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Transactions in Claris FileMaker 19.6 with Corn Walker

Join Corn Walker as he demos Transactions in FileMaker 19.6. Covered during an internal Proof+Geist workshop on January 10th, 2023, Corn dives into the various upgrades and changes made to transactions in 19.6.  You can also watch the demo on Youtube. Corn Walker has also written two blog posts on Transactions, both of which you find on the Proof+Geist Blog. Read them now: Transactions in FileMaker 19.6: Part 1 and Transaction in FileMaker 19.6: Part 2. The post Transactions in Claris FileMaker

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Transaction in FileMaker 19.6: Part 2

This is part 2 of a two-part series on Transactions. Read Part 1 here Transactions in FileMaker 19.6: Part 1. \ The new transactions model in Claris FileMaker 19.6 has made using scripted transactions easier, more flexible, and more explicit. It greatly improves on the implicit transaction model we are familiar with, however, there are still some details developers should be aware of and features of the design they may need to work around. Caveats Caveats to the new Transactions […] The post Tr

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Todd Geist

Claris January 25th Webinar recap

Hello folks,  In case you weren’t able to attend Claris’s webinar earlier today, here are some key messages we heard. Claris presentation Brad Freiteg (CEO) kicked it off with a few framing points: Claris views their core purpose and value as helping more organizations solve hard problems with technology. Freitag noted that the keys to their success are developers, products, recruiting, having a free tier, and their mission to enable and engage.  “Without you [the dev], we deliver nothing.”  Cla

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

The Context Podcast: Pause on Production Part 2 — Interviews from PauseOnError Attendees

Featuring: Description: In the scenic mountains of north Georgia, open-minded attendees gathered together to connect, learn, and grow with one another. In this episode, our guests focus on why PauseOnError differs from traditional tech conferences and how it ignites new perspectives.  We continue our series on stories from Pause, sitting down with David “Sully” Sullivan, Brian Panhuyzen, Jonathan Nicoletti, and April Barman to hear about their experiences; whether it’s laying down the law as wat

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Claris FileMaker Server 19.6 is here

Claris FileMaker 19.6 Server: what’s new Claris continues to deliver new versions–this is a BIG one. With version 19.6 of FileMaker Server (FMS), you’ll see improvements in performance and security. Some features will seem familiar if you’ve used the Claris FileMaker platform for a while and others are new to everyone. Previously, Claris rebuilt the Admin Console interface and removed the Java-based web-console with the release of FileMaker Server 17. That meant FMS gained some features yet also

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Communicating Dates and Deadlines

When Will This Be Done? We are always asked, “When will this be done?”. Sometimes by customers, sometimes by teammates. It can be tough to answer when we’re not sure if we can meet our delivery dates and deadlines. Remember, everyone involved has the same goals – to understand the current situation and make plans to the best of our ability. The complexity of our work can make planning unpredictable, and that’s frustrating for everyone. But remembering that we all […] The post Communicating Date

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Todd Geist

The Context Podcast: Pause on Production Part 1  — Interviews from PauseOnError Attendees 

Featuring: Description: In the scenic mountains of north Georgia, open-minded attendees gathered together to connect, learn, and grow with one another. In this episode, our guests focus on why PauseOnError differs from traditional tech conferences and how it ignites new perspectives.  Since PauseOnError 2022 ended, we’ve collected attendees’ big learnings and aha moments for The Context Podcast. Listen to their stories and discover why you might want to join them next year. This is the first of

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Transactions in FileMaker 19.6: Part 1

What Are Transactions? We each conduct transactions every day. We transact when we talk with other people, when we buy goods from a store, and when we check out a book from the library. In the database world, transactions have a similar meaning – exchanging this for that, whether it be ideas, encouragement, or money. Transactions are also a database concept for maintaining data integrity. When working with databases, there are times when you want to make several changes to […] The post Transact

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Todd Geist

The Pause that Refreshes by Marcia Conner

“My home office has a full refrigerator, no commute, and a loving dog, yet this place has all of you.” — Pause 2022 attendee A few weeks ago, I spent time in the North Georgia mountains with over a hundred daring developers and intrepid techies at the tenth annual PauseOnError conference. Brave because the event takes place outdoors in mid-October at a high enough elevation for nights to grow cold and rainy days, some years, to soak clothes through and […] The post <strong>The Pause that

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Todd Geist

The Impact of Microsoft Deprecating Direct SMTP Access

What is Happening? In September 2019, Microsoft announced plans to follow suit with Google and deprecate direct SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) access to their services, meaning that unsecured methods, such as sending emails with FileMaker’s ‘Send Mail’ function, would become obsolete. Essentially, users are longer able to log in using only their username and password, as it is not considered a safe method of authentication. As of October 1st, 2022, this plan has been put into action and us

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

The Impact of Microsoft Depreciating Direct SMTP

What is Happening? In September 2019, Microsoft announced plans to follow suit with Google and deprecate direct SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) access to their services meaning that unsecured methods, such as sending emails with FileMaker’s ‘Send Mail’ function, would become obsolete. Essentially, users are longer able to log in using only their username and password, as it is not considered a safe method of authentication. As of October 1st, 2022, this plan has been put into action and use

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

The Context Podcast: Changes to the Claris Platform

Featuring: Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of Marketing Todd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTO  Matt Navarre, FileMaker Talks Co-Host Episode Summary:  Join Martha Zink, Todd Geist, and Matt Navarre from the FileMaker Talks podcast as they discuss changes coming to FileMaker, the Claris Platform, and strategies that businesses can use to benefit from the changes. Description: In September, Claris announced that the Claris FileMaker platform would shift to the clo

