DevCon 2015: Data Modeling Beyond Anchor Buoy - Jason Young

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Jason Young (SeedCode)

Session Description

Data modeling is a critical part of FileMaker development, and keeping an organized table occurrence graph is key to rapid and bug-free development. Anchor Buoy (AB) is arguably the most widely adopted FileMaker development convention because it gives an excellent visual pattern and language for tackling this. However, we want to make sure that a strict adherence to the AB pattern isn’t limiting our access to powerful tools in the platform. We’ll look at some new pattern ideas like universal context and the selector-connector to see if we can keep the organizational benefits of AB while unlocking all the power the graph has to offer.

What you should know

Attendees should have some experience with data modeling in FileMaker.

Products & Technologies

  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Pro Advanced
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker WebDirect

What You Will Learn

  • Reuse your referenced layout objects more easily throughout your solution
  • Unlock the full power of FileMaker relationships
  • Develop your solutions faster and more consistently
  • Reduce repetition in your table occurrence graph


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