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Tuesday
Save to Calendar How to Create Your FileMaker WebDirect Solution From Scratch
2:00 PM
Web

Johan Hedman (PositionEtt AB)

Session Description

Customers need and want to access their solutions on the web. Whether or not they have FileMaker Pro installed on their computer, they can get access their data through FileMaker Web Direct. This session will focus on optimizing your solution to create the best web browser user experience using FileMaker Web Direct starting from scratch.

What you should know

That FileMaker WebDirect is a perfect tool for all kind of solutions

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker WebDirect
What You Will Learn
  • When FileMaker WebDirect is the perfect tool for your solution
  • How to set up a theme that works fast and optimized for the web
  • What works and doesn´t work
  • Good tools to get even more out of your solution
Save to Calendar FileMaker WebDirect Performance: Time Tested Tips
3:45 PM
Web

Mike Beargie (MainSpring)

Session Description

With the release of the FileMaker 14 Platform, FileMaker WebDirect is faster than ever. With proper planning and development of your solution, you can successfully deploy to the web using FileMaker WebDirect. In this session, we will explore over a year’s worth of lessons learned since FileMaker WebDirect was introduced, and test some of the performance improvements in the latest version. Developers will also gain ideas from experiencing real-world FileMaker WebDirect solutions.

What you should know

Any developer that is interested in utilizing FileMaker WebDirect will benefit from this session. Additionally, it is beneficial if you are already familiar with, or have already deployed FileMaker WebDirect.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker WebDirect
  • FileMaker Server
What You Will Learn
  • Improvements that have been made in the FileMaker 14 Platform
  • The basic steps every developer should take before deploying FileMaker WebDirect
  • Ideas from real-world FileMaker WebDirect solutions
  • Tips to improve FileMaker WebDirect performance
Wednesday
Save to Calendar Modern Custom Web Publishing
9:00 AM
Web

Steve Winter (Matatiro Solutions)

Session Description

Custom Web Publishing (CWP) has existed for many years, however, web technologies continue to evolve at a phenomenal pace. In this session, we’ll look at best practices in terms of development approach and how the “mobile first” ethos applies to building a web application. We’ll look at existing frameworks to help make this easier for us. We’ll discuss and demonstrate techniques which can be used to improve performance of web applications to ensure FileMaker based web applications perform well. All of these lead to AJAX based applications and we’ll look at development of APIs to support this and how to test and debug them. Lastly, we’ll look at techniques to integrate a CWP component into an existing web site.

What you should know

Experience in building CWP solutions.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced
  • FileMaker Server
  • CWP/XML/PHP
What You Will Learn
  • Mobile first, but the world has enough wheels - use a framework
  • Making it fly - techniques for improving web application performance
  • Techniques for integrating FileMaker into an existing website
  • When it all goes horribly wrong - debugging web applications like a pro
Save to Calendar Web Services in FileMaker
10:45 AM
Web

Salvatore Colangelo (Goya Pty Ltd)

Session Description

What are Web Services? How are they useful for a FileMaker developer? Every day new services are made available on the web (geolocation, payments, file sharing, travel, accounting, etc.) and developers are asked to integrate their FileMaker solutions with them. Learn how using Web Services and APIs can take much of the effort out of programming.

What you should know

Basic knowledge of web technologies, knowledge of FileMaker Server, and Custom Web Publishing with PHP or XML.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Server
  • CWP
  • XML
  • PHP
What You Will Learn
  • What are Web Services
  • FileMaker as a Web Service Client
  • FileMaker as a Web Service Server
  • Web Services triggers (IFTTT)
Save to Calendar The FileMaker WebDirect Approach
2:00 PM
Web

Ibrahim Bittar (Eikonsys, S.A. de C.V.)

Session Description

With the introduction of FileMaker WebDirect in FileMaker 13, a whole new set of possibilities were put in our hands. Now you can have a solution that is 100% multi-platform and can address virtually any business problem. In this session, you’ll learn how to design specifically for FileMaker WebDirect and take advantage of this technology without losing performance.

What you should know

Basic FileMaker Pro knowledge: field definitions, scripting, layout creation, etc. Must be familiar with web terminology. A graphic design background is is a plus but not required.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced
  • FileMaker WebDirect
  • FileMaker Server
What You Will Learn
  • Web graphic design rules applied to FileMaker
  • To optimize the use of Perform Script on Server
  • How to create a solution that will be used in different platforms at the same time
  • Optimal server setup without blowing out the costs
Save to Calendar From PHP to FileMaker WebDirect
3:45 PM
Web

J. Sciarra (Colibri Solutions)

Session Description

When does it make sense to take a Custom Web Publishing solution and re-engineer it in FileMaker WebDirect? We’ll look at RPM Forms, a real world demonstration of our experience taking a custom PHP solution for protocol form creation and management and starting over in FileMaker WebDirect. The session will demo both side by side and look at the issues driving our effort including: promise of a single code base, tighter integration into the main application, and when re-engineering makes sense and when it doesn’t. We’ll also discuss tips for FileMaker WebDirect including printing, document delivery, and resource requirements.

What you should know

Underlying differences of FileMaker Web Direct and Custom Web Publishing. General familiarity of web technologies including HTML, PHP, JavaScript, etc. FileMaker Server considerations for web deployments.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced
  • FileMaker Server
  • FileMaker WebDirect
  • CWP/XML/PHP
What You Will Learn
  • What are the advantages of FileMaker WebDirect over Custom Web Publishing
  • What criteria can be used to make decisions as to which approach is appropriate for what application
  • UI/UX techniques that work in both FileMaker Pro and FileMaker WebDirect (and to mobile)
  • The benefits to our company in terms of code management, maintenance and ongoing development
Thursday
Save to Calendar FileMaker Web Services: The Beat Goes On
9:00 AM
Web

Steve Winter (Matatiro Solutions)

Session Description

FileMaker can do lots of awesome things but sometimes you need some help from an external source. Enter the world of the Web Service (or API) to help us solve pretty much any task imaginable. We’ll begin with a quick primer on how to connect to an external API using FileMaker scripting and the Insert from URL script step. We’ll touch on dealing with JSON API responses, and then look in more depth at processing XML responses and accessing deeply nested data using XPath functions. Lastly, we’ll look at building custom APIs to expose FileMaker to the world.

What you should know

A basic understanding of FileMaker scripting and a interest in accessing shared data (or sharing yours)

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced
  • CWP
  • XML
  • PHP
What You Will Learn
  • Connecting to restful web services with FileMaker
  • Methods for unraveling XML responses using XPath
  • Making the dreaded XSLT less like chewing razor blades
  • Building custom APIs for your FileMaker database