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The Context Podcast: Protecting Your Data Hosted with FileMaker Server

Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of Marketing Angelo Luchi, Proof+Geist Director of Infrastructure Todd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTO From the outside, hosting with FileMaker Server can seem simple and straightforward. But behind the scenes, there’s a whole lot more going on! Whether you’re hosting your FileMaker solution on-premise or in the cloud, on your own or through a hosting provider, it’s important to keep a few things in mind to protect your data and

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

The Context Podcast: The Evolving Claris Platform

Peter Nelson, Claris Vice President of Engineering Andrew LeCates, Claris Director of Platform Evangelism Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of Marketing Ernest Koe, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CEO Todd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTO On April 26, 2022, Claris hosted a webinar on the future of their technology and platform. In this episode of The Context Podcast, Martha, Ernest, and Todd are joined by special guests Peter Nelson and Andrew LeCates from Claris. They foc

The Context Podcast: Multi-File Solutions & The Evolving FileMaker Platform

Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of Marketing Todd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTO John Renfrew, Independent Developer & Proof+Geist Affiliate In this episode, Martha, Todd, and John explore multi-file solutions from a broader perspective. Deciding on a single or multi-file FileMaker solution is not a good proxy for how complex the system is – a complex system can comprise one file, just as a simple system can comprise multiple files. Both Todd and John disc

Claris announces exciting changes to its platform

Focusing on Problem Solvers In today’s Claris webinar, CEO Brad Freitag started by saying that “Problem solvers are our ecosystem,” giving a shout out to the all-in Claris community of developers and consulting businesses. He and his team detailed a new licensing program, shared additions to the platform, and discussed the future. Here are three notable takeaways: Claris Studio: The next piece of the puzzle First, Claris is releasing a new product. Peter Nelson, VP of Engineering, referred to hi

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

The Context Podcast: The Modern FileMaker Revolution

Martha Zink will host the podcast, continuing the tradition of interviewing the Claris community on various topics. Have some ideas or want to be on the podcast? Drop us a line and let us know! We want it all, including technical deep dives, customer stories, conceptual chats, and other topics that benefit the people in our community (and help spread the word on how awesome this community is). The post The Context Podcast: The Modern FileMaker Revolution appeared first on Proof+Geist (formerly

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Introducing Otto 3

Today, we are proud and excited to release Otto 3 into the world and share it with the Claris FileMaker Community. You can read all about it on Otto’s new home: www.ottofms.com Also you can read Todd’s introduction to Otto 3 here. The post Introducing Otto 3 appeared first on Proof+Geist (formerly Geist Interactive). View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Towards A Better JavaScript Development Environment

Writing JavaScript in FileMaker is hard. Sure, the path is easy to see and clear to follow, but the actual writing of the code is hard. I have tried to find a way to write JS code that makes it fairly easy. And by “easy,” I mean “make it so that FileMaker developers don’t have […] The post Towards A Better JavaScript Development Environment appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

A Bit More about Proof+Geist

By now you’ve all heard the earth-shaking news: the merger between the Proof Group and Geist Interactive. The new company, Proof+Geist (the ‘+’ is silent, by the way), brings together the best of The Proof Group and Geist Interactive. All that you know about those separate entities are now as one. Now led by Ernest […] The post A Bit More about Proof+Geist appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Something is Happening here at Geist Interactive

Hello there 🙂 We have some exciting news to share with you. Geist Interactive has merged with the Proof Group to form Proof+Geist (the + is silent). This is an acceleration of our decades-long mission of empowering people to do great things, a mission we have always shared with the people at the Proof Group. […] The post Something is Happening here at Geist Interactive appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

FileMaker add-on Found Set: Changing the Limit and Offset

The Claris FileMaker Add-ons, released just a few updates ago, are one of the components that make up the Open Platform release. They’re useful in solving problems for FileMaker developers. Calendars and Kanban boards are popping up all over the community. They’re not without their issues, however, but most of what’s there we can control. […] The post FileMaker add-on Found Set: Changing the Limit and Offset appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