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Claris Snippets

I love finding new and clever ways to make my computers work better for me. One of the most transformational productivity tools that I use on a daily basis is a clipboard manager, which saves every bit of text that I copy on my clipboard so that, when I go to paste, I don’t have to be limited by only the most recent item saved to my clipboard. The next evolution of this idea is snippets—things that I may want […] The post Claris Snippets appeared first on Proof+Geist (formerly Geist Interactive

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Todd Geist

The Context Podcast: Events in the Claris FileMaker Community

Featuring: Martha Zink  Todd Geist  Matt Navarre  Description Join Martha Zink, Todd Geist, and Matt Navarre in this episode for a crossover podcast with 1 of the 2 Matts from the FileMaker Chat podcast. They discuss events led by the FileMaker Community, including AutoEnter Live and PauseOnError. You can listen to this episode on Transistor or Watch it on Youtube. Other Links: AutoEnter Live Rome FileMaker Week PauseOnError EngageU The post The Context Podcast: Events in the Claris FileMaker C

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

The Context Podcast : Reinventing the UX/UI Design Process in Modern FileMaker with Mizu

Featuring: Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of Marketing Ernest Koe, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CEO In this episode, join Martha and Ernest as they discuss the design thinking methodologies that informed Mizu, how it complements the modern FileMaker concept, and how the context of evolving user interface design and engineering principles will continue to shape Mizu’s iterations.  What is Mizu (水)? It’s a material-inspired, lightweight FileMaker theme and helper file f

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Recap of Claris Webinar: More than Just FileMaker

In today’s webinar, Claris focused on business leaders. Brad Freitag, Claris CEO, removed his Claris hat and played the role of just a CEO. Collectively, the Claris team focused on decision-makers, the Claris Community, and changes in the Claris platform. Thinking like an executive Brad Freitag talked about running a business in an agile framework, driven by priorities and a quarter-by-quarter horizon, motivated by the company’s vision and mission. He said an executive focuses on running a “coor

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

The Context Podcast: Expanding the Possibilities of Modular & Decoupled Development with OData

Featuring: Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of Marketing Todd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTO John Renfrew, Independent Developer & Owner Episode Summary:  The recent release of FileMaker 19.5 introduced a new feature for those with FileMaker Server for Mac and Windows: OData (Open Data Protocol). Originally created by Microsoft, OData is an open protocol that allows for the creation and consumption of queryable and interoperable REST APIs in a simple and st

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

The Context Podcast: New Features in FileMaker 19.5

Featuring: Martha Zink  Todd Geist  Angelo Luchi  FileMaker 19.5 comes with hundreds of bug fixes–some of them small, and some of them game-changing. In this episode of The Context Podcast, join your host Martha Zink in conversation with Todd Geist and Angelo Luchi as they discuss these various changes. Hear about new support for Unbuntu 20.04, added OAuth performance, Live Text integration on macOS, and important Data Migration Tool changes— just to name a few things. Dive into the conversation

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

The Context Podcast – FileMaker 19.5

Featuring: Martha Zink  Todd Geist  Angelo Luchi  FileMaker 19.5 comes with hundreds of bug fixes–some of them small, and some of them game-changing. In this episode of The Context Podcast, join your host Martha Zink in conversation with Todd Geist and Angelo Luchi as they discuss these various changes. Hear about new support for Unbuntu 20.04, added OAuth performance, Live Text integration on macOS, and important Data Migration Tool changes— just to name a few things. Dive into the conversation

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

AutoEnter Live Recap

It’s hard to believe it’s been a few weeks since AutoEnter concluded.  Once More—- We would like to thank everyone who presented, who participated, and who lurked in our chats throughout this rollercoaster of an event. AutoEnter Live was a great way to get our community together and spread a wealth of knowledge. We all started as Claris Problem Solvers and within 48 hours, we quickly turned into a bunch of modern FileMaker revolutionaries. It was a fantastic two days, […] The post AutoEnter Liv

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

AutoEnter Live Sale

AutoEnter starts Tuesday, July 19. We are excited that we decided to have a sale. From today until July 31, 2022, you can get 20% off any of the products listed below. Products on Sale All of these products are on sale for 20% FMPerception / FMComparison Otto LedgerLink BarcodeCreator Coupon Code Enter the code below when you checkout for your 20% discount. AELIVE2022 The sale continues through July 31, 2021. Ottomatic Giveaway If you are at the show, you […] The post AutoEnter Live Sale appear

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Todd Geist

Modern FileMaker – Server at the Center

Last week, Claris released FileMaker 19.5. Although there were features for FileMaker Pro and Go, Claris FileMaker Server got the lion’s share of the updates. We aren’t surprised by their focus, as the center of innovation and automation has shifted from the FileMaker file to the FileMaker server over the last few years. The Modern FileMaker Revolution is centered on the server. Tired: Centered on the user and the file For most of its history, FileMaker users and developers focused […] The post

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Building a modular picker with an OnTimer Script

It’s common in Claris FileMaker to create picker windows. Imagine selecting a customer for many different parts of your app: Invoices, Work Orders, Sales Orders. How can you reuse the same customer picker and have the result from the picker target different tables? One technique that we use here at Proof+Geist is to use the Install OnTimer script step along with a handler script.  The components are: Calling script, with context-dependency Handler script, with context-dependency Picker window Pi

Todd Geist

Todd Geist

Claris Joins AutoEnter Live as Premier Sponsor

Proof+Geist and Soliant Consulting are excited to announce that Claris will be joining us as a Premier Sponsor of AutoEnter Live! Attendees will see some familiar faces from Claris during the two-day virtual event on July 19 and July 20, including the keynote and several under-the-hood sessions. Attendees can also connect with Claris directly at their virtual booth in AutoEnter Live’s vendor showcase. We’re excited to welcome Claris to our list of exceptional sponsors and look forward to the ins

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Todd Geist

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