FileMaker Performance Lab Meeting June 2022 Recap
Another Performance Lab Meeting has been great and inspirational again with 27 developers joining me online to discuss how FileMaker 19.5 compares to the previous versions, how fast it runs on the new Apple silicon Macs, and what's new in BenchTest, our tool for testing and comparing FileMaker performance.
How fast are FileMaker 19.5 and the new Macs? Let's discuss...
Claris has released version 19.5 of the FileMaker platform. Apple released Mac Studio and announced M2 equipped laptops. How are these new releases going to affect performance of your FileMaker apps? See our first test results and join us on June 28 to discuss them in detail.
Test Your FileMaker Performance with BenchTest 2.0
Meet BenchTest 2, our free benchmarking tool for Claris FileMaker. You can use it to measure and compare performance of different techniques to do the same thing, different versions of FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Server, or different client, server and network configurations.
Join Us for October 2021 Performance Lab Meeting
Mark your calendar for the next FileMaker Performance Lab online meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, October 27. Join us to discuss new version of BenchTest, latest performance test results, as well as benchmarking and optimization techniques and best practices.
BenchTest Community Results 1st Wave
Since June, when I made an updated public beta of BenchTest available, 45 valid complete test results were submitted by 19 different people. It’s just a beginning, but enough to make some comparisons and share the results with you, so here they come, along with an updated version of the tool.
FileMaker Performance Lab June 2021
During the January FileMaker Performance Lab meeting I shared the first beta version of BenchTest, my performance testing tools. I was working on it since then and today I am pleased to announce the first version ready for you to easily compare the performance of your own FileMaker Server or hosting with my reference setup.
FileMaker Pro, WebDirect and Custom Web App in One Solution
Phil Hanson has a vertical solution for managing Australian gymnastics clubs. He’s using Claris FileMaker Pro for club/gym managers and WebDirect as a staff portal. We’ve helped him to create a members portal as a proper web app with responsive design and professional user experience, leveraging the best of all three worlds in a single solution.
FileMaker Performance Lab Meeting January 2021
Our second online meeting to discuss FileMaker performance testing has taken place on January 19 with 36 participants. Now you can watch the recording even if you have missed the meeting.
Generate Scalable PDF Barcodes Purely with Calculations
Have you ever dreamed of being able to generate high quality scalable barcodes in FileMaker solely using calculations, with no plug-ins, fast enough in a way compatible with server-side scripts, FileMaker Go and FileMaker WebDirect, and completely free of charge? Your dream has just come true.
New Year with New Test Results
A new year has come and we all hope it will push us forward to better tomorrows. New year also deserves new performance test results, especially since Claris released FileMaker 19.2 just a few days ahead of Christmas. So I used some of the calm holiday time to prepare new sets of tests and discover some new interesting things…
FileMaker on M1 under Rosetta vs Intel Core i7
We have received our first Mac mini with the Apple’s new M1 processor, so I could not resist to test how Claris FileMaker performs on this new hardware. I was very nicely surprised, that even under the Rosetta emulation, it performend as well as on the latest Core i7 Mac mini.
FM Bench updated to version 1.3.4
Version 1.3.4 of our popular benchmarking and performance optimization tool is now available. The new version allows you to directly connect renamed FM Bench Log file, better handles logging of concurrent server-side script and provides workarounds for some special cases, such as stopping script by closing the last window.
FileMaker Performance Lab Meeting 11/2020
On November 19, 2020 you could join HOnza online to discuss the first results of hos performance tests of FileMaker Server 19.1.2 and FileMaker Pro 19.1.3. The meeting, attended by 29 participants, is over, but recording is available.
FileMaker Server 19.1.2 Performance First Results
Engaged by Claris Engage 2020
The first Claris Engage, a successor of FileMaker DevCons, was originally planned to take place in Nashville, Tennessee. The coronavirus pandemic has changed plans for most live events this year, and so Claris Engage turned to a virtual experience. We attended, and even participated as a virtual exhibitor, so let us share our highlights with you.
FileMaker 19 Performance Lab and Compatibility
Claris has released FileMaker 19. We have tested all our products and are happy to confirm that they all work fine with the new version, only iOS versions of our plug-ins need to be updated for the new iOS App SDK. Now we are preparing our performance lab to test FileMaker 19 performance and compare it to the previous versions.
Optimizing FileMaker Performance for Working from Home
When most of the world is forced to work from home, many things you took for granted can disappear over night. Speed of the internet is one of them, performance of your business critical apps follows very closely. So let me share a few tips on how you can optimize your FileMaker apps for working from home over the slower-than-usually internet.
FileMaker Konferenz 2018 Performance Lab
You have probably already read about our presence at FileMaker Konferenz 2019 where we shared fresh results of testing FileMaker 18 performance, but we cannot omit the recap of the previous conference, held in a beautiful ski-resort Malbun in the east of Liechtenstein.
Time Warp to FileMaker Konferenz 2016
After presenting at four German-speaking FileMaker conferences, let us take a brief look back at the first one in 2016 where all our European DevCons presence began. For the first time, in 2016 we had some really interesting stuff to show, including two case studies and results of over four thousand performance tests.
How Fast is the New FileMaker Cloud?
How fast or slow is FileMaker Cloud and what should you know before deciding to throw away your old Mac mini you're using to run FileMaker Server and move your databases to FileMaker Cloud? Let me put the other aspects, such as cost or security, aside for now, and focus solely on the performance.
Another FileMaker Konferenz is over and it has been great again
This year, hosted in Hamburg, Germany, over 180 German-speaking FileMaker developers came to this local conference to learn something new and get inspired. The atmosphere of the 3-day conference was very friendly and forward looking, as, how we already learned during the past 3 years, FileMaker Konferenz always tends to be.
Become a Troubleshooting Hero!
You know what it feels like to be the hero who has just fixed “the thing”. Imagine you have spent hundreds or thousands of hours developing your solution, and now you’re ready to deploy it. Is your work done? The truth is that until now you have been playing your favorite game. Now the real life begins.
Perform Script On Server
The idea of being able to off-load time consuming tasks from FileMaker Pro to FileMaker Server is as old as the scripting abilities of FileMaker Pro, which were introduced with the FileMaker Pro 3 release. But it was the FileMaker Server 13 that finally made this idea easy to implement.
In the last article I mentioned I attended Pause[x]Berlin 2013 with my team and gave you the video recording of my session Optimization Madness. I'm glad to tell you that I have one more recording from this event for you. We also recorded Fabrice Nordmann's session Client Offload.
In May, I participated in Pause[x]Berlin 2013, a European format of the popular unconference Pause On Error, organized for FileMaker developers by FileMaker developers.. There I presented a session called Optimization Madness focused on optimizing performance of FileMaker solutions.
Why is FileMaker 12 slow?
A lot has been written and said since FileMaker 12 was released about its speed, compared to FileMaker 11. Emotions left aside, if I was supposed to compile all the recent findings into a single brief message, I would say that some people find FileMaker 12 slower than FileMaker 11 while others experience improved performance.