This podcast is about workplace innovation through technology, with a special focus on Claris FileMaker and the Claris Community.
Transactions in FileMaker 19.6
1:00:08In this episode of The Context Podcast, we are joined by Todd Geist, Corn Walker, and Peter Vinogradov for an epic debate between Team Pro-Transactions and Team Anti-Transactions. They dive in and discuss the benefits (and bad habits) that come with transactions in Claris FileMaker 19.6. FileMaker’s 19.6 version release brought simplification and cleanup to the developer side of transactions, creating new commands to cut down on multistep processes and turning hard-to-read error-catching code into something legible. This is certainly an update focused on improving the lives of FileMaker developers. All this, combined with the caveats brought up by the (tentatively) Anti-Transactions Team, help round out the conversation. This podcast is available on Transistor.FM, or any of your favorite podcast platforms. The video is available on YouTube. Check out the rest of our 19.6 series: Transactions in FileMaker 19.6: Part One Transactions in FileMaker 19.6: Part Two Transactions in 19.6 Demo by Corn Walker Claris FileMaker Server 19.6
Pause on Production Part 3 — Interviews from PauseOnError Attendees
24:16Featuring: Martha Zink Drew Fessenden Shawn Kreuger Joe Ranne Marcus Swift Description:In the scenic mountains of North Georgia, open-minded attendees gathered together to connect, learn, and grow with one another. In this episode, our guests focus on why PauseOnError differs from traditional tech conferences and how it sparks new perspectives. The last of our PauseOnError FileMaker Summer Camp 2022 series takes us through connection, community, and country backroads. Join Drew Fessenden, Shawn Kreuger, Joe Ranne, and Marcus Swift as they detail the unique atmosphere that extended beyond the event itself. The podcast is available on Transistor.Fm or your favorite podcast platform, and full individual interviews are available on YouTube.Links:PauseOnError FileMaker Summer Camp 2023 Join us again this year for PauseOnError FileMaker Summer Camp, October 3-6, 2023, in the same amazing location. We can’t wait to see you there!
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Pause on Production Part 2 — Interviews from PauseOnError Attendees
39:29Since PauseOnError 2022 ended, we’ve collected attendees’ big learnings and aha moments for The Context Podcast. Listen to their stories and discover why you might want to join them next year.This is the second of three episodes that feature participants’ stories.
Pause on Production Part 1 — Interviews from PauseOnError Attendees
31:36In the scenic mountains of north Georgia, open-minded attendees gathered together to connect, learn, and grow with one another. In this episode, our guests focus on why PauseOnError differs from traditional tech conferences and how it ignites new perspectives. Since PauseOnError 2022 ended, we’ve collected attendees’ big learnings and aha moments for The Context Podcast. Listen to their stories and discover why you might want to join them next year.This is the first of three episodes that feature participants’ stories.
Changes to the Claris Platform
46:49Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of MarketingTodd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTO Matt Navarre, FileMaker Talks Co-HostJoin Martha Zink, Todd Geist, and Matt Navarre from the FileMaker Talks podcast as they discuss changes coming to FileMaker, the Claris Platform, and strategies that businesses can use to benefit from the changes.In September, Claris announced that the Claris FileMaker platform would shift to the cloud, making it more accessible and powerful. This new platform can be used to create rich UIs and apps for public-facing client and customer portals, which was previously only possible with custom web publishing. This is what we think of as Modern FileMaker.For those who need to use previous versions, they’ll be maintained for a while longer.
