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Loss of Focus
Loss of Focus

Naming Standards
Naming Standards

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Restoring Find Criteria

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Coffee Cup
Do you see the coffee cup cursor icon a lot? This icon shows up in place of the arrow pointer when the host is busy and cannot process a request from a guest. This is different than the squiggly line cursor, which indicates the guest is sending information to the host. Using FileMaker Server as a host will probably eliminate the coffee cup icon, since it is multithreaded and can handle multiple jobs at once. This is different than multitasking. FileMaker Server actually does a little of each job that is queued. For instance, if a guest sorts a million records to preview a report, this may take a while to process. If another guest follows this long process with a simple find, they may get the coffee cup with regular FileMaker Pro as the host, since it can only process one guest at a time. What FileMaker Pro Server does is work on each task for a short time. Since the find takes a lot less time to process, FileMaker Pro Server will take care of it in one cycle and the user will never know another guest is processing a much more complex request.



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FileMaker Developer Worthiness
Top 10 ways you know your developer is NOT worthy:
  1. Spells "FileMaker" with a lowercase "m"
  2. Uses inches or centimeters instead of points in Inspector
  3. Recommends WebDirect deployment over FileMaker Pro
  4. Creates a solution with one file for every table
  5. Doesn't know Claris and FileMaker, Inc. are the same company
  6. Isn't certified for latest version of FileMaker
  7. Isn't an FBA member
  8. Charges less than $100.00 per hour
  9. Uses a rainbow of colors on his interface
  10. Provides a quote without a requirements document



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John Mark Osborne of Philosophy of FileMaker

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