Introduction: Welcome to FileMaker Pro 10

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Welcome to the world of FileMaker Pro 10. By simply browsing through this book, you’re sure to have seen the word database. We cover what databases are in the rest of this book, but one of the first things you need to understand about FileMaker Pro 10 is that it is far more than just a database application.

FileMaker Pro 10 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 ...

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