Our First FileMaker 17 Certified Developers

We’re pleased to announce two Beez who have earned the title of FileMaker 17 Certified Developer. Christopher Edwards, Senior Developer Vincenzo Menanno, Senior Developer Christopher and Vince are among the first developers to receive this designation since FileMaker 17 Certification was announced last week. FileMaker 17 Certification is the official credential offered by FileMaker, Inc., […]

Lost in Layout Space: Getting to Know FileMaker 17’s Layout Mode

Way back when FileMaker 14 was released, as developers we were treated to the new-and-improved script workspace, adding all kinds of features from line breaks to auto-complete/type-ahead coding. To any of us who spend most of our day working in FileMaker, the response was sheer joy. For all of its speed, flexibility, and ease-of-use, sometimes […]

Overcoming TLS Frustrations with Python and macOS Sierra

The short version of this is that you probably want to upgrade to High Sierra (macOS 10.13) if you need to do much of anything with the built-in macOS version of Python and any network tasks. Some would say: “Why don’t you just install your own, more current, copy of Python?” Two main reasons: You […]

Overcoming TLS Frustrations with Python and Sierra

The short version of this is that you probably want to upgrade to High Sierra (macOS 10.13) if you need to do much of anything with the built-in macOS version of Python and any network tasks. Some would say: “Why don’t you just install your own, more current, copy of Python?” Two main reasons: You […]

TLS Frustations with Python and Sierra

The short version of this is that you probably want to upgrade to High Sierra (macOS 10.13) if you need to do much of anything with the built-in version of Python and any network tasks. Some would say “why don’t you just install your own, more current, copy of Python?” Two main reasons: you are […]

Working with FileMaker Cloud Backups Using SSH

Recently, I needed to revert a database file hosted on a FileMaker Cloud 16 server. Due to a problem I was having with the Download function however I had to take a different route from the usual method. The first steps in this process went normally. After I determined which backup was the best available, […]

SSL Certificates with FileMaker

Intro: SSL Basics SSL certificates are a very common way to secure client/server network connections, and the FileMaker platform has made use of them for many years. Starting with version 15 however, FileMaker introduced a number of security changes, in handling SSL and certificates, on both the server and the clients. But where do they come […]

Server-Side Swift: New Hero in Web Town

There’s a new hero in the world of web applications, services, and microservices: Server-Side Swift is making serious waves across the industry. At Beezwax, it’s changing how we approach and solve many typical, long-standing coding challenges. From the moment it was introduced, Swift’s singular combination of elegant brevity, type safety, flexibility, and raw power made […]

LOgiCATOR, Part 2: FileMaker Card Windows and Modular Design

In Part 1 of this series, “Introducing LOgiCATOR,” I mentioned that LOgiCATOR grew out of a search interface I developed for a project several years ago. In ways we’ll briefly consider here, it wasn’t extensible, but all that has changed. As that early search interface grew into LOgiCATOR, it made a quantum leap in context independence. The […]