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So far Joe Scarpetta has created 15 blog entries.

Contextual Mode Shifting – It’s a Thing! – Technique.

During the Keynote at the  2015 FileMaker Developers Conference in Las Vegas, NV, Andrew Lecates mentioned a development technique we have adopted. For those of you who didn't stop by our booth, here are the details. Often times the simplest techniques can be the most powerful. This is one of them. So what is Contextual [...]

August 4th, 2015|

FileMaker 14 Platform is Here!

What a way to Celebrate 30 Years of FileMaker with The FileMaker 14 Platform! Cheers to the Team at FileMaker! They have really knocked this one out of the park! This is one seriously FAST and feature packed release. Let's start with Speed: 64-Bit, yes our desktops will be cruising along with the fastest [...]

May 12th, 2015|

Time Saving Tips: Upgrading to FileMaker 13 Server Yosemite

So the story kinda goes like this, time to upgrade a client's FileMaker 10 Server to FileMaker 13 Server. Simple enough. Until... The hardware meets exactly the minimum requirements, slow internet, remote installation. The vendor who maintains the hardware upgraded the computer to Yosemite first before the upgrade to FileMaker Server 13. And it's Saturday am, [...]

December 19th, 2014|

Custom Software vs. Off-the-Shelf

Business owners are faced everyday with having to make decisions about how best to run their company. Of these decisions determining the best software to run their company can be one of the most complex. Many factors come into play when making that decision. Cost is always the main one, but is cheaper always [...]

September 23rd, 2014|

FileMaker DevCon 2014: A Newcomers’ Perspective

I realize it has been a couple quick weeks since the FileMaker Developer Conference ended, however I would like to share my opportunity to attend this conference thanks to The Scarpetta Group. It is amazing and exciting so many employers share this experience and educational opportunity with their newest employees. At the Women of FileMaker luncheon [...]

August 14th, 2014|

The Game v.2 Winners from FileMaker DevCon 2014

Thank you to those who played The Game v.2 at FileMaker DevCon 2014. Congratulations and a big SHOUT OUT to this year’s winners! Winners & Prizes: 4-Day FileMaker Training Series - Brent Hedden iPad Mini 16GB - Laura Betz 4 Hours of FileMaker Coaching Services - Yvonne Dutreaux Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Edition - Laura [...]

August 7th, 2014|

The Game v.2 Press Release—FileMaker DevCon 2014

Today is the start of FileMaker DevCon 2014 and The Scarpetta Group has exciting news to announce... The Game v.2 starts today! THE GAME V.2 The Game v.2's storyline is a parody and fictional Doctor Who based story with a twist and new characters from another series. Characters and locations from these television series are [...]

July 28th, 2014|

Jarvis CRM Press Release—FileMaker DevCon 2014

Today is the start of FileMaker DevCon 2014 and The Scarpetta Group has exciting news to announce... we are releasing our first product, Jarvis CRM! JARVIS CRM We observed trends in what our clients wanted from their database systems to create Jarvis CRM. We found ourselves repeatedly creating similar solutions, so we decided to create [...]

July 28th, 2014|

FileMaker User Interface Design – Time for a change

Field Boxes everywhere, ugh. As long as I can remember databases have had labels and field boxes, and that goes back to the days of Claris Works, FileMaker 2.1. and others as well, at least when the GUI started to take over. Even this blog post is typed into a scrolling field box.  Field boxes have [...]

June 26th, 2014|

FileMaker News: Renewal Rate Increase

If you have not upgraded your FileMaker Licenses to FileMaker 13, the time is now. Effective June 28, 2014 FileMaker renewal rates will increase by about 15%. As of September 26, 2014 FileMaker will no longer offer discounted upgrade pricing. Why is Maintenance Important? A maintenance contract keeps you current with your licensing, so as new [...]

May 9th, 2014|