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Expand Your Integrations Knowledge through the FileMaker User Group, Claris Beyond

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Join Claris Beyond, a FileMaker user group focused on integrations. Join us to hear these upcoming speakers. Vince Mennano- Inspector Pro, Joe Ranne - FFmpeg, Mark Richman - Gloss, and Jacob Carr - GraphQL. Read more
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Decision Time: Should You Upgrade to the Latest FileMaker Version?

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In the realm of database management and application development, staying current with software advancements is more than a luxury. It's a necessity for maintaining a competitive edge and operational efficiency. Over the years, FileMaker, a cornerstone platform for developers and businesses, has evolved.  Here we will distill the essence of these changes, focusing on the leap from FileMaker 12 to FileMaker 2023, to aid in your decision-making process about upgrading. Read more
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Stick with FileMaker or Choose a FileMaker Alternative?

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What is it about the FileMaker Platform that keeps developers coming back when there are so many newer products around that may claim to offer a similar range of features, or better? Read more
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FM BetterForms: Creating a Modern Web Application with Your FileMaker Data

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We have been using FM BetterForms for several years to readily create modern, fully web standards-compliant applications for our clients. After attending the recent Claris Engage conference in Austin, Texas, our team has a new-found enthusiasm for building even more applications with BetterForms! Read more
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FileMaker vs Airtable – Our 2024 Perspective

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We first posted a review of FileMaker vs Airtable a little over four years ago. We’re circling back around to take another look and have updated this article accordingly. While Airtable has lots of strengths and works well in many circumstances, we remain confident that FileMaker takes the lead with its flexibility and broad range of customization possibilities. Read more
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Unlock the Best of Austin: 8 Insider Tips to Maximize Your Claris Engage 2024 Experience

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Heading to Austin, Texas, soon for the Claris Engage conference? Are you looking to extend your stay so you can explore the best of Austin and the greater Hill Country? Drawing on my local knowledge and the expertise of my husband, Kurt, a native Texan, we've put together a list of recommendations for those looking to make the most of their stay and explore the vibrant offerings that Austin provides. Read more
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