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When most of the world is forced to work from home, many things you took for granted can disappear over night. Speed of the internet is one of them, performance of your business critical apps follows very closely. The good news is that most of the custom FileMaker apps out there do not use the full power of the platform and they can be made much faster. So let me share a few tips on how you can optimize your FileMaker apps for working from home over the slower-than-usually internet connection.
Do you know what tools you can use and how you can improve your app's performance to an acceptable level even when connecting from home over VPN?
For example, one neat trick will make everything appear in the Top Call Stats, not just the 25 top calls...
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Excerpts from my “FileMaker 17 Performance Lab” session are available, covering some of the topics not covered anywhere else, as well as from my presentation of upgraded demo integrating 11 hardware technologies. Take a look at highlights of the FileMaker Konferenz 2018 and learn how field dependencies can slow down your Set Field, how to minimize the impact of slow network connection, why to avoid overusing conditional formatting, how to benchmark and optimize layout rendering, or how to integrate RFID, NFC, mobile printer, motors, digital scale, and other hardware with FileMaker app running on iOS.
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Demystifying the FileMaker Server Top Call Stats Log
Are you wondering why your FileMaker Server is running slowly or performing poorly? The FileMaker Server top call statistics log can help. It records up to 25 of the most impactful remote calls to your server that occur during a collection interval.
Using this native FileMaker feature, you can see who is connected to your server and what actions they are performing. This can give you an idea of why your server might be running slowly or performing poorly.
Sometimes it can be difficult to understand all of the statistics displayed. In order to help bring clarity to this, Joe Martin, Senior Developer here at 360Works, put together a demo to give you a clearer picture of what is going on with your FileMaker Server and how you can improve your development. He will give you greater top call insight and cover the relationship between top call stats, client stats, and the server stats log.
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In October 2017 I presented two sessions at the German-speaking FileMaker Konferenz. My first session was focused on results of almost forty thousand performance tests our team had performed and evaluated to compare different versions of FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Server and the second one was focused on our recent great discovery of the impact of database structure on its performance. Now we have made the best parts of those sessions publicly available, so don’t hesitate and dive into the deep waters of FileMaker performance and I hope you'll find the videos useful.
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