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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Contextual Menus in FileMaker

Ever wondered how the ‘contextual menu’ in FileMaker is created? Perhaps you’ve noticed that unlike Custom Menus, native functionality to customize them does not exist. Well, kind of. When you create a Custom Menu, the menu items that you enable or omit will have a direct effect on the items displayed in the contextual menu. This can be an unexpected side-effect in some cases. Using a plug-in is the only way (currently) to fully customize the contextual menu, but this post focuses solely on native functionality.

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Parsing Methods for JSON Parameters

Here at AppWorks we’ve been revamping some of our popular (and free!) downloadable modules with FileMaker’s native JSON functionality. But why stop there? The more JSON the better.

Why do we love JSON so much?

  • It’s human-readable and easy to write
  • It’s lightweight and flexible
  • It’ll make your API Integrations even easier to implement
  • It makes multiple parameter passing more robust and reliable

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