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  1. WOW! Awesome comments!! Sorry, it took me a bit to catch up. This is a fantastic start. I already see things I want to check out. I hope you all do too. This is the brainstorming stage of this conversation. Let's keep tossing things up and we'll find the natural way to start categorizing and making this information more structured. All things start with a beginning. Thanks for the posts!!
  2. Evernote has been a true game changer for me. I think it's such an amazing tool it deserves it's own place to share how we're using it. Here's a quick description of the way I'm using it recently - but I may change my organization over time. I'm interested in how you all are using it and has anyone done integration with FM with the Evernote API. How I'm working with it: • Client Info: I create a notebook per client. I like to keep a NOTE for all business logic, language, etc... • Features: I often set up 1 NOTE to store historical notes on a single page. • UI Design Screenshots: I create a note with before and after screen shots, since evernote does OCR on images you can search for a word that might appear on a layout screen shot for finding it again later, for reference. • Workflow Screenshots: As I work I screenshot before and after graph work or relationship settings, scripts when working fast and wanting to quickly capture changes. Just did a huge data migration and captured screenshots at given points to slow myself down and double check my work. I could see if I had "Add new records" selected. A bit crazy but I appreciated it slowing me down just a bit and forced me to stick to a rule I try to live by, check it 3 x. For the data migration project it was helpful to see the record counts and a bit of import mapping. An odd use case but something I tried. • Wiki-like Topic Notes: I have a FileMaker notebook, inside that I have a NOTE per TOPIC, like SQL and I'll put most of my links on 1 page for quick reference but I'm not sure if that's better than having individual notes. I guess I'm using it a bit like a wiki. I like it because instead of having to read a really long list of notes within my FileMaker notebook - I can get right to my favorite SQL notes. I could go on and on here... I will pause and come back when I have some more time. Must leave the forum for a bit.
  3. What apps do you use without fail? We all use a lot of applications but which one's do you fire up everyday without fail? This is just a starter conversation. If we find a program like "Evernote" is super popular, we can break those out into distinct topics and share how we're using it. Me first! Everyday I fire up the engine by opening: Mail iChat iCal Safari Google (Drive, Docs, Calendar, Google Hangouts) Evernote FileMaker 12 Advanced Dracons 2empowerFM Developer Assistant BBEdit Jing Characters (toolbar utility to copy ) Clocks (toolbar utility to see what time it is elsewhere) Deskscribble (utility to mark up your screen) TextExpander (custom keyboard shortcut, text expander)
  4. Hi! This is a great question and definitely what I hope this forum will start to dig into. I am new to editing the forum so I just posted this same intro to the News area. Forgive me as I bumble through getting familiar. I may delete this topic - not sure if your comment goes with it. I'd love to put this into it's own topic - so we can focus on evernote. It's been such a game changer for me and I'm still experimenting with how I want to use it. I'm going to ponder a bit on a few topics and get a place where we can really focus on evernote. Thanks for this... will give you some more specific feedback soon!
  5. My name is Chiyoko Yoshida and I'm a FileMaker Certified developer. I've been working with FileMaker since version 2 and I love it! I'd like to thank Stephen Dolenski and Steven Blackwell for setting up this forum! "How We Work" stems from a session I recently held at Pause on Error 2013 in Portland, Oregon. I had never held a session before nor have I hosted a forum conversation. So this is all new for me. I've had this topic bubbling in my thoughts for years. I finally bit the bullet and decided to jump in. I'm really inspired to better understand how we work as Developers. I'm fascinated by people's work flow and enjoy learning about how people do things. I hope this conversation can help us to harness the collective knowledge of our community, identify common patterns in the day, share our tools, improve our work environment and of course dig into some tips and tricks. The idea being we all learn from each other, keep fresh on things and share on things that work and the things that don't work. I think we all share the goal of getting through the day, producing high quality work with the greatest experience possible. As I put together my presentation for POE 2013, I had to think about how I could start to discuss this with others. What are the big pieces of any given day and what are we doing? In order to talk about how we work we need to know who we are, the nature of our environments, our teams/s or lack there of, what kind of work do we do, how do we do the work and with what tools? Pretty huge topic! So, to start I came up with these buckets of things I think we all do daily and some patterns we repeat when doing things. For each bucket and pattern there are tools we use and methods or processes we do to accomplish 'things'. The Buckets = the things we do each day Communicate PPP = Focus (PPP = Prepare, Plan, Prioritize) Schedule Build Libraries of Resources Work Learn / Inspiration Challenges The Patterns = the series of actions we take to do things each day Search Review Action Document Refresh/Tranistion So, with this in mind or as a framework to work within, I will throw some topics out there. Everyone is welcome to join in. Thank you for stopping by. Sincerely, Chiyoko
  6. Hello FMForums! Welcome to... My name is Chiyoko Yoshida and I'm a FileMaker Certified developer. I've been working with FileMaker since version 2 and I love it! I'd like to thank Stephen Dolenski and Steven Blackwell for setting up this forum! "How We Work" stems from a session I recently held at Pause on Error 2013 in Portland, Oregon. I had never held a session before nor have I hosted a forum conversation. So this is all new for me. I've had this topic bubbling in my thoughts for years. I finally bit the bullet and decided to jump in. I'm really inspired to better understand how we work as Developers. I'm fascinated by people's work flow and enjoy learning about how people do things. I hope this conversation can help us to harness the collective knowledge of our community, identify common patterns in the day, share our tools, improve our work environment and of course dig into some tips and tricks. The idea being we all learn from each other, keep fresh on things and share on things that work and the things that don't work. I think we all share the goal of getting through the day, producing high quality work with the greatest experience possible. As I put together my presentation for POE 2013, I had to think about how I could start to discuss this with others. What are the big pieces of any given day and what are we doing? In order to talk about how we work we need to know who we are, the nature of our environments, our teams/s or lack there of, what kind of work do we do, how do we do the work and with what tools? Pretty huge topic! So, to start I came up with these buckets of things I think we all do daily and some patterns we repeat when doing things. For each bucket and pattern there are tools we use and methods or processes we do to accomplish 'things'. The Buckets = the things we do each day Communicate PPP = Focus (PPP = Prepare, Plan, Prioritize) Schedule Build Libraries of Resources Work Learn / Inspiration Challenges The Patterns = the series of actions we take to do things each day Search Review Action Document Refresh/Tranistion So, with this in mind or as a framework to work within, I will throw some topics out there. Everyone is welcome to join in. Thank you for stopping by. Sincerely, Chiyoko