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InspectorPro 6

InspectorPro 6 velocimeter

InspectorPro 6

Highlighting insight, performance and collaboration

Wow! InspectorPro 6 is finally here. Can’t even believe it. It was such a massive undertaking. Lots of great new things and many improvements. Really proud of this release. In the immortal words of the late Steve Jobs… “This is our best version ever”. The focus has been to deliver something that is truly useful. We hope this version helps you make informed decisions about your solutions.

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FileMaker Cloud Live – SF Bay Area

road to FileMaker Cloud - Live with Beezwax
photo: stephane thomas

Join us in person, November 7th…

…for a live, hands-on presentation of FileMaker Cloud. You'll walk through the setup of a free trial with our guidance. Free credits for AWS will be provided, courtesy of FileMaker, Inc. Presented by Beezwax, hosted at 42 USA's facility in Fremont.

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Version 0.83 of bBox Now Available

Optimized for FileMaker 15, the new version of bBox includes 160 examples

We are pleased to release another update to bBox, v0.83 of our free utility plug-in to extend FileMaker solutions to other programs, code libraries, or OS X functions (Python, Ruby, AppleScript, Perl, Bash/sh, XPath, SQLite).

bBox FileMaker Plug-in logo

This version has the following changes:

  • fix for double-byte UTF-8 characters in text causing truncated output
  • three new examples (and three retired)
  • updates to 32 examples

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Version 0.82 of bBox Now Available

We are pleased to release another update to bBox, v0.82 of our free FileMaker utility plug-in.

bBox FileMaker Plug-in logo

I last posted about version 0.80. Some of the changes since then are:

  • XPath returns error messages with bBox_LastError
  • XPath can now return results with no nodes
  • XPath no longer attempts to register the same namespace multiple times
  • Python now returns compilation error messages with bBox_LastError
  • ExecuteSQL now clears error after a successful call
  • SQLite engine now has fmevaluate function

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InspectorPro 5.5 Feature List!

InspectorPro 5.5 is here! With it come some great enhancements and complete support for FileMaker 14:

• Now supports new features, themes, and styles found in FileMaker 14
• New visualization gives you a quick view of referenced and unreferenced items and problems
• New streamlined database view to help you get a bird’s-eye view of your database
• Automatic detection of malformed XML or invalid characters

Let’s look at each of these items in more detail.

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CQDF Montréal 2015 – FileMaker

La 5e Conférence québécoise des développeurs FileMaker (CQDF) 2015: les 25, 26 et 27 mai 2015 à l’hôtel Le St-Sulpice situé dans le Vieux-Montréal. Vincenzo Menanno, Beezwax, présente:

L’ABC de la localisation

Mardi 26 mai 2015

Basé sur mon expérience de localisation du logiciel InspectorPro en plusieurs langues, je montrerai la technique que nous avons utilisée et je parlerai des avantages et inconvénients de cette approche. Les participants auront un fichier d’exemple réutilisable et adaptable pour autant de langues que nécessaires. Si vous avez une solution que vous souhaitez distribuer en plusieurs langues, venez assister à cette présentation et voyez comment il est facile de transformer votre solutions pour qu’elle supporte toutes les langues désirées.

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FileMaker 14: Field Placeholder Text

FileMaker Pro 14 includes a new feature to add placeholder text to fields on a layout. What is placeholder text? Simply put, it is a way to put text inside a field when it is empty. This feature is useful for mobile, web and desktop users alike.

A layout with fields using placeholder text. *(How I made the magnifying glass appear is detailed below)

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A brand new Workspace!

As a FileMaker developer you probably spend a big chunk of your time writing scripts. The new Script Workspace in FileMaker 14 is going to help you in a big way. It’s a breath of fresh air and at first glance it might seem trivial in that we now have colors and we actually can have white space, but there are many other productivity improvements that lurk beneath the surface.

Just so we don’t forget where we came from, here is what we have had until now:


And compare the same script in the new Script Workspace:


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Using InspectorPro 5 with FileMaker Pro Advanced 14

FileMaker 14 is here, and while the Database Design Report (DDR) hasn’t changed, here’s a “Getting Started’ walkthrough for using InspectorPro with the latest version of FileMaker Pro Advanced.

To  generate a DDR, go into your FileMaker solution and select ‘Database Design Report’ under ‘Tools’.

Generating DDR 1

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What happens at FileMaker DevCon…

The Beezwax Team will be in Las Vegas July 20-23, 2015 for the FileMaker Developers Conference, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. While we still hotly debate when best to double down at blackjack, and can only hope an Elvis impersonator will insist we stay off his blue suede shoes, there is one sure bet about DevCon: It’s the place to collect a jackpot of information by attending some of the more than 70 sessions and unsessions covering the latest trends in FileMaker development.

We checked to see if you could convert this knowledge currency into poker chips, or FileMaker Certifications into tickets to the hottest shows on The Strip. Sorry, folks…no dice! Still, we hope you’ll join us and 1,200 other developers from around the world for what will be a fun, informative experience, as it is every year.

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