On this very afternoon, the day before Claris Engage 2020, we pause to contemplate all that’s going to happen in the next few days. While we will miss seeing old friends or meeting new friends in the hotel lobby, at the fireplace, or sipping on a cocktail at the hotel bar, we are excited about what’s to come.

There’s a lot in store for this short week, and so this is the opportunity to let you know of four important events on our side. Here they are:

Engage with Us and the Community

As we’ve written about before, since we can’t gather in person, we will gather together with new and old Claris friends this year in a Slack Workspace called Auto-Enter. Please join us and meet someone new.

Geist Interactive Sale

Our award-winning dev tools and addons are on sale for you as of right now. Stop by the website to pick up FMPerception, LedgerLink, Otto, or any other tool to help you out. With great products comes great service, and we’ll be here for you to answer questions and support you along the way. The sale applies also to subscription renewals.

There’s no code necessary. Just add items to your cart and you’ll enjoy the savings!

New Product: FMComparison

From Dave Ramsey, the maker of the award-winning dev tool FMPerception comes FMComparison. It’s the fastest diff-tool out there. Simply run the “Save a Copy as XML” command (FileMaker 19 only) on two versions of the same file, and you’ll see all the differences of the newer version compared to the old. It’s an amazing tool with lots of possibilities.

The beta of FMComparison is out now, and those with a valid license of FMPerception will be able to use this tool for free. So join the beta and let Dave know your thoughts.

Geist Interactive Presents!

In two sessions on Tuesday, August 4, Todd will present a demonstration of add-ons and some JavaScript. This will be an introduction to: Add-ons, the new JavaScript functionality, and the new Execute FileMaker Data API script step. Jeremy and Todd will join Claris representatives as part of the Q&A portion of the first session. If you have questions you’d like answered, please send them to support@geistinteractive.com or ask them tomorrow during the time.

The sessions are:

FileMaker 19 Under the Hood: Javascript & Add-ons: (Aug 4, 10:15-11:15 PDT)

Panel: Add-Ons & Open Platform: This Changes Everything: (Aug 4, 12:00 -12:45 PDT)

You can still register for these sessions. Don’t miss out!!

We look forward to the week of excitement in the Claris Community! It’ll be fun and busy and exciting. The next few days are going to fly by and will be incredibly inspiring. We can’t wait. Oh, and FYI: Since the excitement happens Tuesday and Wednesday, we will not be holding office hours this week. Please take the last part of the week and reflect on Claris Engage and watch the awesome on-demand videos.