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Latest Podcast Episodes
4 August 2018 [Nr 148]
Dan and Nick preview DevCon 2018. Unfortunately, neither will be in attendance this year. Adatasol, however, is sending Adam Fetrow and David Case, who will be recording special DevCon interviews during the conference. Also, don't miss sessions by recent Adatasol FileMaker Podcast guests David Knight (One to Many: Growing Your Consulting Business) and Dave Ramsey (of Geist Interactive, developer of FM Perception).
30 July 2018 [Nr 147]
Dan and Nick welcome David Knight, president and founder of Angel City Data, to the podcast. David discusses the importance of staff and client retention, the dynamism that a thriving office culture can provide, capturing your "secret sauce or DNA" in custom software, and the direction of his business. Check out David's seminar at DevCon 2018 titled "One-To-Many: Growing Your Consulting Firm"!
2 July 2018 [Nr 146]
Dave Ramsey, developer of FMPerception, your hosts' favorite DDR analysis tool, joins the podcast. Dave discusses the history of Database Design Reports (DDR) and the various precursors to his product, FMPerception, including fmXRaySpecs and several native FileMaker solutions. He talks about developing in AppleScript, Swift, .NET, among other environments, and how a general curiosity and desire to learn led him quite fortuitously to developing FMPerception. Dave shares a few pro tips for using FMPerception, including the Text Search and Flagged Functions features. Finally, Dave explains some possibilities for the future, including bidirectional XML and third-party Add-Ons.
This edition of the podcast was recorded during PauseOnError 2018 in New Orleans, LA, May 7-8. Susan Fennema discusses her work with her company Beyond the Chaos and with the Women of FileMaker organization, host of PauseOnError 2018. Jessie Nicely shares how FileMaker has enhanced her skillset while allowing her to pursue her other passions.
27 March 2018 [Nr 143]
Dan and Nick talk about the direction of the FileMaker platform, what keeps us up at night, pivoting from consulting to product specialization, and what we would do if we were in the driver seat at FM Corporate (don't worry, we say some nice things too).
14 March 2018 [Nr 142]
Dan and Nick welcome Adam Fetrow, Senior FileMaker Developer at Adatasol, to the podcast to discuss systems-level thinking. Adam draws on his experience studying engineering and chemistry when developing in FileMaker to ensure that new features or bug fixes fit into the big picture. We discuss techniques for improving your own systems-level thinking and provide examples of situations that can quickly become problematic if not considered as part of a greater system. Finally, we discuss internally established systems and protocols for management and how systems-level thinking is crucial to the burgeoning web-development team at Adatasol.
25 Feb 2018 [Nr 141]
Dan and Nick welcome Bridget Brown, Senior FileMaker Developer at Adatasol, to the podcast to discuss one of Adatasol's core values: Be a Hero. Bridget shares tips on how to go the extra mile, eliminate pain points the client doesn't even know they have, and build solid relationships.
07 Feb 2018 [Nr 140]
Dan and Nick welcome EJ Sexton, Adatasol's Director of Web Development, to the podcast to discuss the TourTools Res Site and how it interacts with and augments the TourTools FileMaker application. He talks about the technologies used to bridge the gap between FileMaker and custom web sites, using FileMaker as a backend data source for a website, and the future of TourTools Res Sites with an eye to ever more powerful frameworks and APIs.
04 Jan 2018 [Nr 139]
Dan and Nick welcome guest Matt Navarre of AppWorks back to the podcast to discuss business at Adatasol and Appworks, consulting versus vertical product development, FileMaker licensing, and FIleMaker evangelism, education and community.
10 Dec 2017 [Nr 138]
"You want to find those customers for whom what you do is the mission."— Dan and Nick welcome guest John Sindelar of Seedcode back to the podcast for a broadly focused discussion of business developments at Adatasol and Seedcode.
04 Dec 2017 [Nr 137]
Know What FileMaker Can't Do — Dan and Nick discuss the need for experts in disparate technologies, specifically web development technologies, in order to meet customer needs and stay on the cutting edge.
22 Nov 2017 [Nr 136]
Our stack is FileMaker! Dan and Nick discuss FileMaker's effective bug fix in update 16.3, other "low-code" development environments and competing technologies, and Adatasol's push into web.
