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FileMaker 16 – cURL & JSON – Essential tools

With the recent release of FileMaker 16 the development community now has a powerful set of native tools that will facilitate connectivity with other applications via REST API’s. I am currently developing a file that integrates with the online music collection database Discogs and thought that I would share some thoughts on factors that would … Continue reading FileMaker 16 – cURL & JSON – Essential tools → View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

Top Hits of FM 15

Here’s a little update from my previous blog “Let’s Get Certified”… I passed! Now I am proudly a part of the certified developers of FileMaker.  Having achieved both version 13 and 14 certification it is now time to get ready for…. version 15! Instead of going on about how to prepare for the next exam,... View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

Re-frame your work or just Compose it – PHP Frameworks

In this post I will talk about the trending PHP frameworks. Over the past 6 months I have been hearing a lot about the Laravel Framework. Being a more database focused developer I have tended to use Yii. After exploring Symfony 3 and the doctrine component I started to like the way it was put... View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

Creating Stand-alone Apps with FileMaker

Webinar with Linear Blue CEO Paul de Hallé Wednesday 18th May at 16:30 BST / 08:30 PDT Join Linear Blue CEO Paul de Hallé as he discusses the new FileMaker toolkit for building fully native Apps for iPad & iPhone. Tools required in developing a stand-alone app for iPad & iPhone The Development Process Demonstration of... View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

FileMaker Pro Interface design

Over the time I’ve been a developer with Linear Blue I’ve had the opportunity to see a lot of different styles of design. Some good, some bad, some very ugly. The trend in FileMaker Pro interfaces has vastly changed over the years, moving from multicoloured and uncoordinated patchwork layouts to fairly sophisticated and simple layout design.... View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

A day in the life of an IT Apprentice at Linear Blue

We caught up with Santtu Rantala; our Apprentice IT & FileMaker Developer to discuss a day in the life working as an Apprentice at Linear Blue –  As an Apprentice FileMaker Developer at Linear Blue I’ve been given the opportunity to work closely with experienced FileMaker Developers to learn more about what’s involved in development... View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

Prize Give Away at DevCon 2015

We just want to thank everyone who visited us at our booth at FileMaker DevCon 2015 and for everyone who participated in our big Golden Ticket prize give away, and congratulations to Jeff Hough who won the top Tier version of SyncServer Pro and an Apple Watch. We’ve had a great show and are really excited... View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

Lets Get Certified!

Lets Get Certified!!!….Ummm but how? It’s that time of the year… a new version has been released, DevCon is right around the corner and hey the weather has been pretty amazing!  What does that really mean?  It’s now time to buckle down and get certified… A little about me: I was introduced to FileMaker a... View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

FileMaker 13 and Apache

With FileMaker 13’s update comes an unexpected twist for some with regard to web publishing and Apache. For most installations this will be quite straight forward, deploying the web publishing engine and connecting from a remote location. With the Web publishing and web site on separate machines this would be recommended, however saying you are... View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

FileMaker 14 for the user…

FileMaker 14 has been out for a few weeks now and there are lots of discussions going on about all the new developer tools, but what does the new version of FileMaker offer the end user? FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced are now available as 64 bit applications, allowing you to take advantage of... View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

Extending Yii Web User Functionality

Over the past couple of months, we have started using Yii on a number of projects. It’s a great foundation for almost any project, allowing for easy extensibility, it is generally a well thought out MVC framework that has been quick to pickup. Built into Yii is a secure authorised user identity system, AKA a... View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

Old ways vs New ways

As developers one of the hardest things for us year on year is pushing the limits of what we write and can feasibly do as developers. This leads us to get stuck in habits, whether that is code related in terms of syntax, structure related or interface. We like to do the same things repetitively... Source

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

Old ways vs New ways

As developers one of the hardest things for us year on year is pushing the limits of what we write and can feasibly do as developers. This leads us to get stuck in habits, whether that is code related in terms of syntax, structure related or interface. We like to do the same things repetitively... View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

Standards! Standards! Read All About It!

With FileMaker being such a versatile and quick development application it is often too easy to develop a functional solution with little regard for its legacy and, in particular, how the solution is to be supported, maintained and developed in the future. As developers, either commissioned or “in house” our support of a system may... Source

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

Standards! Standards! Read All About It!

With FileMaker being such a versatile and quick development application it is often too easy to develop a functional solution with little regard for its legacy and, in particular, how the solution is to be supported, maintained and developed in the future. As developers, either commissioned or “in house” our support of a system may... View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

SEO and Why Content Is King

Practically every web developer, blogger and SEO specialist on the internet talks about how content is king, but what do they really mean? Thousands of websites and blogs are updated every day and every single one of these websites is crawled over by Google to find the keywords, content and to see if there have... Source

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

SEO and Why Content Is King

Practically every web developer, blogger and SEO specialist on the internet talks about how content is king, but what do they really mean? Thousands of websites and blogs are updated every day and every single one of these websites is crawled over by Google to find the keywords, content and to see if there have... View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

Game Changers

The phrase game changer is one of those phrases that can potentially be good or bad depending on the connotation given to it. To this effect I want to talk about both. The good I want to talk about are things that we take for granted like large steps up in the industry, or potentially amazing feats... Source

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

Game Changers

The phrase game changer is one of those phrases that can potentially be good or bad depending on the connotation given to it. To this effect I want to talk about both. The good I want to talk about are things that we take for granted like large steps up in the industry, or potentially amazing feats... View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

FileMaker Plugin Development

During my time at Linear Blue I have been introduced to the realms of FileMaker and what it offers. As I have been first and foremost a Web Developer FileMaker is new to me but at it’s heart it is by all accounts just a Database and those I am quite familiar with. Upon arriving... Source

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

FileMaker Plugin Development

During my time at Linear Blue I have been introduced to the realms of FileMaker and what it offers. As I have been first and foremost a Web Developer FileMaker is new to me but at it’s heart it is by all accounts just a Database and those I am quite familiar with. Upon arriving... View the full article

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

.fmp[x]Berlin

FileMaker zealot and all round good guy Egbert Friedrich is putting together the next European FileMaker Unconference, having previously run the successful Berlin PauseOnError in the past. The conference is open to one and all, across Europe and beyond. Berlin: 2nd – 4th June 2014 Where nhow Hotel, Stralauser Allee 3, 10245 Berlin Find out more here... Source

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

WebDirect: Early Days for the IWP replacement …

The introduction of WebDirect at the expense of Instant Web Publishing has added a much enhanced toolset to the developers armoury. There are considerable improvements in function that can avoid the clunky, compromising and design limited results of an IWP solution. WebDirect offers the following specific feature improvements that are now supported where they were... Source

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

 

My Time As An Apprentice

As some people may or may not have known, I am Linear Blue’s other apprentice alongside Jacob Unsworth. I am the Web Development Apprentice whereas he is the FileMaker Developer Apprentice. Although we work closely together, even our desks are across from each other, we both have completely different skillsets and work in completely different... Source

Paul de Halle

Paul de Halle

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