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The Running Test

  Posted by John Sindelar, 20 August 2014 - - - - - - · 84 views

Testing code is one thing, but how do we test our ideas. (I’m not talking about validating ideas with customers as in Lean Startup, but testing an idea against your gut. Is there a way to measure that?)When you’re small, opportunity costs are huge–your best customer is another customer you didn’t meet–so how do you...

JavaScript Functions in FileMaker

  Posted by John Sindelar, 07 August 2014 - - - - - - · 181 views

JavaScript Functions for Speed and ProfitThe movie below is from one of our most popular demos from “Year in Review” at DevCon 2014. I was talking about what a breakthrough custom functions were back in 2004 and how they unlocked a whole new kind of code-sharing among FileMaker developers. JavaScript functions in FileMaker may unlock...

20% Off DevCon Sale Continues

  Posted by John Sindelar, 04 August 2014 - - - - - - · 138 views

If you couldn’t make it to DevCon, SeedCode is extending our 20% off sale on all templates and add-ons through this week (August 8th).That’s 20% off our Pro Calendar (with WebDirect support), ProMaps, and 20% off the new faster GoZync for syncing FileMaker Go.See all products on saleImplementation packages are not on sale. Please get...

DevCon Meditation Challenge

  Posted by John Sindelar, 28 July 2014 - - - - - - · 150 views

With so much going on at DevCon–and so many friends to catch up with–it can be tempting to put yourself on auto-pilot for the whole conference, just reacting to what’s around you.You can feel a little aimless that way. And you can miss things. You’ve sacrificed a lot to be here so double-down on that commitment: join the...

Virgin Date Pickers

  Posted by John Sindelar, 25 July 2014 - - - - - - · 189 views

If you haven’t played with flights on Virgin America’s new site you should definitely check it out. A great rethink of the flight booking workflow, it’s also a nice argument for the long-scrolling site.Big, sexy date pickers are dear to my heart. Book a flight. Details on the redesign, Work & CO, and their use of AngularJS...

Sync Webinar: Q&A with Todd Geist and John Sindelar

  Posted by John Sindelar, 22 July 2014 - - - - - - · 142 views

Syncing FileMaker GoWe got some great questions about sync in our last webinar and we’ve posted a video below. Big thanks to Todd Geist for joining me to answer questions and talk sync…If you’d like to attend and ask your own questions we have two more sync webinars scheduled:August 5, 10am PST – https://attendee.gotowebi...

Sync Based on Current Location (example file)

  Posted by John Sindelar, 15 July 2014 - - - - - - · 143 views

This video and example file demonstrates how to sync just the records relevant to your current location. This is a very common workflow in offline solutions and it helps keep the found set on your mobile device nice and small: meaning faster syncs and a better experience for folks in the field who don’t have to page through a bunch of irre...

WebDirect – Some native stuff that works great.

  Posted by John Sindelar, 10 July 2014 - - - - - - · 213 views

Pleasantly surprised at how some of the native behaviors we thought we’d have to script for WebDirect are working really well.Find mode – we’re using a dedicated find layout here but no crazy scripting.Quick FindNative sorting in WebDirectSubscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and rec...

The New GoZync5 – Faster FileMaker Syncs

  Posted by John Sindelar, 07 July 2014 - - - - - - · 131 views

Todd and I spent a week in Seattle together finishing up the latest version of GoZync: version 5. (GoZync is our scriptable sync framework for FileMaker: free and pro versions are available.) It’s hard to believe GoZync is now 3 years old, the first version having been released in June 2011. We’ve synced a lot of files since then. =)...

FileMaker 13 Animated Slide Panels

  Posted by John Sindelar, 24 June 2014 - - - - - - · 233 views

A colleague was asking how to simulate a drawer effect in FileMaker where an animated slide panel appears to withdraw completely into the window edge. This is pretty easily done but there are a few tricks to keep in mind (below).Animated Slide PanelsDownload the demo file, based on the Invoices starter solution. Click “slide panel demo...

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