Month: May 2010

“FileMaker Put the Fork into XSLT – Told You So”

So recently FileMaker corrected a long standing mistake by putting a fork in XSLT.   XSLT was FileMaker’s web published brain child … back in the days of FileMaker Pro 7.  FMI believed that XML would make a better web publishing tool, than then industry standard PHP.    Never mind that everyone and their grandma (ok, well maybe not Grandma) was using PHP for web publishing.  I personally begged … at the time…with the responsible parties…not to go down this road, but to support the open PHP.   No Dice.   So about 5 years later…the mistake is corrected by putting XSLT out of its misery. (more…)

20 Years of Combat Experience…

Well this month makes it 20 years…for me in the FileMaker business “trenches”, and frankly it has been crazy, rewarding, frustrating…just about every adjective you can thing of.

A customer of ours recently asked…”what does that 20 years of experience mean?” The question was a funny one, since the answer is obvious to anyone with measurable experience…or who have dealt with a consultant or developer who lacks the experience.