FileMaker DevCast: Everything Claris FileMaker

The FileMaker Developer podcast, sponsored by Portage Bay Solutions, is the ultimate destination for developers looking to streamline their development process and rapidly deploy their solutions. Join our expert hosts as they delve into the latest techniques and tools for using Claris FileMaker’s low code platform to create custom, business-critical solutions with ease. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or just getting started, this podcast will provide valuable insights and inspiration to help you take your development skills to the next level. // Listen to the DevCast // Visit us at

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Friday Feb 02, 2024

In this insightful episode titled 'New Beginnings in Data: Setting Strategic Goals for FileMaker Success in 2024,' we pivot our focus towards setting actionable goals for FileMaker developers aiming to leverage AI more effectively, dive into Python, and seamlessly integrate JavaScript into their projects. We'll explore strategies for harnessing the power of AI to automate and enhance data processes, the benefits of Python for scripting and automation within FileMaker, and the advantages of integrating JavaScript for richer, more interactive user interfaces. This episode is dedicated to empowering FileMaker developers with the foresight and skills to not only set ambitious goals in these areas but to achieve them, paving the way for innovative, efficient, and advanced database solutions in the new year.

Thursday Jan 11, 2024

In this dynamic episode of FileMaker EngageU, we delve into the heart of community and innovation within the FileMaker ecosystem. Our guests, Joris Aarts from Clickworks, Johan Hedman from Square Moon, and Kate Waldhauser with her Portage Bay design team, come together to discuss the evolution and impact of EngageU. We compare the vibrant atmosphere of EngageU to its predecessor, Engage, highlighting the unique blend of networking and knowledge sharing that has become a hallmark of this European conference. Our conversation traces the origins of EngageU, exploring the collaborative spirit that spurred these leaders to work together. John, a pivotal figure in the community, poses intriguing questions about the differences in the FileMaker business environment between Europe and the U.S., the role of AI in the future of FileMaker, and the possibility of EngageU returning to Antwerp next year. We also take a lighter turn, discussing the fun and attractions in Antwerp, offering a glimpse into the cultural experiences that complement this exciting conference. This episode is not just about technology; it's about the people, places, and ideas that are shaping the future of FileMaker.

Monday Nov 27, 2023

In this captivating episode of "The Power of Pause," our development team delves into their comprehensive experience at the renowned Pause conference / unconference. They kick off the discussion with a vivid recount of the retreat's atmosphere, highlighting the innovative spirit that permeated the event. The team touches on the keynote speeches that resonated with them, sharing how these insights have the potential to shape the future of technology and creativity.

Monday Oct 02, 2023

In this episode of DevCast, the brilliant minds from Portage Bay Solutions join our ever-curious host, Dan Smiley, for a deep dive into the synergies of FileMaker and JavaScript. We'll showcase the versatility and enhancements possible with the Carafe Kitchen tool, allowing for a seamless integration experience. Plus, witness the magic of integrating the Google Maps API, demonstrating functionalities in FileMaker that were once thought to be beyond reach. Tune in to discover how you can push the boundaries of what's possible in FileMaker with a touch of JavaScript ingenuity!

Wednesday Sep 06, 2023

Join Portage Bay Solutions and Cris Ippolite, a renowned leader in the Claris FileMaker community, as they unpack the highlights from the Pinecone Summit held in San Francisco. Dive deep into the world of generative AI, explore the significance of vector databases, and understand their synergy with FileMaker. With over 800 global attendees, the summit was a melting pot of insights, innovations, and forward-thinking discussions. From the intricacies of AI hallucinations to the practical applications of coreML in FileMaker, this episode offers a comprehensive debrief of the event, shedding light on why generative AI is pivotal for FileMaker developers and the broader tech community.

Tuesday Jul 25, 2023

Join us in this enlightening episode as we delve into the capabilities of Claris Studio, the latest offering from Claris International. More than just a development tool, Claris Studio promises to redefine how we approach and appreciate app creation. Rather than just talking about it, we'll be demonstrating some of its standout features live on the show. Witness firsthand the innovation and simplicity that Claris Studio brings to the table. Whether you're a seasoned developer or just curious about the future of app development, this episode promises insights and real-time showcases that you won't want to miss.

Tuesday Jun 27, 2023

In today's digital world, securing personal data has never been more critical. Tune into our latest episode where we delve deep into the world of data depersonalization using FileMaker. We'll unpack the steps to anonymize sensitive data, ensuring robust privacy protection without losing the ability to analyze and utilize information effectively.
Joining us in this enlightening journey is the team of experts from Portage Bay Solutions, a leading authority in the FileMaker space. With their years of experience and extensive knowledge, they will offer practical insights, techniques, and guidance on creating and maintaining a depersonalized data environment.

Monday May 22, 2023

In this enlightening episode, Portage Bay Solutions, a seasoned player in the field of Claris FileMaker development, takes you behind the scenes to illustrate how Postman can streamline API integration. Tune in as they reveal key techniques, share invaluable tips, and demonstrate how to efficiently integrate Postman into your developer workflow. Whether you're new to FileMaker or a seasoned pro looking to enhance your skills, this episode is packed with practical knowledge to help you troubleshoot, test, and utilize APIs in Postman. Don't miss this chance to learn from the experts, refine your approach, and supercharge your FileMaker development process!

Tuesday Apr 25, 2023

Welcome to 'FileMaker 2023 Unveiled: Revolutionizing Database Design and Beyond!' - your go-to source for everything FileMaker 2023. Join us as we dive into the exciting new features of this game-changing release with the experts at Portage Bay Solutions. Get an insider's perspective through exclusive interviews with Rick Kalman, Director of Project Management at Claris, and Ronnie Rios, Product Owner for Claris Connect. Together, they'll unveil the innovative enhancements and breakthrough integrations that make FileMaker 2023 a truly transformative tool for businesses and individuals alike. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the minds behind the software that's redefining database management and collaboration. Tune in, and stay ahead of the curve with FileMaker 2023!

Monday Mar 27, 2023

In this episode of the DevCast podcast, we delve into some expert tips and tricks to take your FileMaker development skills to the next level. Our experienced guest speakers will share their insights on using custom keyboard shortcuts, selection tools, fences, Visual Studio (VS) Code, and the MBS plug-in. Whether you're a seasoned FileMaker developer or just starting out, these practical tips and tricks will help you work more efficiently, save time, and boost your productivity. Tune in to discover how to streamline your workflow, enhance your coding capabilities, and get the most out of this powerful software tool.

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