• Meet the FileMaker 18 Platform, Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at Apple Inc.

    Special event at a special location… The FileMaker 18 Platform is here! Join us for a special event with Ronnie Rios of FileMaker, Inc. showcasing the new FileMaker 18 Platform. Discover how to quickly create and use custom apps that work the way you do. We’ll explore innovative, new features in the FileMaker 18 Platform that improve the development, mobility, security, integration, and administration of your custom apps. Join us for an exciting presentation sponsored by NYFMP.org Join us for this once in a year special event! Details Date: Thursday, June 20th, 2018 Location: Apple Inc., 100 5th Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10011 Time: 5:30 pm Meet & Greet 6:00 pm – 8:00pm Presentation and networking See you there!

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  • Meeting at Rockefeller Research Labs, Sloan Kettering Institute

    Rockefeller Research Laboratories

    1) The Business of FileMaker What does it take to be a successful FileMaker developer? Whether you are a consultant or an in-house developer (or plan to be one some day), this round table discussion is for you. The FileMaker marketplace is filled with a wide variety of opportunities…which makes it interesting…and sometimes frustrating. Join us as we discuss: * What is working? * What experiments have flopped? * What markets is the FileMaker platform best suited to? * What are the best ways to market your skills and services? * What changes is FileMaker, Inc. making and how should this affect your strategy? * What are other players in the marketplace doing that you should be paying attention too? * Can you get work from coming to a user group meeting. Yes, it happens a lot! Come with questions and suggestions and let us learn from each other. 2) FileMaker Files… Too few? Too many? Just right! One of the fundamental decisions to be made when designing a FileMaker solution for the enterprise or the workgroup is how many files to use. Start your debating engines! What are the pros and cons of using fewer or more files? * What is easier to code? * What is easier to deploy? * What is easier to maintain? What are the effect on: * Time to market and Return on Investment (ROI) * Up and running speed * Code maintain’ablity * Backup flexibility * Security * Window management * Etc. What are some of the various types of Files that you might want to have in a robust FileMaker system? Join us for a round table discussion where we share ideas on what works best for various types of FileMaker projects. 3) Open Mic. (depending on time) What is on your mind? 4) Bring your FileMaker questions and ask the audience. It is amazing how many problems a group of FileMaker developers can solve. 5) Picks and Tips of the Month: Short bits or bytes of interest to our NYFMP.org group members. Meeting Location: Rockefeller Research Labs Sloan Kettering Institute 430 East 67th St. (between York & 1st Ave., closer to York) Room RRL-117 Guests should mention they are attending the New York FileMaker Developers’ Group meeting, and the security guard will provide directions. 5:30 pm Meet & Greet 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Presentation Thanks go to Steven Cappiello and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center…our hosts. [Optional] RSVP on Meetup See you there!

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  • Meeting at Rockefeller Research Labs, Sloan Kettering Institute

    Rockefeller Research Laboratories

    1) Fun with Button Bars and JSON John Morina of Pueblo Systems, Inc. will demo how JSON helps refine a button bar navigation system. He will also explore using JSON as script parameters, navigating slide controls, and more. 2) Easter Lambda J. Sciarra from Colibri Solutions in NYC will present a method of using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda with FileMaker Pro (Advanced) to leverage micro-services in the cloud. AWS Lambda provides a means of encapsulating executable code as a serverless web micro-service accessible as an https endpoint from FileMaker Pro. Conceptually think of this as a plug in or custom function available via the Insert from URL command in FileMaker Pro. This demo will use a simple Python “Hello World” example with a conclusion discussion touching upon other applications of this approach in the context of AWS. 3) Open Mic. (depending on time) What is on your mind? 4) Bring your FileMaker questions and ask the audience. It is amazing how many problems a group of FileMaker developers can solve. 5) Picks and Tips of the Month: Short bits or bytes of interest to our NYFMP.org group members. Meeting Location: Rockefeller Research Labs Sloan Kettering Institute 430 East 67th St. (between York & 1st Ave., closer to York) Room RRL-117 Guests should mention they are attending the New York FileMaker Developers’ Group meeting, and the security guard will provide directions. 5:30 pm Meet & Greet 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Presentation Thanks go to Steven Cappiello and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center…our hosts. [Optional] RSVP on Meetup See you there!

