FileMaker launches free Community to aid development

Posted by John Mathewson on January 26, 2015

Apple subsidiary FileMaker Inc., maker of the popular relational database software, has relaunched the former FileMaker Technical Network as the FileMaker Community, a free resource on the ins and outs of the software. The former TechNet has undergone a complete redesign to make it more accessible to users of all skill levels. The new Community now offers free information resources and forums to promote the exchange of ideas and tips.

All 60,000 registered TechNet members are automatically granted access to the Community and its online resources, which include examples and tools, guides and other product documentation, tech briefs and videos. Users can submit technical questions for experienced developers to answer, or simply participate in discussions on FileMaker development experiences.

As an introduction, the company has made available for free download five videos that were recorded during sessions at the 2014 FileMaker Developer Conference in San Antonio. At that event last summer, Kyo Logic's own Tim Neudecker came in second in the DevCon Developer Cup, behind only Christopher Schmitz of Skeleton Key, a Saint Louis-based company that is a partner of Kyo's in the FM Academy.

"The new Community now offers free information resources and forums."

Skeleton Key's Greg Lane is the host of one of the five videos that FileMaker is using to launch the community, "Developing with Perform Script on Server," which familiarizes viewers with one of the additions from 2013's FileMaker 13.

Kyo provides businesses in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York with all the support they need to make the most of FileMaker's capabilities. We can create database apps to your specific requirements and provide training to help you customize, expand and adapt your own databases as your needs evolve. Contact us to find out more about how we can streamline your business reporting processes.