• BFDG Meetup - FileMaker Data API

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    Our next Birmingham FileMaker Developer Group will meet Tuesday, October 16th, 2018. Mark your calendars! How do you use FileMaker's Data API? How can you use this new tool effectively? Joshua Shoemaker of Scott Howard Consulting will be sharing on this topic at our next meeting. According to FileMaker's Website regarding FileMaker 17's Data API, "The FileMaker® Data API is an application programming interface (API) that allows web services to access data in hosted databases. The FileMaker Data API returns data in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), a text format that is commonly used with REST APIs because it is independent of specific programming language formats." Scott Howard Consulting will provide lunch for this meeting. Please RSVP so we know how much to bring (and mention any food allergies). See you on the 16th!

  • BFDG Meetup - 2018 FileMaker Developer Conference Wrap Up

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    Our next Birmingham FileMaker Developer Group will meet Tuesday, August 14th, 2018. Mark your calendars! What DevCon sessions provided the most insight for you as a developer? What new tech, skills or resources did you bring back? Be prepared to share with the group and review some of FileMaker 17's new tricks of the trade. Scott Howard Consulting will provide lunch for this meeting. Please RSVP so we know how much to bring (and mention any food allergies). See you on the 14th!

  • BFDG Meetup - FileMaker to the Web with WebDirect

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    Our next Birmingham FileMaker Developer Group will meet Tuesday, May 8th, 2018. Mark your calendars! Learn how to use FileMaker WebDirect to take your data to the web. WebDirect allows your users to use your solutions directly on the web!! From FileMaker's website, "Combine the power of a desktop application with the simplicity of a web browser to manage and share your business information. FileMaker WebDirect is innovative web technology that instantly runs FileMaker apps directly in a web browser — no web programming required. With FileMaker WebDirect, you don’t need to use coding tools such as PHP, HTML5, CSS or JavaScript to create robust solutions for the web. All you need is your existing FileMaker skills and you can go from creating an app to making it accessible in a web browser in just a few clicks." As always, we will have time for questions and conversations. Scott Howard Consulting will provide lunch for this meeting. Please RSVP so we know how much to bring (and mention any food allergies). See you on the 6th!

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  • BFDG Meetup - FileMaker Card Style Windows

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    Our next Birmingham FileMaker Developer Group will meet Tuesday, March 6th, 2018. Mark your calendars! FileMaker Card Windows allows you to develop easier "Popups." Scott Howard will be sharing how the Window Script step will simplify this process. Dialogs can be based on any table in your applications. Windows can be automatically sized, placed appropriately and improve user control As always, we will have time for questions and conversations. Scott Howard Consulting will provide lunch for this meeting. Please RSVP so we know how much to bring (and mention any food allergies). See you on the 6th!

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  • BFDG Meetup - FileMaker IOS SDK

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    Our next Birmingham FileMaker Developer Group will meet Tuesday, January 9th, 2017. Mark your calendars! Ashley Colburn of Hoar Construction will be sharing about FileMaker IOS SDK. As always, we will have time for questions and conversations. Scott Howard Consulting will provide lunch for this meeting. Please RSVP so we know how much to bring (and mention any food allergies). See you on the 9th!

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  • BFDG Meetup - Advanced Scripting

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    UPDATE: Changed date to November 7th!! Our next Birmingham FileMaker Developer Group will meet Tuesday, November 7th, 2017. Mark your calendars! Martin Clapp of Wood Fruitticher will share creative scripts from his solution, SalesPal, that manages 80 salespeople and 8,000 products in seven states during our November meeting. As always, we will have time for questions and conversations. Scott Howard Consulting will provide lunch for this meeting at $5/person. Please RSVP so we know how much to bring (and mention any food allergies). See you on the 7th!

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  • BFDG Meetup - DevCon Wrap Up

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    UPDATE: Changed date to August 15th!! Our next Birmingham FileMaker Developer Group will meet Tuesday, August 15th, 2017. Mark your calendars! DevCon Highlights? You don't want to miss. We will review even more of FileMaker 16 and its special features. Since so many insights were gained, Martin Clapp of Wood Fruitticher will share creative scripts from his solution, SalesPal, that manages 80 salespeople and 8,000 products in seven states during our October meeting. As always, we will have time for questions and conversations. Scott Howard Consulting will provide lunch for this meeting at $5/person. Please RSVP so we know how much to bring (and mention any food allergies). See you on the 15th!

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  • BFDG Meetup - Introducing FileMaker 16!

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    Our next Birmingham FileMaker Developer Group will meet Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017. Mark your calendars! We will show off the shiny new FileMaker 16 platform! Martin Clapp of Wood Fruitticher was going to share a few of his creative scripts from his solution, SalesPal, that manages 80 salespeople and 8,000 products in seven states. BUT we thought everyone would want to see this awesome new FileMaker version that boasts some significant new features, especially for us developers. (Don't worry, Martin will present at the following meeting!) As always, we will have time for questions and conversations. Also, Scott Howard Consulting will provide lunch for this special meeting at no cost to you. Please RSVP so we know how much to bring (and mention any food allergies). See you on the 23rd!

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  • BFDG Meetup - Data Modeling

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    Our next Birmingham FileMaker Developer Group will meet Tuesday, March 7th, 2017. Mark your calendars! We have a wonderful treat for March. Via video conference, we will have Matt Navarre of AppWorks and the FileMaker Talk podcast with us! Matt will discuss data modeling and how different database models can improve the performance of your FileMaker solutions. FileMaker allows you to use multiple data modeling techniques, including Selector-Connector extendion of anchor-buoy. Anchor-Buoy presents graphs clearly and describes them effectively. Come prepared with questions, examples or issues you have experienced and we will roll those into the conversation if there is time. We hope to see you there!

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  • BFDG Meetup - Web Integrations and APIs

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    Our next Birmingham FileMaker Developer Group will meet Tuesday, January 10th, 2017. Mark your calendars! Austin Hyde will review FileMaker Integrations with Web Services and APIs. We'll demonstrate a simple and a moderately complex integration with FileMaker and then discuss more complex possibilities. FileMaker is a great data hub that communicates with all kinds of systems from web services, corporate databases, even robotic devices. FileMaker can communicate via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) involving sets of routines, different data structures and protocols to support your applications. Come prepared with questions, examples or issues you have experienced and we will roll those into the conversation if there is time. We hope to see you there!