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From Database Developer to Web Developer Thanks to WebDirect

By Thomas Meglasson III

I don’t know PHP, and my HTML and CSS skills are rudimentary at best. Nevertheless, I recently became a web developer!

Fortunately, with FileMaker’s WebDirect, I don’t need those skills to make a beautiful website. I build it all right in FileMaker, using skills I already have, and then publish straight to the web with a FileMaker Server.

I was recently tasked with creating a conference registration system for a large association’s annual convention. They expect around 900 to 1,000 registrants this year. The system had capture the demographic data of the registrants, look up their membership data if needed, let them choose their attendance options and pay for both the conference and a membership renewal.

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fmRecentRecords

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Today we are excited to release our second module for FileMaker developers: fmRecentRecords. It’s an easy-to-deploy module for FileMaker that gives you a simple way to add a history to the dashboard or menu screen that your users will appreciate. The idea behind it is to make it trivial for a user to get back to what they were working on from the home screen by presenting a list of the records they recently viewed. The assumption here is that your user is probably going to be visiting a small set of records on a regular basis — at least in the short term. Automatically keeping those records at the user’s fingertips saves them the trouble of searching for the same record multiple times a day.

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Join our Meetup!

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Have you joined our FileMaker Meetup? If not, consider this your formal invitation to join our FileMaker Meetup group (formerly known as FMPUG) in Portland, Oregon! We welcome any and all FileMaker developers, business owners who want to learn about FileMaker and entrepreneurs who want to incorporate FileMaker into their business structure. Even if you’ve never heard of FileMaker before today, we’d love to have you pop in, munch on some pizza and beer while you listen to FM nerds geek out.

If you missed last night’s meeting, or if you’ve been considering joining us again, here’s a recap:

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Excel to FileMaker – A Success Story

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Have you ever uttered the phrase, “These Excel spreadsheets are turning into monsters!”, or perhaps you’ve heard, “Excel is the place where data goes to die”? At App.Works, we often hear this complaint – or variations of this – from our clients. Today we asked our Senior Developer, David Weiner, to recount one of his favorite Excel to FileMaker success stories. This is his story.

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