Introduction: Welcome to FileMaker 12 Developer Reference

In the five years that have passed since the publication of our last developer reference, the FileMaker product line has matured and evolved in many exciting ways. Back then, things we now use on a daily basis, such as FileMaker Go, script triggers, charting, and layout themes, were merely ideas on a whiteboard at FileMaker, Inc. Despite the huge effort that goes into preparing a book like this, it felt like it was time for a new version. Developers around the world have told us that the previous developer reference was the most useful (and most used) book that they had in their collection; with each new release of FileMaker they have asked us if we would be publishing a new version. We ...

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