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High Performance FileMaker

No Access? Watch the preview video here. HighPerformanceFileMaker_Pre.mp4 Attachment Size HighPerformanceFileMaker.zip 308.65 KB By Matt Petrowsky Creating a FileMaker solution which simply works is much easier than one which performs well. Yeah! You’d like to assume that FileMaker Inc. will take care of everything for you and your FileMaker solution, no matter how you build it, will just work perfectly and as fast as possible. Here’s the catch. You can hand a hammer to pret

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Perfect PDF Form Capture

PDF's won! The battle is over and they're the default digital document for our modern computing age - although ODF may try to disagree.* Of course, if you need to send someone a digital document, you obviously have a number of options. You can point them to a web page - most people have access to a web browser. You can send them a Microsoft Word document and hope they have something to open it - Google Apps is free. You can always send plain text or an RTF document - they're pretty universal.

FileMaker Magazine

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Perfect PDF Form Capture

No Access? Watch the preview video here. PDFFormCapture_Pre.mp4 By Matt Petrowsky PDF's won! The battle is over and they're the default digital document for our modern computing age - although ODF may try to disagree.* Of course, if you need to send someone a digital document, you obviously have a number of options. You can point them to a web page - most people have access to a web browser. You can send them a Microsoft Word document and hope they have something to open it - Google

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FileMaker Magazine

 

Clean Reading Code

The ability to read code is similar to being able to read a foreign language. The greater your vocabulary in terms of structuring sentences, the more expressive the result. When opening your own scripts just a few months later, if you can make quick sense of what the script does, then you've accomplished the ideal of clean reading code. In 2010, I set out to document my own methods of coding madness. There have always been standards floating around in the world of FileMaker and personal prefer

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Clean Reading Code

Attachment Size CleanReadingCode.zip 284.37 KB By Matt Petrowsky The ability to read code is similar to being able to read a foreign language. The greater your vocabulary in terms of structuring sentences, the more expressive the result. When opening your own scripts just a few months later, if you can make quick sense of what the script does, then you've accomplished the ideal of clean reading code. In 2010, I set out to document my own methods of coding madness. There have alwa

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

Charting Anywhere

One of the more valuable things you can add to your data is some sort of visualization. At its most basic level, this is primarily a chart or graph which speaks about the state of your data. Visualizations have been a hot topic in recent years because it's become so easy to access larger data sets. Spending even just a small amount of time on http://visualizing.org or http://www.informationisbeautiful.net makes your everyday UI designer salivate at all the pretty pictures which can provide insi

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

Charting Anywhere

No Access? Watch the preview video here. ChartingAnywhere_Pre.mp4 Attachment Size ChartingAnywhere.zip 292.7 KB By Matt Petrowsky One of the more valuable things you can add to your data is some sort of visualization. At its most basic level, this is primarily a chart or graph which speaks about the state of your data. Visualizations have been a hot topic in recent years because it's become so easy to access larger data sets. Spending even just a small amount of time on http

FileMaker Magazine

FileMaker Magazine

 

Developer Debugging Tricks

Spending a lot of time, within any environment, slowly provides the nuances of that trade. Many of which you simply can't know when first getting started. It's not just one tip or trick which makes you great. It's the 'bag of tricks' which make you good - and fast. In this video, I go over a few of my Developer Debugging Tricks. These have been really helpful when developing for either Mobile or Server Side scripts. While developing, you always need to know various things about the environmen

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FileMaker Magazine

 

Optimized Display Images

For newer FileMaker developers it's easy to exclaim "Oh, cool, FileMaker takes care of that for me. Look, it reduces the image to fit my container." Coupled with the false assumption that what you see is optimized to the ideal resolution will give you nothing but a SLOW FileMaker solution. While it's nice to have something taken care of for you, it's not always the most ideal. FileMaker can only anticipate so many situations and conditions and, as a developer, your solution may require far more

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