John Greene of United Acceptance Inc. presents on considerations regarding web scraping from FileMaker Web Viewer. Specifically, he addresses what happens when you loop through many hundreds or thousands of records and how to mitigate the risk of overwhelming the executing systems resources.
What does it mean in the Set Field script step when it says “This calculation will be evaluated based on context determined at runtime.”? What is “context”, anyway? It turns out that there are different types of “context” that are relevant to FileMaker development. What do layouts have to do with the relationship graph? What do indexes have to do with relationships? How do the various types of relationships work?What’s the difference between defining a sort in the relationship graph and defining it in a portal? In this presentation Doug Gardner will discuss the answers to all these questions and talk about how to create a relational structure that scales to any size without becoming more difficult to read or use. Enjoy successful relationships without counseling.
Michael Layne from Gearbox Solutions presents on FileMaker’s new JSON functions. He does a deep dive into FileMaker’s new JSON functions and demos several examples of how they are using JSON for passing parameters, populating form data, validation and rollback, managing session info such as value lists as global. Michael also demos REST client and REST server with new data API.
Todd Daniel present to the Atlanta FileMaker Developers Group this month. You can download a PDF of Todd’s presentation here.
Learn “best practices” for planning and modeling your next FileMaker solution. In the second part of the presentation Toss talk about his favorite resources on the web. The idea is to not reinvent the wheel, but rather tap into existing assets to get your project off the ground faster. It is hoped that this presentation will lead into a lively discussion.
This month Earl Cook from Laser Solutions presented about his integration with FileMaker and Amazon S3 and CloudFront for managing access to video content in a FileMaker solution distributed worldwide.
This month we covered some of the new features in FileMaker 16. Check out the recording of our monthly meeting below.
The sample files used in this demo are available for download from https://community.filemaker.com/docs/DOC-8138. This link is supposed to be available to download, but there’s been an error popping up on that page about restricted access which you may experience.
Let’s Encrypt is a non-profit certificate authority with the mission of spreading the SSL love across the internet. Though they’re not officially supported, we can use Let’s Encrypt to get free SSL certificates to use with FileMaker Server. We will use a Bash script and a LaunchDaemon to retrieve and automatically renew SSL certificates through Let’s Encrypt to make sure our connections to FileMaker Server are secure. With this, there’s no reason anyone should have an invalid SSL certificate on their FileMaker Server deployment!
FileMaker does not list Let’s Encrypt as a supported SSL vendor, but does say that “Any SSL certificate can be used with FileMaker Server as long as the corresponding intermediate certificates are imported as well.” (FM Support)
Marc Larochelle from Productive Computing presents about QuickBooks and FileMaker integration at our monthly meeting for May 2017. You’ll learn more about the world of QuickBooks Accounting, the various flavors available today and why customers are interested in connecting QuickBooks with FileMaker. We’ll explore the tools and skills needed to accomplish this as well as common integration strategies in use today. Then, we’ll take a deeper dive under the hood to see what a typical integration script looks like and how it all works from A to Z with FM Books Connector. After watching this webinar, you’ll know a lot more about how to get started with these integrations on your own and the right questions to ask a customer interested in making a connection between FileMaker and QuickBooks.