Innovative Data Solutions

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…

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?

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.

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…

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.

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?

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…

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…

.fmp[x]Berlin

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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.

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…