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  Posted by Paul de Halle, 17 April 2014 - - - - - - · 69 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 - - - - - - · 185 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 - - - - - - · 35 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 - - - - - - · 101 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...


Boost your Libraries

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 20 March 2014 - - - - - - · 102 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....


The downfall of Flash

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 24 February 2014 - - - - - - · 169 views

I’m not talking about the superhero here; I’m talking about the video and animation creator and player that millions of people came to love and use on a daily basis. In its hay-day, flash was pretty much a system requirement for accessing the web. Many of the largest websites around would use Flash to relay...


Are we there yet?

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 17 February 2014 - - - - - - · 79 views

I decided to take a break from my story having started at Linear Blue around 6 months ago, as everything is settling down and becoming easier for me. Instead I’d like to talk about where we might be going in the future in terms of the technology we use day to day. As with all...


Raspberry Pi GPIO and Node.js

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 10 February 2014 - - - - - - · 175 views

My last post talked about JavaScpipt and how exciting it is to be programming in this language. With this post I thought I would continue and explain a little bit more why it is exciting. A few months ago at Linear Blue the web team began looking into Node.js and inperticular it’s ability to achieve...


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

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 03 February 2014 - - - - - - · 175 views

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...


Reporting gotchas in FM 12 & 13

  Posted by Paul de Halle, 27 January 2014 - - - - - - · 226 views

FileMaker 13 has been with us for a few weeks now and with it comes a new set of gotchas. I thought I would share a couple of things to watch out for when producing printed (pdf) reports (one of which was introduced in 12). In FileMaker 12 in the Layout Setup dialog we were...


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