Archives March 2019

Security Checklist

How secure is your FileMaker solution?

AppWorks attended the PauseOnSecurity conference in October of 2018, which ignited our passion for security. The conference findings were surprising, and we learned that many servers and databases previously thought secure are not. We also learned how to secure them.

To help the community, we created this Security Checklist as a means for businesses to evaluate their own security settings and risks. The list below is not exhaustive, but does cover many of the most common risks and settings that can compromise database security.

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Tulum is the site of Pause[X]Include

Pause[X]Include

Our tickets are booked for Pause[X]Include in a few weeks in Tulum, Mexico! We’re beyond excited to attend, speak and learn from other developers from across the nation. We love networking with FileMaker firms large and small, and we can’t wait to see our peers from the community! From AppWorks, we are sending CEO Matt Navarre, President Kimberly Carlson, and Senior Developer David Weiner.

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Non-editable text selection in FileMaker

How to protect data in fields from being edited, while still allowing the fields to be selected for copy / paste functionality.

One of the features that makes FileMaker so easy to use for data entry is that there’s typically very low friction between the user and the data. Specifically, fields on a FileMaker layout are usually just open and ready for editing. This makes it simple to just dive in and enter data, but the flip side of this low-friction environment is that critical data can sometimes be edited by mistake. As soon as the user moves off the record to “commit” the changes, your data is changed permanently.

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Training Classes Offered in May

We have received interest in upcoming FileMaker trainings, and we are thrilled to announce the return of our FileMaker training classes! This upcoming May, we are offering a training series for intermediate to advanced FileMaker developers. These classes will be taught by Matt Navarre, expert developer and owner of AppWorks.

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New Service: Module Implementation

We are debuting a brand-new service offering that can be purchased in our online store. AppWorks will now install one of our downloadable modules into your solution, so that our clients can reap the benefits of our popular modules without the development hassle. We are offering this service for fmLog, fmSearchResults and fmRecentRecords. We’d recommend this option for beginning-level developers who may be uncomfortable fully integrating one of our modules on their own, but want enhanced functionality in their database.

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