15 Nov 2017 [Nr 135]
Dan and Nick discuss strategies for growth and scalability, including "getting out of the business" and the processes and tools we use for developer and project management.
11 Nov 2017 [Nr 134]
Dan and Nick get technical with barcode scanning, discussing strategies to optimize inventory management, how to handle different barcode symbologies and the benefits of creating your own internal SKU system.
26 Oct 2017 [Nr 133]
Dan and Nick get back to discussing the Filemaker side of Filemaker, including the Filemaker Road Map, features coming in future releases, Database Design Reports (DDR) and DEVCON 2018.
16 Oct 2017 [Nr 132]
David, Scott, James, and Nick join Dan at the office to discuss growth strategy, hiring and onboarding new developers.
20 Sep 2017 [Nr 131]
Dan and Nick continue their discussion on DevCon 2017 and also discuss Adatasol's acquisition of TourTools, a vertical market solution for the package tour industry.
06 Sep 2017 [Nr 130]
Dan and one of his developers Nick discuss the return of the Podcast and how it's changing for the better. They also review FileMaker DevCon 2017.
28 Jan 2016 [Nr 129]
Mike Beargie of MainSpring discusses his session for PauseOnError Dan and Mike discuss Mike's experience with other programming technologies and how they compare to FileMaker which he is the subject of his PauseOnError discussion.
07 Jan 2016 [Nr 128]
Announcing PauseOnError Cleveland! Dan and Gerald Chang of Eight2 discuss the upcoming PauseOnError in Cleveland.
25 Nov 2015 [Nr 127]
Design Discussion With Alexis Allen Dan discusses how design impacts FileMaker solutions with Alexis Allen of www.designingfilemaker.com.
25 Aug 2015 [Nr 126]
Team Adatasol Dan and three of his developers speak about what it's like to find a career doing FileMaker development.
04 Aug 2015 [Nr 125]
I'm Back! The Podcast Returns. Dan explains briefly the reason for his long time away from the Podcast and reasons for return.
13 Jul 2012 [Nr 123]
The Year In Review With John Sindelar Dan welcomes back John Sindelar to discuss FileMaker 12, some interesting consulting stories, and prep for the upcoming FileMaker Developer's Conference.
03 May 2011 [Nr 122]
Chris Dragon of Dracoventions Dan and Chris discuss Chris' plugin development, especially the amazing FM Developer Assistant.
30 Apr 2011 [Nr 121]
Marshall Micheals of Anvil Dataworks Dan and Marshall discuss Pause on Error, FileMaker's licensing and consider FileMaker's position within Apple.
17 Feb 2011 [Nr 120]
Mark Richman on Version Control Dan learns about version control options from Mark Richman of Skeleton Key.
24 Jul 2010 [Nr 119]
Finally Some Inspiration: FileMaker Go! Dan interviews John Sindelar and they discuss FileMaker's amazing new product for the iPhone and iPad, FileMaker Go.
01 Jan 2010 [Nr 118]
Seedcode's John Sindelar interviews Dan! John interviews Dan on the things he's been working on recently. They discuss projects involving modifications to John's SeedCode Calendar Complete, proposing new work, and Quickbooks integration.
01 Jan 2010 [Nr 117]
eConnectix's John Overton Dan speaks to John Overton, the founder of eConnectix. eCoonectix normally develops servers for the supercomputer market, but they have developed a version of their server, the Xpress server for FileMaker. It covers extremely high levels of availability and performance, and we discuss the features and benefits.
24 Aug 2009 [Nr 116]
DEVCON 2009 Wrap Up With Molly Connelly Dan speaks to Molly about impressions of DevCon, and also regarding her consulting and advising business.
24 Aug 2009 [Nr 115]
Devcon 2009 - 3 A recording of the Unconference session regarding different consulting practices. Thanks to the speakers in this session for permission to broadcast this.
24 Aug 2009 [Nr 114]
Devcon 2009 - 2 Dan speaks to various people at DevCon, including trade show exhibitors and attendees.
15 Aug 2009 [Nr 113]
Devcon 2009 - 1 Dan speaks to various people at DevCon, including 24U software and Don Levan (good to see you Don!).
