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Tim Dietrich – FileMaker Addict – Interview – Youtube

Tim Dietrich – FileMaker Addict – Interview – Youtube

LEARN MORE ABOUT the “FileMaker Interviewer”, Tim Dietrich, as he gets interviewed for the first time! Learn how and why he became a FileMaker developer, the latest projects he is working on (including his new FileMaker book for beginners), and what he does when he is not developing great FileMaker solutions. Tim Dietrich started interviewing people in(…)

How A Window Sign Business Saved $40,000 Using FileMaker

How A Window Sign Business Saved $40,000 Using FileMaker

HATS OFF TO COLIBRI SOLUTIONS FOR A GREAT SUCCESS STORY.  Not to mention a pretty slick FileMaker Go solution that ended up saving  their client $40,000.  Here’s the situation: Our display contractors are quite literally our “feet on the street,” and the poster installation process is labor-intensive. Our contractors must work to exacting standards, removing(…)

Those Darn Escape Codes

Those Darn Escape Codes

NOT QUITE AS GOOD AS A DECODER RING, but still a handy little utility file.  Stuart Gripman of FullCity Consulting built a little database that decodes over 3000 escape codes into regular english: Sometimes cutting and pasting content and code from websites can be fraught with frustration. Some of the biggest headache makers are escape codes- representations of(…)

FMAuthenticator | Two-Factor Authentication for FileMaker

FMAuthenticator | Two-Factor Authentication for FileMaker

TIM DIETRICH OF FMAUTHENTICATOR (and FileMaker Addict, among others) offers two factor authentication through FileMaker: FMAuthenticator is a technique for implementing two-factor authentication (2FA) in the FileMaker database platform. What is Two-factor Authentication? Two-factor authentication requires users to provide two forms of identification before being granted access to a system. The two forms of identification(…)

11 websites that perfect UX by focusing on details | Webdesigner Depot

11 websites that perfect UX by focusing on details | Webdesigner Depot

THIS ARTICLE FOCUSES ON DESIGN ASPECTS OF WEBSITES.  While not directly about FileMaker, many of the concepts in this piece apply to general design principles for any computer base program: Charles Eames said, “The details are not the details. They make the design.” A website is a composite of details—and its content is communicated through(…)

Extending FileMaker’s PDF capabilities with PDFtk Server | FileMakerHacks

Extending FileMaker’s PDF capabilities with PDFtk Server | FileMakerHacks

AS MOST OF YOU KNOW, FileMaker Pro does a pretty good job making pdf’s, either a single output job from a single layout, or stringing several output jobs together from several layouts and producing a single pdf document at the end. Easy enough. Kevin Frank at FileMakerHacks had a more challenging problem: But what if you have(…)

Look Up FileMaker Client Record Using Caller ID on VOIP Telephone

Look Up FileMaker Client Record Using Caller ID on VOIP Telephone

DO YOU HAVE A VOIP TELEPHONE SYSTEM?  And a FileMaker client database?  Have you ever wondered if you could use the former to make the latter call up a client record automatically? Wonder no more!  Douglas Alder of Homebase and Steve Barer of Oak Bay Softrends describe how it came to be: A few weeks back, we had(…)

Tips for Video Interviewing

Tips for Video Interviewing

I put this list together to help the FileMaker developer interviewees get things setup up for a higher quality video interview session.  And then thought other readers might find it helpful, as well.  Enjoy! Lighting is probably the most important issue: Turn on all lights in the room and open blinds and curtains. If more lighting is required,(…)

Extending FileMaker with jQuery UI

Extending FileMaker with jQuery UI

FOR SOME PRETTY GOOD REASONS, many FileMaker developers are hesitant to use any third party tools to extend it’s capabilities.  Incompatibilities in new versions, troubleshooting code in other programming languages, or just not wanting to learn so much new stuff all the time are just a few of the reasons. However, it’s time to embrace(…)