At our most recent FMPUG-MN (FileMaker Pro User Group Minnesota) meeting, we had two presentations. Bill’s presentation is moved to next month as we ran out of time.

Tim Cimbura talked about a new fmFlare (BrilliantImageEditor) that enables powerful editing of images within FileMaker without needing another external app like Adobe PhotoShop, Affinity Photo, or Lemkesoft GraphicConverter.

Matthew Dahlquist talked in-depth about techniques for writing scripts with modular abstraction. He demonstrated some very useful and helpful methods in a step-by-step manner starting simply with FileMaker directly, moving to globals/script, and then abstracted with window handling, edit/read, and validation.

Matthew provided the following sample file you can use to follow along and test the techniques on your own.

Modular_Abstraction.fmp12

Tim Cimbura – CEO and Software Engineer

Tim is an expert in creating custom business solutions that make businesses more effective, productive, and profitable. He specializes in rapid application development with FileMaker (certified in all versions) for macOS, Windows, iPad/iPhone and web app integration with WordPress. He also knows Apple technology inside and out.