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      Forums are a great way to get technical advice for FileMaker but for some reason, many people don't think they have to be nice in the electronic world. I was raised to say "please" and "thank you" and that has translated over to the internet for me. But, other folks think the anonymity of cyberspace is an excuse to be a jerk. Some posters are outright offensive and others will just leave snide responses like, "that wasn't much help". News flash! People on the internet are real and you should be as nice to them as you would in real life! In fact, I would say you should be nicer online so as not to be misinterpreted.

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    • Hi all,  Today I'm happy to announce the release of Elemental for FileMaker. This is a free fully unlocked solution containing some cool user interface and design stuff that I hope you find useful and can incorporate into your own solutions.
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    • Author’s note: Inevitable comparisons will be drawn between the new While function and the venerable CustomList custom function, which I wrote about at length several years ago. Preliminary testing indicates that CustomList is faster under certain circumstances and While is faster under others. In my opinion, both of them belong in your developer tool kit. […]

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    • The just-released new FileMaker® Pro 18 Advanced has two new security features about which developers should be aware. One of these is fairly straight-forward and extends functionality existing in earlier versions. The other is brand-new; it requires a nuanced understanding and careful consideration about its use. It allows management of certain Accounts by users who do not have [Full Access] Privileges, and thus it is a very significant change.
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    • Press release - Nutshell Console for FileMaker Server
      It is essential. It is REALLY plug-and-play; and it is now available! 

      Nutshell Console is a utility application that expands your diagnostic capabilities thanks to its live graphs and visualisations, a powerful log search engine and a concordance analytical tool (stats.log and access.log). With several useful features, and many more in the making*, Nutshell Console is a must have for any performance oriented FileMaker developer or professional host.
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    • By FileMaker Magazine in FileMaker Magazine
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      JavaScript, it may sound scary because learning any new technology, which includes so much more than FileMaker, feels like an overwhelming amount of new learning. The great thing is, learning just a few little pieces at a time is the best way to learn - little-by-little. So let's start with just a few little pieces.
      In this video, I walk through the basics of how you get started with JavaScript within FileMaker Pro. How it's implemented and how to execute things. The great thing about getting started is once you learn a little bit, you tend to get addicted to learning more about what's possible.
      It turns out, when a technology, such as JavaScript, takes off as much as it has, you gain a significant amount of technological leverage. You don't have to spend as much of your own time creating "all the things", you just piece together the "various things" to make the "one thing" which is "your thing"! But, as with all things, you need to know what's going on behind the scenes so you can fix, change or troubleshoot what may not work quite right. Which, seems to be the case with all kinds of software development.
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    • By eXcelisys in eXcelisys' Blog
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      FileMaker Inc. Rebrands as Claris International
      Looking Toward the Future, Software Company Revives Name From Past
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2019
      Names change. Google started out as Back Rub and Yahoo! was originally known as Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web. And FileMaker Inc.? That’s so old-fashioned. Last week, during FileMaker’s annual Developer Conference – AKA DevCon ’19 – the company announced it was going back to its roots, changing its name from FileMaker Inc. to Claris International.

      Anyone remember Claris? Back in the 1980s, Claris was an Apple spin-off responsible for creating software like MacDraw, MacWrite and FileMaker Pro. In the 1990s, Apple brought its Mac software back in-house and rebranded Claris as FileMaker Inc., letting the subsidiary continue on as its own database software company. Over the past two decades, FileMaker Pro has grown into a leading Workplace Innovation Platform for custom app-building.
      At eXcelisys, FileMaker Pro is just one of the tools we use to bring custom database solutions and web applications to life. While FileMaker Inc. is changing its name, the FileMaker product will retain its brand name and signature style. In other words, the FileMaker name change will not affect the product itself and eXcelisys will continue to utilize the FileMaker Platform because we love its robust capabilities.
      In publicizing the change, FileMaker Inc./Claris International announced the acquisition of the Italian startup Stamplay, which is known for its cloud development and API-based backend development solutions. 
      With the rebranding and acquisition, Claris International has launched Claris Connect, a new cloud service offering that will complement FileMaker Pro by helping developers integrate cloud services and automate workflows between them. At eXcelisys, we are eager to dig into Claris Connect because it will help our clients. With Claris Connect, we will be able to integrate cloud services like Dropbox, Slack, Salesforce, etc., with less development time.
      Here at eXcelisys, we look forward to the future and the new opportunities these changes will bring in helping us eXpand our capacity to serve clients with the most innovative, mission critical solutions around!
       
