Entries by Jeremy Brown

Introducing Otto 3

Today, we are proud and excited to release Otto 3 into the world and share it with the Claris FileMaker Community. You can read all about it on Otto’s new home: www.ottofms.com Also you can read Todd’s introduction to Otto 3 here.

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Towards A Better JavaScript Development Environment

Writing JavaScript in FileMaker is hard. Sure, the path is easy to see and clear to follow, but the actual writing of the code is hard. I have tried to find a way to write JS code that makes it fairly easy. And by “easy,” I mean “make it so that FileMaker developers don’t have to learn a hundred skills to get JS to work in FM – other than the JS itself.” I’m striving for a better JavaScript Development […]

A Bit More about Proof+Geist

By now you’ve all heard the earth-shaking news: the merger between the Proof Group and Geist Interactive. The new company, Proof+Geist (the ‘+’ is silent, by the way), brings together the best of The Proof Group and Geist Interactive. All that you know about those separate entities are now as one. Now led by Ernest Koe as CEO, Steve Ritchie as CFO, and Todd Geist as CTO, this new team of 20+ people is ready to use our technologies, products, […]

Something is Happening here at Geist Interactive

Hello there 🙂 We have some exciting news to share with you. Geist Interactive has merged with the Proof Group to form Proof+Geist (the + is silent). This is an acceleration of our decades-long mission of empowering people to do great things, a mission we have always shared with the people at the Proof Group. Together, as one team, we are very excited for what’s ahead. Please see the attached press release, and visit us at www.proofgeist.com!

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FileMaker add-on Found Set: Changing the Limit and Offset

The Claris FileMaker Add-ons, released just a few updates ago, are one of the components that make up the Open Platform release. They’re useful in solving problems for FileMaker developers. Calendars and Kanban boards are popping up all over the community. They’re not without their issues, however, but most of what’s there we can control. We have written lots about how to work with these add-ons, and I offer another explanation to edit add-ons: allowing them to display more or […]

In-Product Add-ons: A Few More Things

It’s been a few weeks since the Claris FileMaker add-ons were put into the product. A lot has happened since then. People have explored them using the sample data and even their own. The community is now filled with questions about these new packages of functionality. People are discovering what can be done with them. They’re also discovering little things of which to be aware. So this post is a compilation of what folks have learned about the FileMaker add-ons. […]

FileMaker 19: FileMaker Add-ons with Join Relationships

In Part 2 of All that we Know on Add-ons (part 1 is here), we talked about how to create add-ons that include a simple child relationship. The sole purpose of that add-on was to add a child table and have it automatically relate to the context of the layout in which we drop the UI elements. This simple relationship might prove useful in many cases: add a notes or addresses table easily. But for complex relationships, we need to […]

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Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Add-on Events

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we look at the FileMaker add-on events. Each FileMaker add-on comes with one or more events. A user triggers an event through their interaction of the web viewer. Events include clicking on a card, clicking on a button, double-clicking, navigating through records. […]

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Claris FileMaker Add-ons: Refreshing the Data

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we look at how to use the FileMaker add-on refresh feature. The Point of the Add-ons In previous posts I’ve mentioned that the discussed feature is the point of the add-ons. I talked about how multiple instances is the point. Refetching the […]

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FileMaker Add-ons: Refetching To ReRender

We’re continuing our discussion of the new FileMaker 19 add-ons. Claris has released a great video on these add-ons, but, in this series of posts, we’re taking a deep dive into how the add-ons work. In this post we will examine the FileMaker add-on refetch process. Many of the add-ons are sort of ‘dashboard’ add-ons. They are meant to be visible for extended periods of time with some interaction. A user, for example, can bring up the activity timeline, scroll […]