Innovative Data Solutions

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…

My Time As An Apprentice

As some people may or may not have known, I am Linear Blue’s other apprentice alongside Jacob Unsworth. I am the Web Development Apprentice whereas he is the FileMaker Developer Apprentice. Although we work closely together, even our desks are across from each other, we both have completely different skillsets and work in completely different…

Everything on the Go

Over the last decade we’ve seen a huge amount of change in the way we use IT. This is everything from what we’re using mobile phones for to the games we play and everything in between. I did a presentation for a company a little over a year and a half ago which talked about…

Boost your Libraries

For those waiting to see what happens to the Node.js controlled Lego car, right now it is stuck in the pit lane waiting parts. I can say though that I have had fun linking up the motors and testing with my iPhone just a little teaser there.

The downfall of Flash

I’m not talking about the superhero here; I’m talking about the video and animation creator and player that millions of people came to love and use on a daily basis.

Are we there yet?

I decided to take a break from my story having started at Linear Blue around 6 months ago, as everything is settling down and becoming easier for me. Instead I’d like to talk about where we might be going in the future in terms of the technology we use day to day.

Raspberry Pi GPIO and Node.js

My last post talked about JavaScpipt and how exciting it is to be programming in this language. With this post I thought I would continue and explain a little bit more why it is exciting. A few months ago at Linear Blue the web team began looking into Node.js and in particular it’s ability to…