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New In-App Update for DayBack Calendar

We just posted a new update of DayBack with a sweet little enhancement to the Resources tab: you can now change the number of resource columns on the fly. This short movie shows how that works and how to download the update into your copy of the calendar. If you’re new to DayBack, learn more [...] The post New In-App Update for DayBack Calendar appeared first on SeedCode.

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

Speed Up ProMaps on Windows – A Simple Mod

Folks using ProMaps on Windows may be seeing slower performance on some versions of Internet Explorer. Fortunately there is a super-easy mod to speed up the map on these Windows machines. A huge thanks to JohnAustin Lamprecht of Soliant for finding this! Instructions for making this change in your copy of ProMaps follow: (If you’re new to ProMaps you can learn more about this add-on here: ProMaps for FileMaker.) The post Speed Up ProMaps on Windows – A Simple Mod appeared first on SeedCode.

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

Update: What’s New In DayBack Calendar 9.41

We’ve just released a new free update to DayBack Calendar. This version adds a couple of hooks (new FileMaker scripts) so you can go to an event from outside the calendar; check out how it works in the movie below. We’ve also fixed some bugs and paved the way for a couple of future features. The movie offers a short overview of what’s new along with how to find instructions for updating your copy of the calendar. If you’re new to DayBack, you can learn more about the calendar, and download a 30

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

Design Patterns: “Cards” in SeedCode Complete

SeedCode Complete 13 Our newest version of SeedCode Complete has been out for about 3 months and we’ve now had an opportunity to see how people are using and modifying it for themselves and their customers. Happily, one of our customers’ favorite design patterns is the one I’m personally the proudest of: we think of them as “Cards”. It’s essentially an updated take on the Selection Portal or Master Detail design patterns you may have seen. However, the new UI elements introduced in FileMaker 13

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

Mods: Multi-Point Google Maps

We’ve recently seen some great examples of modding multi-point Google Maps in FileMaker Layouts. Here are two very slick mods based on our ProMaps template… Filtering (and Color Coding) Based on Found Sets. This first mod was done by Lisette Wilson of Informing Designs; she’s linked ProMaps to SeedCode Calendar so that the contents of the map change as users navigate the calendar. That alone is pretty cool, but she’s also letting users change the way the appointments on the map are color coded

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

A Custom Sidebar for DayBack Calendar

Adding a FileMaker Portal next to DayBack’s WebViewer Recently Arie Covrigaru of PlanOmatic ( http://planomatic.com ) hired us to add some custom features to his DayBack calendar. His main request was to be able to filter the calendar by resource(s) by selecting from a searchable, scrolling list. And he wanted that in the main calendar window, beside his calendar, not in the “advanced filters” popup window where this is usually done. The solution was to nudge the webviewer object 300 pixels to

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

FileMaker Data Modeling with Selector Connector

Overview The Selector-Connector is a data model for organizing your FileMaker table occurrence graph. It is something we’ve been loosely collaborating on with our friend and colleague Todd Geist. I say loosely, because during the evolution of the model, we never really reviewed each others work, but talked in very general terms about our progress. The fact that we ended up with something so functionally similar makes me think that we’re actually onto something! Todd has a great post and video o

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

Mapping Found Sets

ProMaps, our Google Maps add-on for FileMaker, lets you use filters to constrain which locations show up in the map. But sometimes you want to go beyond filters and show the results of an ad hoc find request. Using the new List Of function in FileMaker 13 this is now a simple mod and we’ve written up instructions to add this to your copy of ProMaps. Learn more about ProMaps and checkout some movies of it in action here: ProMaps for FileMaker   The post Mapping Found Sets appeared first on

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

A JavaScript Approach to FileMaker Custom Web Publishing

This is the beginning of a new, open source project to create a lightweight wrapper for FileMaker Custom Web Publishing designed for use in JavaScript applications. Background: DayBack DayBack running in a FileMaker layout. The release of DayBack for FileMaker last month has started a very exciting time for us here at SeedCode! Bringing the Calendar to a new code base and seeing it successfully deployed in the real world has been nothing short of thrilling. We’ve recently added mobile sup

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

Sudoku for FileMaker

Travis Spangle has posted a great example file showing Sudoku in FileMaker. It includes a couple example screens for those of us who didn’t grow up playing Brain Age (guilty). Dowload the unlocked file here: filemaker-sudoku. Thanks for this, Travis! Travis is a member of FileMaker Seattle where he’s also presented some great stuff comparing the speed trade-off of different architectures in his reporting solutions. If you’re in Seattle, our next meeting is this Tuesday where Cosma from to

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

JavaScript Portals for FileMaker: Clicking on Rows

Coming full circle with JavaScript and SQLexplorer Having the opportunity to work on a project like SQLExplorer has been a highpoint in my FileMaker career. It was a great way to participate in the collective learning of the ExecuteSQL function by the community when it first hit the scene. But, it’s also been a great way to get a handle on the increasingly popular interaction of FileMaker Pro and JavaScript. The Idea: JavaScript Portals for FileMaker SQLexplorer has always displayed your quer

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

FileMaker Templates On Sale

SeedCode’s year-end sale continues through Dec 31st. And we’re thrilled to have finished both the new SeedCode Complete template and the new calendar, DayBack, in time for the sale: the last mile of shipping a product–the wish-list features, sample data, and documentation–can seem to stretch on forever. We’ve rarely taken so long to work on a new release, but they’re done! So now you can save up to 25% off on upgrades to our newest calendar, on GoZync and additional GoZync licenses, and on upg