  • Meeting at Rockefeller Research Labs, Sloan Kettering Institute

    Rockefeller Research Laboratories

    1) A modern approach to web publishing with FileMaker Years ago the only popular choice for FileMaker web accessible data was PHP, coding every project by hand. Times have changed. FM BetterForms is a Web development platform for FileMaker allowing you to build everything from widgets and mobile apps right up to full company portals. See how Under Armour, the NCAA Image Awards, the biggest POS in the floral industry and several universities use FM Better Forms to make FileMaker do things you never imagined possible –– faster, and at a lower cost. Do you have a use case where you want to scale your application to a large number of users? FM BetterForms gives developers the ability to continuously scale their apps and not scale costs. We will look at real world applications where in the past the only viable solution was a custom Web front-end to an existing FileMaker database, and show how BetterForms solved the problem. FileMaker continues to be the heart of your application while still harnessing modern web technologies. We will discuss a new look on transitioning clients from traditional hourly billing to SAAS recurring revenue and how you can start developing apps with an exit plan. This is an interactive talk and questions are encouraged. About the Presenter: Charles Delfs is an electrical engineer from Toronto, Canada. He transitioned into software from hardware in the ’90s and began developing with FileMaker at version 2. He loves big coding challenges and problem solving. His company www.delfsengineering.ca consults for a number of top developer houses internationally. 2) iOS Shortcuts for FileMaker Integration Success What’s a shortcut? “A shortcut is a quick and smart way to get one or more tasks done with your apps. The Shortcuts app allows you to create your own shortcuts with multiple steps. For example, build a “Surf Time” shortcut that grabs the surf report, gives an ETA to the beach, and launches your surf music playlist.” The Shortcuts app (free on the itunes store) is very interesting and opens up a lot of new opportunities for integrations with third party applications and FileMaker. Furthermore, the ability to use the voice to manage small tasks with FileMaker allows you to activate and integrate a small artificial intelligence in our applications. Fabio Bosisio will start with the basics and show you how shortcuts can help your FileMaker systems can go further faster! In the first example we will create a shortcut that, after connecting via Data API to our FileMaker server, will upload an image taken from the Photo application installed on our iPhone in a FileMaker container field. In the second example, we will pretend to be a sales manager who wants to interact with voice commands and ask through our virtual assistant (Siri) some questions on the status of the orders placed in FileMaker or receive via email a report that shows the trend by period. Who says there are no shortcuts to success?! 3) Open Mic. (depending on time) What is on your mind? 4) Bring your FileMaker questions and ask the audience. It is amazing how many problems a group of FileMaker developers can solve. 5) Picks and Tips of the Month: Short bits or bytes of interest to our NYFMP.org group members. Meeting Location: Rockefeller Research Labs Sloan Kettering Institute 430 East 67th St. (between York & 1st Ave., closer to York) Room RRL-B20 Guests should mention they are attending the New York FileMaker Developers’ Group meeting, and the security guard will provide directions. 5:30 pm Meet & Greet 6:00 pm – 8:00pm Presentation Thanks go to Steven Cappiello and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center…our hosts. [Optional] RSVP on Meetup See you there!

  • Meeting at Mortimer Zuckerman Research Center - Sloan Kettering Institute

    Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center

    1 and 2) The FileMaker platform and its awesome possibilities Tony White of Tony White Designs, Inc. will facilitate a round table conversation on * Understanding FileMaker Code Objects * Migrating layouts off of the Classic Theme and onto a Custom Theme * The awesome FMP URL Protocol You can see details on any of these 3 topics here… https://community.filemaker.com/docs/DOC-9536 …and here… https://community.filemaker.com/videos/3666 Or we can talk about any other FileMaker topic that the attendees want to talk about. Join us. It will be awesome! 3) Open Mic. (depending on time) What is on your mind? 4) Bring your FileMaker questions and ask the audience. It is amazing how many problems a group of FileMaker developers can solve. 5) Picks and Tips of the Month: Short bits or bytes of interest to our NYFMP.org group members. Meeting Location: Mortimer Zuckerman Research Center Sloan Kettering Institute 417 East 68th St. (between York & 1st Ave., closer to York) Room ZRC-136 Guests should mention they are attending the New York FileMaker Developers’ Group meeting, and the security guard will provide directions. 5:30 pm Meet & Greet 6:00 pm – 8:00pm Presentation Thanks go to Steven Cappiello and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center…our hosts. [Optional] RSVP on Meetup See you there!

