Fireside FileMaker

Fireside FileMaker

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Fireside FileMaker™ is a podcast collaboration between John Mark Osborne and Michael Rocharde discussing FileMaker related topics. We’ll guide you through the ins and outs of complex FileMaker decisions within the warmth and comfort of a campfire discussion amongst friends. Download an episode and try us out and please leave comments. We would love to hear your thoughts on existing podcasts or suggestions for future FileMaker related episodes.


Developing In-House
Jan 15 • 66 min
You need to develop a solution for your business but you have little or no FileMaker™ expertise. Should you hire an expert or do you want to take the time to learn FileMaker? If the latter, do you have the time to learn it and is it a good use of your…
What if … ?
Jan 1 • 44 min
“What if?” is, perhaps, the most important question that you will ever ask yourself. It’s the starting point for all our FileMaker development! We ask ourselves this question all the time when faced with challenges. It’s a philosophy for creating the best…
Keeping It In Sync
Dec 18, 2019 • 84 min
Today we talk to Jesse Barnum, President of 360Works and one of the best known people in the FileMaker community. We talk mainly about synchronization and their new product, MirrorSync6, but the conversation goes far beyond just that; plugins, FileMaker…
Are You Secure?
Dec 4, 2019 • 71 min
It’s more than safe to say that Steven Blackwell knows more about, and has had more influence on, FileMaker security than anybody in the industry. His contributions are legendary and his knowledge is extraordinary. We are honored that Steven accepted our…
Your Host Awaits
Nov 13, 2019 • 112 min
With the release of Cloud 2.0, hosting a FileMaker solution has become more complex due to a myriad of choices. With our special guest Marc Larochelle, we’ll go through the assortment of hosting options while comparing and contrasting them. By the end of…
Keeping Things in Context
Oct 30, 2019 • 58 min
In FileMaker, context is everything but what does that mean? How do you know if you are in the correct context and what happens if you’re not? Most programming errors are due to being out of context. In this podcast, we discuss everything related to…
A View from 30 Years of FileMaker Experience - Part 2
Oct 23, 2019 • 62 min
Marc Larochelle, CEO of Productive Computing, is a FileMaker veteran with almost three decades of experience. Part 2 of this exclusive interview continues where we left off and sheds a lot of light on the ever changing world of FileMaker.
A View from 30 Years of FileMaker Experience
Oct 16, 2019 • 78 min
Marc Larochelle, CEO of Productive Computing, is a FileMaker veteran with almost three decades of experience. In this exclusive interview, we get his expert perspective on subjects like APIs, Cloud 2.0, hosting, AWS, plug-ins, the development process,…
The Ubiquitous Calculation Engine
Oct 2, 2019 • 83 min
The calculation engine is everywhere in the FileMaker interface and for good reason. It adds additional functionality wherever it’s employed. It enhances scripting, allows auto-entering related data, provides record level access, hides objects and so much…
Is Certification Right For You?
Sep 25, 2019 • 35 min
The FileMaker certification exam has been around since FileMaker 7 and is defined as a credential that demonstrates to clients, peers and management your FileMaker skill level. To this date, it’s still the only real method for measuring that level. In…
Developing the Interface
Sep 18, 2019 • 65 min
FileMaker solutions can live and die by the interface alone. It’s the first thing a user sees and can sway their opinion in the first few seconds of them seeing it for the first time. It’s so important but many developers don’t give it much thought. How…
K.I.S.S.
Sep 10, 2019 • 36 min
KISS stands for Keep it Simple, Stupid. It’s a funny acronym but a very important concept to apply to the FileMaker development process. Too many developers over-engineer FileMaker solutions, charging clients more than is necessary. KISS is about…
WIP your business into shape
Sep 4, 2019 • 34 min
The Workplace Innovation Platform (WIP) is a newly defined technology category, by G2.com, for which FileMaker is the leader. There are 27 other software applications on the list and FileMaker was voted the best in the category. While the category itself…
A Conversation with Claris - Part 2
Aug 28, 2019 • 45 min
This is Part 2 of a 2 part (90 minute) amazing conversation with Rick Kalman, Director of Product Management for FileMaker, and Robert Holsey, Senior Product Manager for FileMaker. Rick and Robert talk about, among other things, Claris Connect, the…
A Conversation with Claris - Part 1
Aug 21, 2019 • 48 min
This is Part 1 of a 2 part (90 minute) fascinating conversation with Rick Kalman, Director of Product Management for FileMaker, and Robert Holsey, Senior Product Manager for FileMaker. If you aren’t familiar with these two experienced Claris International…
Welcome Back Claris
Aug 14, 2019 • 40 min
At the FileMaker Developer Conference last week, FileMaker, Inc. announced they had changed their name to Claris International and purchased Stamplay. This is a bit of déjà vu for anyone who remembers MacWrite, MacPaint and Claris Corporation. It’s a…
Understanding the Development Process
Aug 7, 2019 • 50 min
What are all the steps in the development process? What are the things you must pay the most attention to? How do you make sure that the project doesn’t go off the rails because you forgot something important? How do you manage expectations, both yours…
How to become a professional FileMaker developer
Jul 29, 2019 • 58 min
Are you a budding developer who wants to start his own FileMaker business? In this podcast, we talk about what you need to know to become a professional developer as well as how to drum up business by mastering the key skills needed to promote yourself…
About Us
Jul 22, 2019 • 18 min
We talk about our background and experience inside the world of FileMaker which we’ve spent a combined total of 6 decades working in, including how we got started and what we’ve been doing since then. We think it’s important for you to know that we are…
FileMaker & Excel
Jul 22, 2019 • 47 min
Too often, people abuse the capabilities of a spreadsheet when they should be using a database, like FileMaker. We’re hoping that our discussion will help clients and developers alike choose the right tool for the right job. In this podcast, we’ll cover…
The Data Separation Model
Jul 22, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode, we talk about the data separation model, a semi-popular technique, used by a number of developers, where the interface is in a separate file from the data, allowing the interface file to be replaced at any time without having to import…
Native FileMaker Functionality
Jul 20, 2019 • 44 min
In this episode, we discuss FileMaker native technologies; what they are, when they should (or should not) be used and lots of other things that we believe you’ll find interesting. Like everything else, there’s a time and a place for external technologies…