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

Printing PDFs in FileMaker WebDirect

FileMaker’s WebDirect offers some exciting deployment opportunities. However, not being able to create PDFs or print like we can with Pro and Go is a big limitation. For many of us, an invoice may exist in a database, but until it’s represented as a printable document, it’s just not a real invoice. Finding a solution to this for the new SeedCode Complete was a high priority for us. We looked at some plug-ins out there that allow FileMaker Server to generate PDFs: MonkeyBread and 360Works’ Scrib

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

The New SeedCode Complete: what we’ve learned about FM13

The new version of SeedCode Complete is almost here. This is the platform we use to start new projects and this new version lets us share a lot of what we’ve learned about FileMaker 13, about WebDirect, and about making solutions that are easy to maintain. If you’re new to Complete, this unlocked template links contacts to projects, invoices, and activity on the calendar. Added to that in this version is purchasing, inventory, and shipments. We’ve wired up the tough stuff: you add the specifics

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

The Fear

Reading The Soul of a New Machine,  Kidder 1981. Describing work on the Data General MV/8000 in 1979. Alsing [lead architect] thought that even under the best circumstances, several kinds of fear attend a debugging. One was the fear of “The Big Mistake”, the one that would be discovered late in the game and would require a major redesign–and with it perhaps a fatal delay. There was “the flakey fear”: that they’d designed [the machine] and were debugging it in such a way that it would never

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

Drag & Drop Example File

Love this little demo we put together for FileMaker DevCon 2009. A customer recently asked about this and I thought folks might like to see it. The demo shows how to create a grid of buttons without having to use different script parameters on all the different buttons. It’s also a tidy example of scripts used in drag and drop. Enjoy! Download “Drag & Drop Example File: Airplane Seating Demo” from www.seedcode.com/downloads Oh, and check out that cell phone icon on About / Contact Us… it

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

Project Management Grammar Hack: Time Words

Using time words Projects wander. Customers have unreasonable expectations. We make promises we can’t keep and that our customers misinterpret. Yet a simple grammar hack may help curb all of this. Consider the difference in clarity between these two versions of a project’s “next steps” we might send to a customer: “The project would cost $X,XXX and take about two weeks. We’ll also need your high-res images.” Versus the clearer version: “The project would cost $X,XXX. After we receive your p

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

Data Modeling Sessions (my favorite)

The data modeling sessions at Pause have always had a big impact and so far there are some great ones planned for October in Portland. Dave Graham – Workforce.org : Let’s Party! – pitfalls and benefits to implementing a Party Model and generalized frameworks in FileMaker. Jason Young – SeedCode : Wet and Dry Development in FileMaker checking our assumptions Todd Geist – geistinteractive : Universal Context You can get there from here! Kevin Frank : Runtime Code – Blurring the distinction bet

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

Hover Tricks for FileMaker Buttons

A couple of demos showing how you can reveal additional text, or even new buttons, when rolling over buttons in FileMaker 13. We used to hide text from some button states by making the text unusually large, but Jason Young showed us a much better method. More in the video below. Download the “Hover Tricks” example file towards the bottom of our downloads page. Want more? Subscribe to SeedCode for more tips. The post Hover Tricks for FileMaker Buttons appeared first on SeedCode. Source

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

The Running Test

Testing code is one thing, but how do we test our ideas. (I’m not talking about validating ideas with customers as in Lean Startup, but testing an idea against your gut. Is there a way to measure that?) When you’re small, opportunity costs are huge–your best customer is another customer you didn’t meet–so how do you know at a real gut level if you’re making a decision for the right reasons or if you’re reacting to fear? How you do test if you’re aligned with your idea? The Running Test is one

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

JavaScript Functions in FileMaker

JavaScript Functions for Speed and Profit The movie below is from one of our most popular demos from “Year in Review” at DevCon 2014. I was talking about what a breakthrough custom functions were back in 2004 and how they unlocked a whole new kind of code-sharing among FileMaker developers. JavaScript functions in FileMaker may unlock even more potential. Jason Young introduced the idea of using JavaScript as a calculator–as a library of functions–instead of using it for perhaps the more obvio

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

20% Off DevCon Sale Continues

If you couldn’t make it to DevCon, SeedCode is extending our 20% off sale on all templates and add-ons through this week (August 8th). That’s 20% off our Pro Calendar (with WebDirect support), ProMaps, and 20% off the new faster GoZync for syncing FileMaker Go. See all products on sale Implementation packages are not on sale. Please get in touch if you have questions: we’re here to help. The post 20% Off DevCon Sale Continues appeared first on SeedCode. Source

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

DevCon Meditation Challenge

With so much going on at DevCon–and so many friends to catch up with–it can be tempting to put yourself on auto-pilot for the whole conference, just reacting to what’s around you. You can feel a little aimless that way. And you can miss things. You’ve sacrificed a lot to be here so double-down on that commitment: join the DevCon Meditation Challenge and see what it does for you. This even works if you’re not at DevCon =)Folks who take up the challenge will take time to meditate on their own, f

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

Virgin Date Pickers

If you haven’t played with flights on Virgin America’s new site you should definitely check it out. A great rethink of the flight booking workflow, it’s also a nice argument for the long-scrolling site. Big, sexy date pickers are dear to my heart. Book a flight. Details on the redesign, Work & CO, and their use of AngularJS here. The post Virgin Date Pickers appeared first on SeedCode. Source

John Sindelar

John Sindelar

 

Sync Webinar: Q&A with Todd Geist and John Sindelar

Syncing FileMaker Go We got some great questions about sync in our last webinar and we’ve posted a video below. Big thanks to Todd Geist for joining me to answer questions and talk sync… If you’d like to attend and ask your own questions we have two more sync webinars scheduled: August 5, 10am PST – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/reg…38086638329090 Aug 13, 3pm PST – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/reg…29797594544130 Both webinars will have the same format as the original with Todd Gei

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John Sindelar

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