      A Message About the FileMaker Name Change From Claris International CEO Brad Freitag
      When I accepted the position as FileMaker CEO, I knew we had a massive opportunity in front of us – not just as a company, but as a community. Digital transformation, which we define as automating workflows and processes, is changing the nature of work. I knew we could make a tremendous impact on enabling problem solvers in this new era of technology.
      I joined FileMaker in 2013 as Vice President of America’s Sales. At that time, FileMaker was transitioning from a single-user box product to a subscription model. There was a huge investment in mobile and we were trying to figure out how to scale for the Cloud.
      Our goal was to make technology easier to use and more accessible without limiting the imaginations of our talented developers or the sophistication of their applications.
      Since that time, the world has caught up with our vision. The ability to develop powerful software that solves clear problems within a business or industry has only become more valuable. The economy is going to be defined by the companies that harness technologies to transform the way they work. At the same time, the supply of web, mobile and app developers have not kept up with the demand.
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      FileMaker Reborn as Claris
      Acquisition of Stamplay leads to new cloud service offering for community of more than 1M users
      SANTA CLARA, Calif. – [August 6, 2019] – Today at their 24th annual DevCon, FileMaker, Inc., maker of the world’s leading Workplace Innovation Platform, unveiled the start of a new chapter in the company’s history as Claris International Inc.
      In addition, the company announced its acquisition of Stamplay, a service that helps businesses of all sizes integrate data from third-party cloud services such as Box, DocuSign, and others into their apps. Claris has fully integrated this service and unveiled a new offering, Claris Connect. This service will provide customers with an intuitive interface for automating workflows across cloud-based services, saving them from the task of building custom-built, backend integrations. The Claris Connect team will continue to be led by former Stamplay CEO, Giuliano Iacobelli.
      “Claris stems from the Latin root ‘clarus,’ which means ‘clear, bright and shining,’” said Brad Freitag, Claris CEO. “Nothing better encapsulates the company’s mission: to empower the problem-solver with smart solutions that work for their business. By extending the reach of our platform as a modern, multi-faceted, and powerful merger of on-premises custom apps and third-party services, our customers can streamline their business processes across the cloud services that they use every day.”
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      The post FileMaker Inc. Rebrands, Changes Name to Claris International appeared first on eXcelisys.

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    • By Kevin Frank in FileMaker Hacks
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      Disclaimer: the technique shown in this article is an attempt to work around an annoyance that can crop up when using FileMaker’s native JSONSetElement function. Use with appropriate caution and at your own risk. Acknowledgement: I owe a debt of gratitude to Paul Jansen for many illuminating JSON-related discussions over the last year or so.… Continue reading FM18: JSON.UpdateArrayElement

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    • By Todd Geist in Geist Interactive
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      At FileMaker DevCon 2019, I led over one hundred FileMaker developers in six hours of learning and working with JavaScript. It was a good day. We learned a lot. We made lots of mistakes. We fixed those mistakes. We felt pangs of frustration with the web viewer object. And we shouted with satisfaction when we […]
      The post FileMaker & JavaScript: Extracting FM Web Viewer Bridge Code appeared first on Geist Interactive.

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    • By Todd Geist in Geist Interactive
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      Geist Interactive Team wins two FBA Excellence Awards at the FileMaker 2019 DevCon
      The post Geist Interactive Wins Two Awards at The Last FileMaker DevCon appeared first on Geist Interactive.

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