07 Aug 2009 [Nr 112]
Kirk Bowman of Mightydata discusses his upcoming DevCon sessions Kirk is speaking this year on HTML Email technologies, and on FileMaker on the iPhone. He is also part of a unconference session discussing different consulting methods.
06 Aug 2009 [Nr 111]
Scott Karch Of Facility Wizard Discusses Virtualization As head of Information Technology for his company, Scott has become an expert at virtualization and virtualizing FileMaker Client and Server. He will be speaking on Virtualizing both at DevCon 2009.
30 Jul 2009 [Nr 110]
Jesse Barnum of 360 Works - Pre-Devcon 2009 Jesse and Dan discuss their plans for DevCon and 360 Works new products.
20 Apr 2009 [Nr 109] 48:35
Excelisys Discussion - Drag & Drop, Search Frameworks Dan and Theo have a rousing discussion with the amazing technical minds at Excelisys, including President/Co-Founder/HR Director Geoff Ryle, with Lead Developers Andy Persons, and Mike Duncan. We talk in depth about their recent open source frameworks and whitepapers for Search and Drag-and-Drop. Industry direction and challenges, and FileMaker future platform evolution are covered, and some of our wishlist items. We tease Dan about "discovering" a tip about a feature that was already in FM v9.
Jesse Barnum - 360Works Dan talks to Jesse Barnum, CEO of 360Works about their business relationship and recent FileMaker experience.
15 Oct 2008 [Nr 105] 47:21
David Simpson - .com Solutions Dan talks to David Simpson of .com Solutions, Inc. about the latest FMProMigrator.
28 Sep 2008 [Nr 104] 38:41
Jonn Howell - data::experience Dan talks to Jonn Howell, CEO of data::experience about HIS experience, and his upcoming FileMaker Bootcamp - a great event for developers to get in-depth knowledge regarding database technology.
26 Sep 2008 [Nr 103] 1:06
Doug Gardner - Exoteric Dan talks to Doug Gardner of Exoteric about his business and development process. Then he speaks to another Canadian Developer, Mike Leishman.
05 Sep 2008 [Nr 102] 36:40
Stephen Knight - FMTouch Dan discusses FMTouch, the iPhone App that allows you to utilize your FileMaker data on the iPhone, with developer Stephen Knight, founder of FMWebschool.
22 Aug 2008 [Nr 101] 31:35
DevCon 2008 Wrapup with John Sindelar of SeedCode John Sindelar of SeedCode talks with Dan about the highlights of DevCon 2008.
13 Aug 2008 [Nr 100] 18:44
Our 100th Podcast: Dominique Goupil - President of Filemaker, Inc. Dan and Matt interview FMI President Dominique Goupil regarding where FileMaker has been and where it's going.
09 Aug 2008 [Nr 99] - DEVCON 2008: Interviews #3
Dan interviews Doug Rawson, Jeff Hough, Mike Clements, and James Hea at DevCon.
07 Aug 2008 [Nr 98] - DevCon 2008: Interviews #2
Dan interviews Geoff Coffey, Gearbox, Jonn Howell of FileMaker Bootcamp, and Chris Hansen at DevCon.
06 Aug 2008 [Nr 97] - DevCon 2008: Interviews #1
Dan interviews John Mark Osborne, Don Levan, CNS, and Productive Computing at DevCon.
14 Jul 2008 [Nr 96] - DevCon 2008: The Proof Group
Dan talks to the Ernest Koe, Stephen Ritchie and Mike Lee regarding the Proof Group and their new product, fmSpark.
Matt talks to Geoff about their DevCon announcements , including a new version of their Business Tracker solution.
13 Jul 2008 [Nr 94] - DevCon 2008: Sunday 07/14
Dan arrives in Phoenix and talks to various attendees including Steven Knight and Michael Petrov of FM WebSchool who have a new app for the iphone - "FMTouch".
13 Jul 2008 [Nr 92] - DevCon 2008: 360Works
Dan talks to Jesse Barnum about new versions of SuperContainer and ScriptMaster being released at DevCon.
12 Jul 2008 [Nr 93] - DevCon 2008: Saturday
Matt talks to people arriving in Phoenix and preparing for the start of the conference.