Events in the Claris FileMaker Community
22:27Join Martha Zink, Todd Geist, and Matt Navarre in this episode for a crossover podcast with 1 of the 2 Matts from the FileMaker Chat podcast. They discuss events led by the FileMaker Community, including AutoEnter Live and PauseOnError.You can also view this podcast on Youtube.Links:AutoEnter LiveRome FileMaker WeekPauseOnErrorEngageU
Reinventing the UX/UI Design Process in Modern FileMaker with Mizu
38:26In this episode, join Ernest Koe and Martha Zink as they discuss the design thinking methodologies that informed Mizu, how it complements the modern FileMaker concept, and how the context of evolving user interface design and engineering principles will continue to shape Mizu’s iterations. What is Mizu (水)? It’s a material-inspired, lightweight FileMaker theme and helper file for FileMaker developers. Mizu is part of an overall design system at Proof+Geist that emphasizes the use of underlying structures (grids), design patterns, and reusable components to enable more consistent, collaborative work.Join our hosts as they cover topics like: What is ‘capital D’ Design and how is it foundational to the modern FileMaker concept? How can Mizu make your mental load lighter by taking on the UI, and why does that help development? How can constraints help remove friction in your development process? You can also find the video version of this podcast on YouTube.Other Links: Mizu on Proof+Geist GitHub Proof+Geist on GitHub
Expanding the Possibilities of Modular & Decoupled Development with OData
1:12:38The Context Podcast: Expanding the Possibilities of Modular & Decoupled Development with ODataFeaturing: Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of Marketing Todd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTO John Renfrew, Independent Developer & Owner Episode Summary: The recent release of FileMaker 19.5 introduced a new feature for those with FileMaker Server for Mac and Windows: OData (Open Data Protocol). Originally created by Microsoft, OData is an open protocol that allows for the creation and consumption of queryable and interoperable REST APIs in a simple and standard way.Description:The recent release of FileMaker 19.5 introduced a new feature for those with FileMaker Server for Mac and Windows: OData (Open Data Protocol). Originally created by Microsoft, OData is an open protocol that allows for the creation and consumption of queryable and interoperable REST APIs in a simple and standard way.In this episode, join Martha, Todd, and John as they explore OData and its many wide-ranging impacts: What benefits – efficiency gains, programming ergonomics, and scalability – does OData offer? How does OData compare to and improve upon other methodologies like the Data API, ODBC, and PSOS? Before diving into OData, what are some tradeoffs and cautions we should consider? And perhaps most centrally, how does OData open a door to new ways of modular and decoupled development in modern FileMaker?You can also view this Podcast on Youtube.Links:OData DocumentationFileMaker 19.5 ReleaseThe Context Podcast: New Features in FileMaker 19.5
New Features in FileMaker 19.5
48:28Featuring: Martha Zink Todd Geist Angelo Luchi FileMaker 19.5 comes with hundreds of bug fixes–some of them small, and some of them game-changing. In this episode of The Context Podcast, join your host Martha Zink in conversation with Todd Geist and Angelo Luchi as they discuss these various changes. Hear about new support for Unbuntu 20.04, added OAuth performance, Live Text integration on macOS, and important Data Migration Tool changes— just to name a few things. Dive into the conversation as they go over the 400+ bug fixes and various changes in FileMaker 19.5. You can also check out this podcast on Youtube.Other Links: FMComparison came out with a new version and all licenses are reset so anyone can run a new free trial even if you already have before! Check out the new version here. Read up on what Claris has to say about their new release on the FileMaker 19.5 Release Notes. Check out our previous podcast: Protecting Your Data Hosted with FileMaker Server.
Protecting Your Data Hosted with FileMaker Server
46:19Martha Zink, The Context Podcast Host & Proof+Geist Director of MarketingAngelo Luchi, Proof+Geist Director of InfrastructureTodd Geist, Proof+Geist Co-Founder/CTOFrom the outside, hosting with FileMaker Server can seem simple and straightforward. But behind the scenes, there’s a whole lot more going on! Whether you’re hosting on-premise or in the cloud, on your own or through a hosting provider, it’s important to keep a few things in mind to protect your data and your business from risks. Ransomware or malware attacks, accidental or intentional internal threats, file corruption, and various data center, network, or internet issues can jeopardize not only your mission-critical data, but potentially your business as a whole. Join Martha, Angelo, and Todd in this episode as they share their experiences and recommendations around backups, monitoring, documentation, and access/user management that can help safeguard against costly risks to your data and your business.General Links: The Context Podcast: Ransomware For Claris FileMaker Developers (Featuring Wim Decorte, Heidi Porter, and Chris Moyer) Ottomatic Otto S3-compatible immutable offsite backup providers/services: AWS Wasabi Backblaze Network/infrastructure monitoring tools/platforms: AWS CloudWatch Zabbix New Relic ZeroTier Deployment platforms:LinuxDocumentation tools: ClickUp BookStack