DevCon 2014: Modular Design (EN)

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Todd Geist (geist interactive)


We will explore the newest tricks and tips for building reusable, sharable, maintainable chunks of FileMaker code. We will dive under the hood of some of the most popular Modular FileMaker Modules (mFMs) that are hosted at We will also look at new modular design tools FileMaker 13 offers, in particular, slide panels and popovers provide great containers for building modules. Finally, we will discuss how you can share modules with the FileMaker community.


What You Should Know

Experience in writing FileMaker scripts and calculations, and designing layouts


Products & Technologies

  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker WebDirect


What You Will Learn

  • How to build FileMaker modules, portable re-usable chunks of FileMaker code
  • How to write smart, self-aware code that handles errors and detects and responds to it’s environment
  • How to extend slide panels and popovers into custom widgets
  • How to build a full application out of FileMaker modules



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