8 Jul 2008 [Nr 91] - DevCon Jesse Barnum of 360 Works
More Pre-DevCon love with Matt, Dan and 360 Works' Jesse Barnum. Matt and Jesse discuss their presenations...Dan listens intently.
7 Jul 2008 [Nr 90] - FindFileMakerDevelopers.Com
Matt interviews Andy Gaunt regarding his new website FindFileMakerDevelopers - dedicated solely to allowing FileMaker developers to be found by those looking for consulting services.
22 Jun 2008 [Nr 89] - SPECIAL HOSTS: Matt Petrowsky and Stephen Dolenski do the DevCon details
By special arrangement, Matt Petrowsky of FileMakermagazine.com and Stephen Dolenski of FMForums.com discuss all the upcoming sessions at DevCon 2008.
21 Jun 2008 [Nr 88] - Dan and Matt on DevCon Wishes
Dan and Matt discuss DevCon and hopeful announcements, as well as feedback they've received on the PodCast.
21 May 2008 [Nr 87] - Digtal Fusion
Dan talks to the leaders of Digital Fusion about their products and their efforts as the largest FileMaker consulting practice in the Pacific rim.
15 May 2008 [Nr 86] - Facility Wizards
Dan and Matt talk to the leaders of Facility Wizards about their FileMaker vertical market and consulting experience.
12 May 2008 [Nr 85] - Dan and Matt May 2008
Dan and Matt talk about FileMaker News, new projects Dan is working on and dealing with client relations and billing strategies. They also discuss some new FileMaker Plug-ins, script triggering, DevCon, upcoming Podcast episodes and more.
Molly is a consultant in Chicago, who was a partner with Soliant until recently. Now she focuses on helping FileMaker consultants to grow their business. Matt and Molly discuss her upcoming DevCon topics, dealing with disasters, and working with consultants from the Client and Subcontractor point of view.
4 Apr 2008 [Nr 83] - Dr. Ray Cologon - FileMaker Pro 9 Bible
Matt discusses the newly rewritten FileMaker 9 Bible with its esteemed author.
24 Mar 2008 [Nr 82]- Spring Cleaning 08
Dan and Matt discuss a number of announcments from the community and how they are pushing themselves to become better developers, and their personal feeling on the best FileMaker training methods.
5 Mar 2008 [Nr 81] - Database Foundation Part 3 - 59:37
Part 3 of the Foundation Series, Matt talks to Dr. Tom Johnston and Theo Gantos. Tom shares his experiences working with Dr. Ted Codd, the inventor of the relational database. We also discuss regarding data modeling, relational design, and other topics on the formal end of the spectrum, and their applications in practice. Dr. Tom Johnston of MindfulData. is a columnist for Information Management Review (IM Review), a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), and a Data Management Association (DAMA) International Conference presenter.
25 Feb 2008 [Nr 80] - Future of FileMaker - 46:40
Dan, Matt and Theo Gantos discuss topics such as "is FileMaker a platform?", emerging technologies, developer challenges, and their hopes for the future of the FileMaker Platform.
23 Jan 2008 [Nr 79] - Database Foundation Part 2 - 43:56
Part 2 in the Database Foundation Series features the first interview with a guest from outside the FileMaker community. Dr. Tom Johnston, of MindfulData. Tom is a columnist for Information Management Review (IM Review), a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), and a Data Management Association (DAMA) International Conference presenter. Matt Navarre and Theo Gantos talks with Tom about the tough design issues in Data Modeling, Semantics, and Ontologies. Learn how proper data modeling can help make your solution more flexible to those last minute project changes you (always seem to) encounter.
10 Jan 2008 [Nr 78] - Matt Petrowsky & Cris Ippolite - 14:49
8 Jan 2008 [Nr 77] - Matt & Dan discuss FileMaker 9 - 1:03:39
Dan and Matt talk about FM news, upcoming DevCon, favorite FM9 features, and tips and tricks.
15 Dec 2007 [Nr 76] - Database Foundation Part 1 - 41:52
We begin Part 1 of our review series on Database Foundation Knowledge with Matt Navarre and Theo Gantos discussing Relational Database basics such as the normal forms, simplifying data structures, and the advantages of proper data modeling.
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