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System for Success: Atomic Design for Google Display Ads

Jinal Shah is a UX Designer at Beezwax. She shared the process for implementing a design system, based on Atomic Design principles, that could quickly generate variations of Google Display ads in multiple sizes, optimizing collaboration between Design and Marketing teams.View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

The Metadata-Verse: FileMaker Server Save as XML

As Claris gets further into an Agile groove, there are product releases more often, always with new features and improvements. FileMaker 19.5 is no exception. It includes many new features, but I wanted to bring attention to one simple thing that will make a world of change for many of us in the FileMaker developer community: Save a Copy as XML on FileMaker Server.View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

dotfmp.berlin Conference 2022

BERLIN, Germany – Our senior developer Christos Savva attended the dotfmp.berlin 2022 “Unconference” held in June in Berlin. The conference was the first in-person opportunity in over two years for leading Claris FileMaker developers across Europe to meet, share their work, and explore what’s happening in the developer community. At dotfmp.berlin 2022, more than 70 […]View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

Tableau Conference 2022 – Day 3

We finished three days of Tableau Conference 2022 (TC22) in sunny Las Vegas! The in-person and virtual attendees from Beezwax’s Data Analytics & Tableau development teams shared a few more highlights of TC22 sessions, with information, insights and a few key takeaways. Read our Day 1 TC22 session highlights here. Read our Day 2 session […]View the full article

Tableau Conference 2022 – Day 2

Hello again from the end of Day 2 at Tableau Conference 2022 (TC22) in sunny Las Vegas! The in-person and virtual attendees from Beezwax’s Data Analytics & Tableau development teams shared more highlights of TC22 sessions, with information, insights and a few key takeaways. Read Day 1 session and conference highlights here. Read Day 3 […]View the full article

Custom Functions For Today’s FileMaker Devs Of Tomorrow

As developers, creative ideation is critical. With that in mind, here are 5 unique Custom Functions (courtesy of Christopher Edwards, that are potentially !useful for FileMaker developers. We built some of these for very specific, and oddly niche, use cases, such as this blog post. Happy Day!View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

Custom Functions For Today’s FileMaker Devs Of Tomorrow

As developers, creative ideation is critical. With that in mind, here are 5 unique Custom Functions (courtesy of Christopher Edwards, that are potentially !useful for FileMaker developers. We built some of these for very specific, and oddly niche, use cases, such as this blog post. Happy Day!View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

Claris Connect integrates Eversign, FileMaker and more

Let’s talk about Claris Connect as the way to orchestrate data-driven workflows involving Eversign digital signatures, Claris FileMaker, Slack and a range of other possible platforms! Fabio Bosisio from Beezwax will walk through details for setting up these types of integrations. Eversign (and FileMaker) integration with Claris Connect Event link: https://www.meetup.com/claris-connect-meetup/events/283713457/Speaker: Fabio Bosisio, Beezwax DatatoolsDate: […]View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

The Benefits of Automated Testing

Software changes over time. Your company's web site this year does things you had no idea you needed two years ago. How can we keep the cost of change manageable? Automated testing is one way. Especially for large software projects, the practice of automated testing reduces the cost of adapting software to new business necessities.View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

The Human Resource – Beezwax Anniversary Edition

26 years in, a founding Bee reflects Julian Nadel is president and founder of Beezwax. He’s celebrating the 26th Anniversary of Beezwax with this update to his original Beezwax Blog post. In 2014, a colleague interviewed me about Beezwax; the interview transcript was the orginal basis for the article herein. It was then and still […]View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

Beezwax Wins Claris Excellence Award

Beezwax Recognized for Advocacy Excellence, Sharing Expertise and Passion with Customers and Developers In the Claris Community CUPERTINO, Calif. – Dec. 15, 2021 – Claris International Inc., an Apple company, named Beezwax Datatools Inc. as winner of the Advocacy Excellence Award as part of the Claris Excellence Awards for 2021, which honor Claris Partners and […]View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

OOP Fundamentals: Quick and Dirty Guide to Testing

This won't be a detailed post on every possible topic on object-oriented programming and testing, there are many books about that already. Instead, this will cover basics of testing, so you understand how and why we test, and you can adapt it to your own needs.View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

A fast, flexible Tableau Connector for FileMaker

Building a custom Tableau® Connector for Claris® FileMaker® enables faster, more reliable and more flexible connections between Tableau and FileMaker datasources, compared with the legacy Web Data Connector. For a number of Beezwax client projects, we’ve installed and deployed a Tableau Connector (aka “TACO”) for FileMaker. The TACO was built using the Tableau Connector SDK […]View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

The Value and Benefits of Transactions with Claris FileMaker

Let’s talk about Claris FileMaker and transactions! Join Vincenzo Menanno to discuss what transactions are, how they relate to FileMaker data operations (creating, updating, and deleting records), database normalization, and how to use transactional concepts to improve FileMaker performance, especially over a wide area network (WAN). This is a live, virtual event as part of […]View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

InspectorPro 7.2 for FileMaker – Faster on M1!

Using FileMaker on an M1 Mac, it's so responsive and such a delight to use. InspectorPro 7.2 is optimized for FileMaker 19.3, which gains a huge speed boost by virtue of running natively on Apple silicon M1-based Macs.View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

OData for FileMaker – Examples, Tips and Nuances

This blog post is the second of a three-part series about the FileMaker OData API, introducing a demo file with more than 40 examples plus helpful tips, along with Q&A. Part one of the series highlighted some of the key features of the API which make it an exciting addition to the FileMaker platform. As a […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

Integrating FileMaker’s Data API and Ruby with the fmrest-ruby gem

We often work on projects that intersect two technologies near and dear to us: FileMaker and Ruby. This allows us to build robust web applications in Ruby on Rails, integrated with data sources from FileMaker solutions. When Claris introduced the FileMaker Data API we were naturally curious to try it out. At the time there […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

OData for FileMaker – New Player in an Old Game

This blog post is the first in a three-part series about the FileMaker OData API, highlighting key features that make it an exciting addition to the Claris FileMaker platform. Part 1: An Introduction to FileMaker OData I had the opportunity and pleasure to take a one-week dive into the FileMaker OData API. The objective was […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

OOP Fundamentals: The Decorator Pattern

The decorator pattern is one of my favorite patterns. It is simple, extensible and powerful. It feels like it follows the essence of object oriented programming beautifully. Sadly though, it is also easy to be misused or misunderstood. So, in this post I will show you the essence of the decorator pattern, illustrated with a […] View the full article

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Beezwax Buzz

OOP Fundamentals: The Dependency Inversion Principle

The dependency inversion principle is one of the cornerstones of object-oriented programming. Without it, there is no object-oriented design. It’s that important. What amazes me about this principle is that people can spend years working with an object-oriented language and never learn about it, never take the next step towards becoming a senior developer, especially […] View the full article

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