  • Meeting at Rockefeller Research Labs, Sloan Kettering Institute

    Rockefeller Research Laboratories

    1) Kevin Miller of LiveCode…talking about LCFM Native What is LCFM Native (LiveCode for FileMaker)? Here straight from LiveCode… “LCFM Native allows you to deploy your FM solutions as a native app on any platform, including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can keep your data within FileMaker, and use our drag and drop tool to compile your solution as a fully native app on an Android device, or indeed any other. No additional coding required. This is the first and only tool in the FileMaker space that allows you to do this. Main points: * Deploy a FileMaker solution as a native app on Android * Cross platform: includes Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, and Linux * Drag and drop tool…no coding required Kevin Miller is the CEO of LiveCode, overseeing a global team and the development of the LiveCode programming language, as well as LCFM Native. Kevin founded LiveCode 20 years ago with the vision of making coding accessible to everyone. LiveCode is used by thousands of businesses and schools worldwide, and is now a powerful and mature programming tool which is cross platform – covering Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, and FileMaker.” Guaranteed to be a lively presentation. See you there! 2) Point of Sales using FileMaker 17 Data API – part 2 – deep dives In this presentation by Fabio Bosisio, which follows the previous Point of Sales presentation using FileMaker 17 Data API, we will go more in depth, showing some FileMaker technicalities used to improve the software performance using the solution over a WAN. Fabio will present a technique that he uses to select from a product list of 75,000+ records, one or more items & quantities, and add them to a document in a quick and efficient way. The solution, based on the new FileMaker 16 Card Windows, allows us to manage this component in a modular way and to reuse it in all areas of the application where it is required. We will analyze the design choices related to the FileMaker Relational Graph (RG), the entity relationship structure, and the FileMaker calculated fields used. After that, Fabio will propose a method to create Scripts with single responsibility and to handle the messages between different scripts using Get ( ScriptResult ) and the native JSON functions of FileMaker 16+. To conclude, Fabio will illustrate an efficient technique for saving large textual information (used to manage robust reporting) without weighing down our records (by leveraging container fields and functions to interact with them). The innovated techniques that will be presented are applicable to many types of FileMaker systems. [Ed. – The system that Fabio has built is bellissimo (very beautiful) and innovativo (innovative). Come have a look! ] 3) Open Mic. (depending on time) What is on your mind? 4) Bring your FileMaker questions and ask the audience. It is amazing how many problems a group of FileMaker developers can solve. 5) Picks and Tips of the Month: Short bits or bytes of interest to our NYFMP.org group members. Meeting Location: Rockefeller Research Labs Sloan Kettering Institute 430 East 67th St. (between York & 1st Ave., closer to York) Room RRL-117 Guests should mention they are attending the New York FileMaker Developers’ Group meeting, and the security guard will provide directions. 5:30 pm Meet & Greet 6:00 pm – 8:00pm Presentation Thanks go to Steven Cappiello and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center…our hosts. [Optional] RSVP on Meetup See you there!

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  • Meeting at Rockefeller Research Labs, Sloan Kettering Institute

