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Special Edition Using FileMaker 9 by Jesse Feiler

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Chapter 1. FileMaker Overview

In this chapter

FileMaker and Its Marketplace

Introduction to Database Software

Overview of the FileMaker 9 Product Line

FileMaker Deployment Options

What’s New in FileMaker Pro 9

FileMaker and Its Marketplace

However you approach FileMaker Pro, some core strengths of the platform are important for all types of users:

  • Flexibility— Working with FileMaker Pro is inherently open-ended. It is simple to create ad hoc data queries, quickly manage data entry, add functionality to a live system, or deploy to the Web in minutes.
  • Ease of Use— The folks at FileMaker, Inc., have labored hard to make FileMaker as approachable as humanly possible. Day-to-day users can easily learn how to add fields to a database, create reports, ...

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