last decade we’ve seen a huge amount of change in the way we use IT. This is everything from what we’re using mobile phones for to the games we play and everything in between. I did a presentation for a company a little over a year and a half ago which talked about…

Boost your Libraries

For those waiting to see what happens to the Node.js controlled Lego car, right now it is stuck in the pit lane waiting parts. I can say though that I have had fun linking up the motors and testing with my iPhone just a little teaser there.

FileMaker – Instant Web Publishing [IWP] … R.I.P.

I’m sure we can think of some examples of where the deployment of Instant Web Publishing [IWP] for a solution has been successful and served to meet purpose for the end user. There are many examples, however, where IWP has been considered but the limitations proved too much of a stretch to be incorporated into…