October Meetup Recap

AppWorks would like to thank everyone that attended our October FileMaker Portland Meetup. We munched on Thai food from Beau Thai while kicking off the meeting with a beginner question period, then launched into AppWorks’ new line of videos, called FileMaker Cool Tricks. We demonstrated the workarounds in the cool trick videos, and then opened up the room to other developers – what “cool tricks” do you use that are not obvious? What do they allow you to do?

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Growth Catalysts & Hindrances

In your experience, what’s been the best catalyst for company growth? 

The biggest catalyst for company growth is definitely enthusiasm for the product or service you’re offering AND stepping outside your comfort zone. If you can embrace the concept that failure is part of the path to success, and encourage your team members to try new things, you will be amazed at your results.

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FileMaker Server’s Default PHP Will Stop Receiving Security Updates

What’s happening?

The default version of PHP that ships with FileMaker Server 17.0.4 up to 18.0.2 is 7.1.19. This particular version is no longer receiving active support and won’t receive any security updates starting on Dec 1st, 2019. Any version before FileMaker server 17.0.4 uses a version of PHP that is no longer supported. Running web apps on an unsupported version of PHP is not recommended, and will compromise the security of your application.

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Employee Spotlight: David

This month’s employee spotlight features David Weiner, Senior Developer at AppWorks. Born in the Big Apple, David has lived in California, and has also lived briefly in both London and Mexico. David enjoys traveling, and of all the places he’s traveled, he would most like to revisit Japan. According to AppWorks President, Kimberly Carlson, “David makes a mean ramen!” His favorite restaurant in Portland is Yataimura Maru.

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