I collected some thoughts and observations from EngageU 2023, the European Claris / FileMaker Developer Conference held Nov 12-14 in Antwerp. Beezwax was proud to be a sponsor. There were plenty of technical discussions, a few described here, and even moreso, plenty of things that should make us all inspired heading toward 2024. If last year’s conference were the “Biggest Claris FileMaker Conference of 2022“, this year’s EngageU was the Most Inspiring, as well as the Biggest of 2023.Continue reading “EngageU 2023 – Most Inspiring Claris FileMaker Development Conference”
The pandas library for Python has become a go-to tool for many data scientists and analysts. In this blog post, we’ll examine one strategy for leveraging the highly powerful tools within pandas to enhance data analysis capabilities using the Claris FileMaker platform. We’ll do this by calling the bBox plugin and its built-in Python functions.Continue reading “Leveraging pandas with Python to Analyze FileMaker Data Sets”
FileMaker® developers and users now have a clearer picture of their platform’s future thanks to Claris’s unified and simplified platform strategy. This latest news, announced August 29, rolls back the idea of a dual-platform strategy announced a year ago, and highlights the continued support for FileMaker as central to ongoing Claris® product plans.Continue reading “Claris Product Roadmap 2023 – Streamlining FileMaker Solutions”
In this blog post, we will explore a solution for optimising a FileMaker app that handles large amounts of data. We will address the challenges of data storage, file corruption, and performance degradation when dealing with historical data.
By leveraging cloud storage and serverless computing, we can offload and query this data efficiently, ensuring better performance and scalability.Continue reading “Handling Historical Data with FileMaker and AWS Athena, S3 & Serverless”
Fabio Bosisio from Beezwax demonstrates handling historical data in a Claris® FileMaker® solution, utilizing a combination of AWS services including AWS Serverless, AWS S3, and Amazon Athena’s Interactive SQL. Use cases include archiving, data mining, and reporting.Continue reading “FM-DiSC: Handling Historical Data with FileMaker, AWS Athena, S3, Serverless”
Christos Savva, Fabio Bosisio and Vince Menanno from Beezwax present at dotfmp Berlin, 2023.
This week we’re in Berlin… one of the stops on the Road to Claris Engage 2024 …gathering with the developer community, and highlighting innovation for the Claris FileMaker platform development. As conference speakers at dotfmp Berlin (June 1-3), Christos Savva, Fabio Bosisio and Vince Menanno from Beezwax present three sessions:
- Enhancing FileMaker with Python
- What do you do with all this historical data in your app? [AWS Athena Interactive SQL / Serverless / S3 with FileMaker]
- Elements for Building Great Solutions [FileMaker UX & DX]
Claris FileMaker 2023 puts powerful, native audit logging within reach of developers, with a greatly reduced code footprint compared to existing approaches. In this blog post we introduce the
OnWindowTransaction script trigger, leveraging it along with native FileMaker script transactions to create an audit log that is efficient, scalable, flexible, performant, and convenient to implement.
FileMaker 2023 introduces
Perform Script on Server with Callback, a new asynchronous method to execute scripts with FileMaker Server. Now we have a way for FileMaker Server to execute another script, a “Callback” script, when one script is done processing via
Perform Script on Server. It’s like calling your virtual assistant and instead of waiting on the phone for 5 minutes for info, they basically call you back when they are ready with an answer.
The end result is improved performance, better management of complex script workflow, enhanced user experience, and new possibilities for handling integration with APIs, email and services like Claris Connect.Continue reading “FileMaker 2023 Perform Script on Server with Callback – Episode IV: Call Ya Later”
Five Ways InspectorPro 7 Can Improve Your FileMaker Code
Want better collaboration, performance and insight for your FileMaker development teams? With InspectorPro you can leverage advanced diagnostics, perform in-depth analysis, and gain insights with new visualizations.
Check out these videos from InspectorPro creator & Beezwax Chief Innovation Officer, Vince Menanno.
Problem Reports Dashboard
Track your progress while reducing problem code, and reducing technical debt.