    Rockefeller Research Laboratories

    1) Point of Sales using FileMaker 17 Data API Thanks to FileMaker 17 platform and the new Data API – now released in official version – it is now possible to create solutions to address use cases where data exchange and connection to the server is established only if necessary. This allows the FileMaker users to operate, for most of the time, with a local FileMaker database. In this showcase, Fabio Bosisio will present a retail solution consisting of a central application and different point of sales locations. Fabio will also show a simple integration with Amazon AWS services, in particular SQS and S3, used to provide (almost) real-time reports on the availability of products for each point of sale. 2) What is Karbon? Thank you for asking. Following is a description of Karbon straight from the team at Geist Interactive! Karbon is an open-source framework from Geist Interactive for building ambitious custom FileMaker applications for the modern era. By “ambitious” we mean complex business applications of significant value that will be around for a while. Barbara Cooney, Application Developer, of Geist Interactive will share Karbon. She’ll speak on it in four areas: Its purpose and position in the FileMaker community, its data model, Karbon Generator that builds many of the APIs used, and the APIs we’ve integrated into Karbon. Finally, Barbara will speak about how you can get involved in Karbon’s development and overall support. We believe in Karbon and its value to the community, and we’re excited to share its game-changing development framework to everyone who needs to build apps that runs a large part, if not all, of a company’s business. We also would like to encourage interested attendees to review materials here: https://www.geistinteractive.com/products/karbon-filemaker-application-framework/ and watch the webinar here: https://www.geistinteractive.com/2018/10/01/introduction-to-karbonfm/ Join us at the meeting to learn more! 3) Open Mic. (depending on time) What is on your mind? 4) Bring your FileMaker questions and ask the audience. It is amazing how many problems a group of FileMaker developers can solve. 5) Picks and Tips of the Month: Short bits or bytes of interest to our NYFMP.org group members. Meeting Location: Rockefeller Research Labs Sloan Kettering Institute 430 East 67th St. (between York & 1st Ave., closer to York) Room RRL-117 Guests should mention they are attending the New York FileMaker Developers’ Group meeting, and the security guard will provide directions. 5:30 pm Meet & Greet 6:00 pm – 8:00pm Presentation Thanks go to Steven Cappiello and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center…our hosts. See you there!

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  • Meeting at Rockefeller Research Labs, Sloan Kettering Institute

    Rockefeller Research Laboratories

    1) REST Easy FileMaker Server 17 has a robust REST API that allows outside applications and services to interact securely with a hosted FileMaker solution. This includes CRUD functionality (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) as well as running scripts with passed in parameters. J. Sciarra from Colibri Solutions will discuss typical scenarios including a client specific scenario using the API. He will also demonstrate interacting with the API using a demo file and Geist Interactive’s Generator tool as a means of creating JSON calls to the API. 2) Data modeling approaches that make you look awesome Tony White will facilitate a round table discussion on data modeling, kicking off with an interesting (and surprisingly common) data modeling challenge. Join us as we discuss join tables (and other types) and how they relate to the relationships in your FileMaker solutions. 3) Open Mic. (depending on time) What is on your mind? 4) Bring your FileMaker questions and ask the audience. It is amazing how many problems a group of FileMaker developers can solve. 5) Picks and Tips of the Month: Short bits or bytes of interest to our NYFMP.org group members. Meeting Location: Rockefeller Research Labs Sloan Kettering Institute 430 East 67th St. (between York & 1st Ave., closer to York) Room RRL-117 Guests should mention they are attending the New York FileMaker Developers’ Group meeting, and the security guard will provide directions. 5:30 pm Meet & Greet 6:00 pm – 8:00pm Presentation Thanks go to Steven Cappiello and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center…our hosts. See you there!

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  • Meeting at Rockefeller Research Labs, Sloan Kettering Institute

    Rockefeller Research Laboratories

    1) FileMaker DevCon 2018 recap! Members returning from FileMaker DevCon 2018 will share tips, tricks, and tales from their travels to Texas. 2) DevCon2Go18 Under the Hood We will look “under the hood” at the DevCon2Go18 application showcasing the latest FileMaker Platform features. We are taking Claus Lavendt of DataManix up on his offer: “You are allowed to grab all the code and ideas from this file and use in your own apps., non-profit or commercial. You are, however, not! allowed to copy the entire file and just reuse as-is (you’ll need to do your own development, but grabbing all the ideas is fine)” To get the most out of the meeting, we recommend you download the DevCon2Go18 application and have a look ahead of time. Bring your thoughts and questions to the meeting and we will all compare notes! Meeting Location: Rockefeller Research Labs Sloan Kettering Institute 430 East 67th St. (between York & 1st Ave., closer to York) Room RRL-117 Guests should mention they are attending the New York FileMaker Developers’ Group meeting, and the security guard will provide directions. 5:30 pm Meet & Greet 6:00 pm – 8:00pm Presentation Thanks go to Steven Cappiello and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center…our hosts. See you there!

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