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FileMaker HQ Up Close

FileMaker HQ Up Close

Recently, on a slightly chilly Northern California day, I visited the Wedge (named for it's unique architectural shape), FileMaker's HQ in Silicon Valley. I believe this was my fourth visit, and as usual, the FMI management and staff were not only welcoming, but also...

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Burned

Burned

“I’ve Been Burned Before” My daughter’s first musical theatre gig was at age five, playing a sugar cube alongside talented kids of all ages in a production of “Beauty and the Beast.” One scene that particularly stood out for me was when the servant-turned-candlestick,...

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Dynamic Gradient Layouts

Dynamic Gradient Layouts

Hopefully, you have had time to check out some of the fantastic new features in FileMaker 16. One of the more useful features, from a development standpoint, is the Layout Objects palette. This shows you a hierarchy of objects placed on your layout, including fields,...

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