Ruby On Rails, Today's Hottest Web Framework, Now Supports FileMaker Server 9

Six Fried Rice, a FileMaker Pro Services Provider, Releases Rfm, a Free Open Source FileMaker API for Ruby and Ruby on Rails.

The buzz about Ruby on Rails can be heard all over the web. This world class development platform makes web developers more productive when building powerful web sites with up-to-the minute data. But before today, it was unwieldy to integrate Ruby on Rails with the FileMaker Pro software, the best selling database used throughout the world for managing critical data [ed: for?] small businesses, workgroups, and professionals.

"Rails is, bar none, the most productive framework for web professionals. With Rfm, FileMaker developers can finally take advantage of this fantastic technology seamlessly.", said Geoff Coffey, Rfm's principle designer. "We designed Rfm to make the most of our two favorite things. It's pure Ruby, with Ruby-like syntax and structures, and it works just like a FileMaker developer would expect."

Rfm works perfectly with the competitively priced FileMaker Server 9, which was announced today by FileMaker Inc. This means web publishing in FileMaker has never been more accessible. (Prior versions of FileMaker Server require the more expensive Advanced upgrade to support web publishing and Rfm.)

Rfm supports the full suite of FileMaker Pro capabilities in a package that fully embraces Ruby's legendary expressive syntax. With Rfm, publishing FileMaker Pro data on the web has never been easier.

For developers with a less visible job to do, Rfm also makes it possible to interact with FileMaker Pro databases in simple Ruby scripts that perform behind-the-scenes processing tasks.


Rfm is free in every sense of the word. Released under the MIT license, it can be used without charge, even for commercial applications. And since its source code is wide open, it can be modified, extended, and merged into other products with no complex licensing requirements. Best of all, corporate FileMaker Pro customers can be confident their IP investment in Rfm is safe because they have full, documented access to the underlying source code.

To find out more about Rfm, or to get started using Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and Rfm, visit the Rfm home page at Six Fried Rice:


Experienced Ruby developers can also acquire the Rfm package using the 'gem' package manager.

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