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Honeycode Video Walk-Through

We thought it would be helpful to walk you through Honeycode, Amazon's no-code app development platform. This tour is by no means comprehensive, but it will give you an idea of some of the tool's capabilities and functionalities.

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One Interesting Way to Use FileMaker XML Files

Claris introduced a new feature in version 18 of the FileMaker Platform called Save a Copy as XML. You can find this command within the Tools menu if you have the "use advanced tools" option enabled in the FileMaker desktop application's Preferences section. With this menu command, Claris gives us a window into each of our custom apps' inner workings, as well as a way to more easily document even the most complex ones.

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a web development tool used to store and transport data. Like HTML, which is a markup language for data presentation, XML requires opening and closing tags. XML is useful for FileMaker development because it facilitates the exchange of data between two systems. However, we can also use it to parse or read our data. In this article, we'll explore how we can protect the integrity of our FileMaker applications as we scale and evolve them.

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One-To-One and Many-to-Many Database Relationships

Common Types of Relationships 

Previously, we discussed one-to-many relational databases. By far, this is the most common type of data relationship that we encounter. We discussed parents and children. A parent record can have many child records, but a child record belongs to one and only one parent record. Those relationships are defined through data. A parent record has a primary key that is assigned when a record is created. A child record displays part of the DNA of its parent by carrying the unique parent ID in a foreign key field. When the child’s foreign key value matches the parent’s primary key value we have a link between those records.

Other types of relationships occur as well. In this article, we’ll cover one-to-one and many-to-many database relationships.

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Getting Started with Relational Databases: One-to-Many Relationship

What is a Database?

A database is an organized method of storing information in a computer system. There are many different database products on the market, but they all boil down to keeping track of your important personal or organizational information.

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How To Integrate FileMaker Linux Server with Cloud Storage

Previously, we talked about how to access FileMaker on Linux. In this article, we'll review how to integrate FileMaker Linux Server with cloud-based storage options like AWS, Backblaze, Dropbox, or even a LAN-based drive so that we can easily access it from our app of choice. 

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Building Applications Using Honeycode: Tips From A pro

In recent years there’ve been quite a few new low code/no code entrants into the market. Among those is an interesting new entrant from Amazon called, Honeycode.

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How To Access FileMaker on Linux

You may have heard that Claris has introduced a version of FileMaker Server for Linux. With the introduction of Claris's new Linux version of FileMaker Server and it's command-line based environment, many folks are wondering how to access their backups and other related files. Well, it is not as hard as many may think. But first, we need to review some basics about cloud services before we get started.

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What Is Amazon Honeycode

Amazon Honeycode is a no-code development platform that frees us from the shackles of spreadsheets. With good intentions, we set out to make ourselves more efficient and organized by putting all of our important data and complex workflows into a bunch of spreadsheets. This process may have worked for a while, but most of us eventually find that we can't shoehorn our unique and challenging businesses into a grid. This is where a no-code development platform like Honeycode comes in to help with a big lift.

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6 Attributes of Effective Low-Code Development Platforms

Imagine coding an app from scratch. How long do you think it would take you to develop and perfect it? How much effort do you think it would take to maintain and debug it? 

Low-code development platforms negate these types of questions. You can use some code or no code to develop an app to improve your workflows. What's more, you can apply your technical and non-technical skills to design the app. Keep reading to learn about low-code and what makes for an excellent low-code development platform.

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Using FileMaker Error Logs

In a previous article, we chatted about FileMaker error codes and made a point to emphasize the importance of keeping our eyes open during development. We have to be ever vigilant within the obscure areas of our solutions where things might break. Sometimes, we have to push our solutions to the brink in the hopes of revealing a weakness that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. We also took a look at a few techniques for trapping errors and then organizing them so that we can deal with them appropriately. This post will explore a new tool that Claris gave us a few versions back called Set Error Logging. This tool allows us to take error trapping to a whole new height.

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