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Building a modular picker with an OnTimer Script Feature Image

Building a modular picker with an OnTimer Script

By: Barbara Cooney

June 24, 2022

It’s common in Claris FileMaker to create picker windows. Imagine selecting a customer for many different parts of your app: Invoices, Work Orders, Sales Orders. How can you reuse the same customer picker and have the result from the picker target different tables? One technique that we use here at Proof+Geist is to use the Install OnTimer script step along with a handler script.  The components are: Calling script, with context-dependency Handler script, with context-dependency Picker window Picker select script […]

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Claris Joins AutoEnter Live as Premier Sponsor

By: Martha Zink

June 22, 2022

Proof+Geist and Soliant Consulting are excited to announce that Claris will be joining us as a Premier Sponsor of AutoEnter Live! Attendees will see some familiar faces from Claris during the two-day virtual event on July 19 and July 20, including the keynote and several under-the-hood sessions. Attendees can also connect with Claris directly at their virtual booth in AutoEnter Live’s vendor showcase. We’re excited to welcome Claris to our list of exceptional sponsors and look forward to the insights […]

Managing authentication for FileMaker-backed web apps Feature Image

Managing authentication for FileMaker-backed web apps

By: Eric Luce

June 20, 2022

One of the wonderful things about Claris FileMaker is its ability to power web apps. However, doing so brings up questions about authentication. For instance, how do you allow a user to securely log into a web app? Once they’ve logged in, how can information about the user be easily collected, displayed, and changed according to the user’s role and permission set in that web app? For Next.js there is a great library to handle secure authentication: NextAuth. Because NextAuth […]

The Context Podcast: Protecting Your Data Hosted with FileMaker Server Feature Image

The Context Podcast: Protecting Your Data Hosted with FileMaker Server

By: Martha Zink

May 25, 2022

Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of Marketing Angelo Luchi, Proof+Geist Director of Infrastructure Todd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTO From the outside, hosting with FileMaker Server can seem simple and straightforward. But behind the scenes, there’s a whole lot more going on! Whether you’re hosting your FileMaker solution on-premise or in the cloud, on your own or through a hosting provider, it’s important to keep a few things in mind to protect your data and your business from […]

The Context Podcast: The Evolving Claris Platform Feature Image

The Context Podcast: The Evolving Claris Platform

By: Martha Zink

May 3, 2022

Peter Nelson, Claris Vice President of Engineering Andrew LeCates, Claris Director of Platform Evangelism Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of Marketing Ernest Koe, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CEO Todd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTO On April 26, 2022, Claris hosted a webinar on the future of their technology and platform. In this episode of The Context Podcast, Martha, Ernest, and Todd are joined by special guests Peter Nelson and Andrew LeCates from Claris. They focused on their upcoming offering, Claris Studio, […]

The Context Podcast: Multi-File Solutions Feature Image

The Context Podcast: Multi-File Solutions

By: Martha Zink

May 2, 2022

Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of Marketing Todd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTO John Renfrew, Independent Developer & Proof+Geist Affiliate In this episode, Martha, Todd, and John explore multi-file solutions from a broader perspective. Deciding on a single or multi-file FileMaker solution is not a good proxy for how complex the system is – a complex system can comprise one file, just as a simple system can comprise multiple files. Both Todd and John discuss optimizing systems and […]

Claris announces exciting changes to its platform Feature Image

Claris announces exciting changes to its platform

By: Martha Zink

April 26, 2022

Focusing on Problem Solvers In today’s Claris webinar, CEO Brad Freitag started by saying that “Problem solvers are our ecosystem,” giving a shout out to the all-in Claris community of developers and consulting businesses. He and his team detailed a new licensing program, shared additions to the platform, and discussed the future. Here are three notable takeaways: Claris Studio: The next piece of the puzzle First, Claris is releasing a new product. Peter Nelson, VP of Engineering, referred to his […]

The Context Podcast: The Modern FileMaker Revolution Feature Image

The Context Podcast: The Modern FileMaker Revolution

By: Martha Zink

March 18, 2022

Martha Zink will host the podcast, continuing the tradition of interviewing the Claris community on various topics. Have some ideas or want to be on the podcast? Drop us a line and let us know! We want it all, including technical deep dives, customer stories, conceptual chats, and other topics that benefit the people in our community (and help spread the word on how awesome this community is).

Introducing Otto 3 Feature Image

Introducing Otto 3

By: Jeremy Brown

November 4, 2021

Today, we are proud and excited to release Otto 3 into the world and share it with the Claris FileMaker Community.

Towards A Better JavaScript Development Environment Feature Image

Towards A Better JavaScript Development Environment

By: Jeremy Brown

June 29, 2021

Writing JavaScript in FileMaker is hard. Sure, the path is easy to see and clear to follow, but the actual writing of the code is hard. I have tried to find a way to write JS code that makes it fairly easy. And by “easy,” I mean “make it so that FileMaker developers don’t have to learn a hundred skills to get JS to work in FM – other than the JS itself.” I’m striving for a better JavaScript Development […]

A Bit More about Proof+Geist Feature Image

A Bit More about Proof+Geist

By: Jeremy Brown

February 5, 2021

By now you’ve all heard the earth-shaking news: the merger between the Proof Group and Geist Interactive. The new company, Proof+Geist (the ‘+’ is silent, by the way), brings together the best of The Proof Group and Geist Interactive. All that you know about those separate entities are now as one. Now led by Ernest Koe as CEO, Steve Ritchie as CFO, and Todd Geist as CTO, this new team of 20+ people is ready to use our technologies, products, knowledge, and skills to provide unparalleled service to our current clients, our future clients, and the Claris FileMaker community. 

Something is Happening here at Geist Interactive Feature Image

Something is Happening here at Geist Interactive

By: Jeremy Brown

February 2, 2021

Hello there 🙂 We have some exciting news to share with you. Geist Interactive has merged with the Proof Group to form Proof+Geist (the + is silent). This is an acceleration of our decades-long mission of empowering people to do great things, a mission we have always shared with the people at the Proof Group. Together, as one team, we are very excited for what’s ahead. Please see the attached press release, and visit us at www.proofgeist.com!

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