One Spark Academy 2020-2021 Giving Campaign

In normal years, when I get to travel around and speak to people about FileMaker, I am always gratified by how many of you in our FileMaker community ask me about One Spark Academy, the non profit learning center that my wife Lori and I started in 2011. Many of you follow the happenings there, […] The post One Spark Academy 2020-2021 Giving Campaign appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

In-Product Add-ons: A Few More Things

It’s been a few weeks since the Claris FileMaker add-ons were put into the product. A lot has happened since then. People have explored them using the sample data and even their own. The community is now filled with questions about these new packages of functionality. People are discovering what can be done with them. […] The post In-Product Add-ons: A Few More Things appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

FileMaker 19: FileMaker Add-ons with Join Relationships

In Part 2 of All that we Know on Add-ons (part 1 is here), we talked about how to create add-ons that include a simple child relationship. The sole purpose of that add-on was to add a child table and have it automatically relate to the context of the layout in which we drop the […] The post FileMaker 19: FileMaker Add-ons with Join Relationships appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Add-on Events

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we look at the FileMaker add-on events. Each FileMaker add-on comes with one or more events. A […] The post Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Add-on Events appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Refreshing the Data

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we look at how to use the FileMaker add-on refresh feature. The Point of the Add-ons In […] The post Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Refreshing the Data appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

FileMaker Add-ons: Refetching To ReRender

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we will examine the FileMaker add-on refetch process. Many of the add-ons are sort of ‘dashboard’ add-ons. […] The post FileMaker Add-ons: Refetching To ReRender appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Using Multiple Instances

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we look at how to use multiple instances of the FileMaker add-ons. The Point of the Add-ons […] The post Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Using Multiple Instances appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Configuring Each Add-on

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we look at the FileMaker add-on configurator The add-ons are meant to be working with little effort. […] The post Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Configuring Each Add-on appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

FileMaker Add-ons: Filtering the Data

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we look at the FileMaker Add-ons Filter mechanism. The Default Behavior By default, the add-ons work with […] The post FileMaker Add-ons: Filtering the Data appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Refining the Find

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we look at the FileMaker Add-ons Find mechanism. FileMaker Add-ons Find Mechanism By default, each ‘dashboard’ add-on […] The post Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Refining the Find appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

How Claris FileMaker Add-ons Work

As we have said before (and I’ll probably say one hundred more times), the Claris FileMaker Add-ons just work. In just a few minutes, you can get a fully functional heatmap or activity timeline running with your data (all records or a found set) in your custom apps. In just a few minutes, you can […] The post How Claris FileMaker Add-ons Work appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Add-Ons, the Complete (and almost TMI) Guide

The most recent update of Claris FileMaker Pro (19.1.2) includes add-ons. Finally. a calendar, a timer, a kanban board, and much more are part of the actual FileMaker product, built as add-ons. These add-ons are designed to be fully functional with just a little bit of set up. Each add-on contains layouts, scripts, custom functions, […] The post Add-Ons, the Complete (and almost TMI) Guide appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

JavaScript in FileMaker: The Learning Path to Take

With Claris FileMaker 19, there’s a new world of power opened for us in using web viewer widgets inside our applications. We can create and use calendars, tables, lists, date pickers, charts, data trees, data maps, and thousands of other widgets. With Claris FileMaker 19, there’s a whole lot more power given to the problem […] The post JavaScript in FileMaker: The Learning Path to Take appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Geist Interactive Celebrates Claris Engage 2020

On this very afternoon, the day before Claris Engage 2020, we pause to contemplate all that’s going to happen in the next few days. While we will miss seeing old friends or meeting new friends in the hotel lobby, at the fireplace, or sipping on a cocktail at the hotel bar, we are excited about […] The post Geist Interactive Celebrates Claris Engage 2020 appeared first on Geist Interactive. View the full article

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

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