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|Posted by Russell Watson on 19 October, 2015 at 8:45||comments (1)|
Thanks to Christian Schmitz of MBS plugins (and my great ideas) the FileMaker Workspace is getting a seach function and a go to line function!
Just install the MBS plugin (at least version 5.4.0.02) and you'll see two new input fields and a button:
- To jump to a specific line just type a number in the Go To field and press return
- To find a specific word or phrase in the script, just enter your search word in the MBS Search field and scroll until you see yellow highlighted lines
- To copy the script text to the clipboard just press the [copy script] button
|Posted by Russell Watson on 16 December, 2013 at 19:05||comments (0)|
FileMaker 13 - the funky new version of our favorite FileMaker Pro database platform - has just been released with pepped up database creation, fantastic new layout styling, the FM WebDirect browser and a bunch of new script and function stuff.
To make FileMaker 13 as bright, colorful and awesome as FileMaker12 just...
download the new version of fmSyntaxColorizer from the Downloads page today.
With fmSyntaxColorizer 0.9v16 you can not only colorize the new fm13 script steps, but - thanks to the amazing MBS Plugin from Monkeybread Software - you can now also highlight undeclared $variables.
IT IS AWESOME! Those fiddly variable names that are always getting mistyped stick out like a sore thumb!
You can see the errors in an instant - EVEN IN THE SCRIPT DEBUGGER! No more stupid little errors!
Have a bright day!
I have just noticed that in all releases of fmSyntaxColorizer to date all the example scripts have no calculations...
This is apparently - and interestingly - a side-effect of using the FM developer tools to remove the Admin-Access from the file... I'll see if I can find a solution for the next release, and for now, please use your own scripts to check your colorizing and variable-checking results, thank you. Sincerely MrWatson
|Posted by Russell Watson on 1 November, 2013 at 14:45||comments (0)|
Hallo Deutschland! Hej Stockholm! Hej gutter i københavn!
How ya doin' San Jose / Cupertino / Los Altos?
All right down under?
How's it going? Well, thank you! Busy.
In the meantime, interest in fmWorkMate and fmSyntaxColorizer is on the rise:
Lots of you guys have been looking in, web visits rose significantly in october; can you see yourself in the city-list?
Two tweets about us to date.
A couple of links here and there.
One accidental imitation.
Some mentions over at the FileMaker Technet developer community site.
And at least one 'happy customer':
"[fmSyntaxColorizer] is one of the most time saving tools I use, [....] Work with the colors on a day or two, and you will almost not be able to live without [it]....
... I encourage you engineers to take a look at this and try for yourself. It is really great."Claus Lavendt
And hopefully a lot more that I don't know about yet.
Happy and colorful discovering!
|Posted by Russell Watson on 29 October, 2013 at 16:25||comments (0)|
Get the new releases of fmSyntaxColorizer and fmWorkMate from the Downloads page!
If you haven't seen the Line Numbers in FileMaker Scripts yet, then get moving and get the latest MBS Plugin!
With the newest release of fmSyntaxColorizer it is just ONE CLICK easy locating of those bugs quicker than ever!
No more senseless searching, scrolling and screaming!
And, seeing as line numbers are so handy, I've also built a function into fmCheckMate to add line numbers to your text result:
or even to your filemaker xml fmxmlsnippet:
Press SHIFT+COMMAND+0 (zero) to toggle the line number on and off to discover exactly where your lines are.
(In the XML-Editor you may want to first press SHIFT+COMMAND+H in order to format the XML one step-a-line)
Enjoy knowing where you are!
|Posted by Russell Watson on 20 October, 2013 at 10:50||comments (0)|
OMG! Monkeybread Software have done it again and taken our breath right away.
The new MBS-Plugin version 3.5 brings not just beautiful - and meaningful - colors into your FileMaker development....but now also shows LINE NUMBERS in your scripts!
FileMaker developers have been screaming for this for years!!! Thank you MBS-Plugin, you make our dreams come true!
You have to see it to believe it - it's not just a mock-up - and it's FREE!
And with fmSyntaxColorizer your dreams are only ONE CLICK AWAY!
Just 4 steps away:
- first make sure you've got the newest MBS-Plugin version 3.5 from Monkeybread Software,
- download and install the latest version of fmSyntaxColorizer from the Downloads page,
- open fmSyntaxColorizer and
- => Click Colorize! <=
Enjoy your FileMaker development - like never before!
|Posted by Russell Watson on 30 September, 2013 at 15:35||comments (0)|
New Versions of fmSyntaxColorizer, and of Mac AND WINDOWS Versions of fmWorkMate are available on the Downloads page
What would software be without bugs? What would I hunt?
Greets from Germany
|Posted by Russell Watson on 25 September, 2013 at 19:30||comments (0)|
There's some great new stuff in the new releases of fmWorkMate, fmCheckMate and fmSyntaxColorizer!
now ships with a CampSoftware color palette (see last blog entry), and has greatly improved palette-import & export functionality to support easier community palette-swapping.
has been honed again to provide a much smoother interface experience, with more intuitive menus and shortcut keys. A vastly improved text result editor now supports search & replace, and provides the ability to save the text to an external file in the much more useful UTF-8 encoding, as does the XML editor.
has seen some subtle development in the simple calculator, making it possible to do away with the mouse and operate it entirely via the keyboard.
Good to know:
- You can define your own functions in the settings page for the simple calculator.
- You can now start the simple calculator with a keypress (SHIFT+Command+0)
- All fmWorkMate tools have been equipped with a structured arsenal of shortcut keys so you can perform repetitive tasks easily and efficiently.
BETA 'n' BETA
Actually, it's the other way round: fmWorkMate is getting better and better, and thus, as more and more functions are 'rounded off', it's getting less and less BETA.
Releases, as ever, are to be found on the Downloads page.
Happy work, mate!
|Posted by Russell Watson on 20 September, 2013 at 18:20||comments (0)|
So the folks at CampSoftware have found fmSyntaxColorizer - the quick way of customizing your colors - and like it :)!
That's nice to hear! They have even constructed their own default palette -> maybe I'll add a "CampSoftware' palette to the next release ...
Lots of thanks to the MBS-Plugin, but let's not forget to mention the author of the tool, eh?
Greetings from all around the world
|Posted by Russell Watson on 17 June, 2013 at 18:40||comments (0)|
Here is the presentation from pauseOnError Berlin 2013: fmWorkMate_Overview.fp7.zip.
fmWorkMate and it's 10 tools are presented in a 5-minute FileMaker presentation, showing a typical day in the life of a typical FileMaker programmer.
The presentations fully automated, at least on a mac; just press the play button and let your mac present you the information you need!
Note 1: If you don't have the MBS plugin, you may have to dismiss the odd error message here or there.
Note 2: The presentation was optimied for a MB-Pro Retina 13" monitor - if yours is too small, you may wish to zoom out using the view menu
|Posted by Russell Watson on 26 November, 2012 at 18:10||comments (1)|
Hello FileMaker Developers!
fmSyntaxColorizer is a new killer-app to colorize your FileMaker scripts, formulas and your everyday life-as-a-FileMaker-database-developer.
Your work as a programmer was never so colorful - and never so productive!
With fmSyntaxColorizer from MrWatson and the MBS-Plugin from Monkeybread Sowtware you can get colorized IN JUST ONE CLICK!
(If anybody is watching this blog - respect - the links will be coming this week ;-)