Create a visual and interactive representation of your script interactions, where you can monitor them and stay aware of their activities.
Search with LOgiCATOR
Locate InspectorPro 7 data with logical precision, including constrained and unconstrained finds within your solution analysis.
Identify the privileges and security levels assigned to various user roles for each script.
Alec Gregory from Beezwax presents at the Claris Beyond Meetup.
Alec Gregory from Beezwax presents at DIGFM & Bay Area FileMaker Developer Meetup.
Script transactions in Claris FileMaker are finally here, but wait! Haven’t we done “transactions” in FileMaker for a long time? Yes and Yes. But script transactions are different and the main advantages, that I see, are the possibilities of simplifying code and improving solution performance. I’ll elaborate on these in this post. And, of course, there is also the inherent benefit of doing things transactionally … all or nothing is the law of the data.Continue reading “The New Horizon: Script Transactions in Claris® FileMaker®”
I often like to measure performance, because I am curious if some small change can lead to subtle, or maybe not so subtle, improvements. For the longest time my Swiss Army knife for measuring Claris® FileMaker® performance has been:
Continue reading “Finer Faster FileMaker Precision: Measuring How Long It Takes”
Get ( CurrentTimeUTCMilliseconds )
Vince Menanno from Beezwax presents at DIGFM.
Let’s talk about Claris® FileMaker® and script transactions in FileMaker 19.6!Continue reading “DIGFM December 2022 – Script Transactions in Claris FileMaker”
Christos Savva and Vince Menanno Present Rapid Serverless Integrations and FileMaker Native Script Transactions
This week, Nov 13-15, we’re in Malmö, at EngageU. It’s the biggest Claris / FileMaker Developer community event worldwide in 2022. In fact, EngageU promises to be the largest in-person Claris Community event in Europe, ever!Continue reading “Beezwax Sponsors EngageU: The Biggest Claris® FileMaker® Developer Conference”
Vincenzo Menanno and Fabio Bosisio from Beezwax present at Rome FileMaker Week.
This week we’re in Italy… formazione, condivisione e ancora divertimento [training, sharing and more fun] …with the focus on innovations in Claris® FileMaker platform development. As realtori [conference speakers] at Rome FileMaker Week (October 6-8), Vince Menanno and Fabio Bosisio from Beezwax present three sessions:
- Local FileMaker Development with Docker and Node-RED
- The New Horizon: Native Script Transactions in FileMaker
La 7e Conférence québécoise des développeurs FileMaker (CQDF) 2022: les 15 et 16 Septembre 2022 à l’Auberge Saint-Gabriel, Montreal. Vincenzo Menanno, Beezwax, présente “Le nouvel horizon | Transactions de script natif” avec Claris (FileMaker) Pro.
BERLIN, Germany – Our senior developer Christos Savva attended the dotfmp.berlin 2022 “Unconference” held in June in Berlin. The conference was the first in-person opportunity in over two years for leading Claris FileMaker developers across Europe to meet, share their work, and explore what’s happening in the developer community.
At dotfmp.berlin 2022, more than 70 developers from eighteen countries talked through tools and techniques from their Claris playgrounds. Adding to that excitement was participation by Claris’s engineering and product management teams.Continue reading “dotfmp.berlin Claris FileMaker Developers 2022”
We are pleased to release bBox version 0.99 for Claris® FileMaker® on macOS and Linux with new NodeJS and Python 3 integration, and M1 Apple silicon support for GraphicsMagick image processing and JQ JSON parsing functions.
About bBox Plug-in For FileMaker
bBox is available on macOS and Linux, and runs with either FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Server. Here’s what FileMaker Magazine had to say about bBox version 0.99:
Let’s talk about Claris Connect as the way to orchestrate data-driven workflows involving Xodo Sign (formerly Eversign*) digital signatures, Claris FileMaker, Slack and a range of other possible platforms! Fabio Bosisio from Beezwax will walk through details for setting up these types of integrations.Continue reading “Claris Connect integrates Eversign [Xodo Sign], FileMaker and more”