100x Faster - Flight Testing FileMaker 13 Perform Script on Server - Part I

Posted by vince 04/04/2014 at 11:27PM

Since the release of FileMaker 13 we have been exploring a new feature called “Perform Script on Server” (PSoS) and trust me there are many cool things you can do with it. I’m going to describe how PSoS works, how it’s best implemented, and how our tests show PSoS can drastically improve database performance, more than 100x in some situations. However, there are also a number of considerations before you run wild and convert scripts to execute via PSoS. So, I’ll cover these as well.

Our d3.js Saturday - Beezwax at d3.unconf

Posted by Jay G 03/31/2014 at 11:55PM

Beezwax was a sponsor and participant in the first ever d3.unconf in San Francisco this weekend. This "Unconference" event was created as a one-day gathering of data visualization practitioners, centered on d3.js, a powerful and flexible JavaScript data visualization library.

Here's info about the conference, examples of how we use d3 at Beezwax, and pointers to learning more about d3.js.

Java Applet Issues with Java 7 Update 51

Posted by simon 03/25/2014 at 08:15PM

Working with older Java applets with Java 7 Update 51.

Enable Logging of Client Usage Statistics in FileMaker Server

Posted by simon 01/29/2014 at 05:12PM

Enable client statistics logging to better monitor a system's usage.

Version 0.60 of bBox Now Available

Posted by simon 12/17/2013 at 04:10PM

A new version of our free bBox FileMaker plug-in is now available.

Some of the changes in this release;

  • now a fat 32/64 bit binary for FileMaker 13 Server support
  • using latest version of libxml2 (version 2.9.1)
  • namespaces can now be supplied to XPath
  • several bugs fixed in handling of parameters with AppleScript
You can get the details on the bBox plug-in functions at http://beezwax.net/bbox and http://bbox.beezwax.net/.
 
Simon

Popover Pop-up Menus

Posted by Will M. Baker 12/11/2013 at 08:23PM

Use FileMaker 13's popover object to create more user-friendly pop-up menus.

Cancel a FileMaker Script - with Easy Clean-up

Posted by vince 09/21/2013 at 01:10AM

Sometimes a FileMaker user wants to stop things, right in the middle of a process! Little do they know that a time-consuming script has only looped over 10 percent of the records, or set flags in half of them, etc.

What to do now?

Well, what if there were a simple way to allow the user to cancel the script even in the middle of performing its task, then have another script take over and clean up as if nothing ever happened? If that is what you need then you are in the right place.

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