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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 […]

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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).

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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!

FileMaker add-on Found Set: Changing the Limit and Offset Feature Image

FileMaker add-on Found Set: Changing the Limit and Offset

By: Jeremy Brown

January 6, 2021

The Claris FileMaker Add-ons, released just a few updates ago, are one of the components that make up the Open Platform release. They’re useful in solving problems for FileMaker developers. Calendars and Kanban boards are popping up all over the community. They’re not without their issues, however, but most of what’s there we can control. We have written lots about how to work with these add-ons, and I offer another explanation to edit add-ons: allowing them to display more or […]

One Spark Academy 2020-2021 Giving Campaign Feature Image

One Spark Academy 2020-2021 Giving Campaign

By: Todd Geist

December 28, 2020

In normal years, when I get to travel around and speak to people about FileMaker, I am always gratified by how many of you in our community ask me about One Spark Academy, the non profit learning center that my wife Lori and I started in 2011. Many of you follow the happenings there, and many of you also give every year to our end-of-year campaign. It is so nice to be a part of such an interested and generous […]

In-Product Add-ons: A Few More Things Feature Image

In-Product Add-ons: A Few More Things

By: Jeremy Brown

November 6, 2020

It’s been a few weeks since the Claris FileMaker add-ons were put into the product. A lot has happened since then. People have explored them using the sample data and even their own. The community is now filled with questions about these new packages of functionality. People are discovering what can be done with them. They’re also discovering little things of which to be aware. So this post is a compilation of what folks have learned about the FileMaker add-ons. […]

FileMaker 19: FileMaker Add-ons with Join Relationships Feature Image

FileMaker 19: FileMaker Add-ons with Join Relationships

By: Jeremy Brown

October 14, 2020

In Part 2 of All that we Know on Add-ons (part 1 is here), we talked about how to create add-ons that include a simple child relationship. The sole purpose of that add-on was to add a child table and have it automatically relate to the context of the layout in which we drop the UI elements. This simple relationship might prove useful in many cases: add a notes or addresses table easily. But for complex relationships, we need to […]

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