Introduction: Welcome to FileMaker 12

Best of Three Worlds

Welcome to the world of FileMaker. From the start, one of the most important things to understand is that FileMaker is far more than just a database application.

FileMaker is nearly unique in the world of software. It is a powerful database system that can manage and store a wide range of information, it’s an application for end users (like Microsoft Excel or Intuit’s Quicken), and it’s also a robust rapid application software development platform.

When you hear people speak about FileMaker, keep in mind they might be viewing it from any one of these different perspectives. An IT professional likely sees FileMaker as a database engine that fits into a larger security and network infrastructure. ...

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