Stuart Gripman

Stuart Gripman

FileMaker Pro expert, presenter and author.

Berkeley, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • FileMaker Pro
  • Database Design
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • writing
Stuart Gripman is a native of Akron, Ohio who grew up in suburban Orange County, California before migrating to San Francisco to get out of the sun. After a two-year stint at FileMaker Inc. nee Claris Corp., he went on to possess the ephemeral title of Webmaster at StarNine Technologies. In 2000, Stuart founded Crooked Arm Consulting to provide custom FileMaker databases for a wide variety of clientele. Crooked Arm's databases have since benefitted the U.S. space program, fine art patrons, system administrators, digital projection cinemas, vintners, oenophiles, aspiring mixologists, data recovery practitioners, architects, commercial artists, and a Grammy award-winning ensemble. Stuart has some difficulty remembering times when he wasn't working. Eyewitness accounts of these so-called "weekends" indicate that he's enjoyed spending time with his wife and their son, hiking (in the shade whenever possible), camping, cycling, listening to loud music and playing Legos. And baking cookies whenever possible. Got a good chewy snickerdoodle recipe? Do share! Want a glimpse of his cranky side? Visit his inane venting platform:

FileMaker Pro 13: The Missing Manual FileMaker Pro 13: The Missing Manual
by Stuart Gripman, Susan Prosser
July 2014
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

FileMaker Pro 12: The Missing Manual FileMaker Pro 12: The Missing Manual
by Stuart Gripman, Susan Prosser
July 2012
Print: $44.99
Ebook: $38.99

FileMaker Pro 11: The Missing Manual FileMaker Pro 11: The Missing Manual
by Susan Prosser, Stuart Gripman
May 2010
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

"Overall, FileMaker Pro 12—The Missing Manual is a book all FileMaker Pro 12 users should own. Whether you’re a seasoned FileMaker user with years of experience or a novice who’s barely opened the application, you’ll be turning to this book time and time again."
--Elisa Pacelli, MyMac Magazine

"After reading FileMaker Pro 12: The Missing Manual I will be able to accomplish much more with FileMaker than I have in the past. The book excels at explaining the details of FileMaker in a clear and concise manner. The book works well for me, as a database professional, but it should also work for a database novice. If you use FileMaker on the job, or want to learn how to use it to manage your data, then this book is well worth the cost."
--Craig S. Mullins, Data and Technology Today

" outstanding guidebook explaining the strengths of Filemaker Pro and how to use it to run a business."
--Diane Donovan, The Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf

"This may be the missing manual for FileMaker Pro 11, but nothing appears to be missing between its covers. Even someone new to databases will be served well by this in-depth, yet approachable, guide to the most user-friendly database application we have seen."
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"...valuable when both initially using FileMaker and when developing more sophisticated applications."
--Adrian Morant, GadgetSpeak