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Old ways vs New ways

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 23 October 2014 - - - - - - · 137 views

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...



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Standards! Standards! Read All About It!

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 12 September 2014 - - - - - - · 225 views

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. As developers, either commissioned or “in house” our support of a system may...


SEO and Why Content Is King

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 31 July 2014 - - - - - - · 209 views

Practically every web developer, blogger and SEO specialist on the internet talks about how content is king, but what do they really mean? Thousands of websites and blogs are updated every day and every single one of these websites is crawled over by Google to find the keywords, content and to see if there have...



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Game Changers

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 09 July 2014 - - - - - - · 161 views

The phrase game changer is one of those phrases that can potentially be good or bad depending on the connotation given to it. To this effect I want to talk about both. The good I want to talk about are things that we take for granted like large steps up in the industry, or potentially amazing feats...



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FileMaker Plugin Development

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 18 June 2014 - - - - - - · 247 views

During my time at Linear Blue I have been introduced to the realms of FileMaker and what it offers. As I have been first and foremost a Web Developer FileMaker is new to me but at it’s heart it is by all accounts just a Database and those I am quite familiar with. Upon arriving...



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.fmp[x]Berlin

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 17 April 2014 - - - - - - · 228 views

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. The conference is open to one and all, across Europe and beyond. Berlin: 2nd – 4th June 2014 Where nhow Hotel, Stralauser Allee 3, 10245 Berlin Find out...


WebDirect: Early Days for the IWP replacement …

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 15 April 2014 - - - - - - · 328 views

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 suppor...


My Time As An Apprentice

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 01 April 2014 - - - - - - · 123 views

As some people may or may not have known, I am Linear Blue’s other apprentice alongside Jacob Unsworth. I am the Web Development Apprentice whereas he is the FileMaker Developer Apprentice. Although we work closely together, even our desks are across from each other, we both have completely different skillsets and work in completely different......


Everything on the Go

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 24 March 2014 - - - - - - · 199 views

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...



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Boost your Libraries

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 20 March 2014 - - - - - - · 168 views

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. So what is this blog post all about....



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