FileMaker 10 FileMaker Ideas Software Development Studio Manager

The Wisdom of Whitespace

Check out my two part series on whitespace and why you want it in software. It is posted on my Studio Manager Stories product blog. FileMaker is the tool that gives you leverage when it comes to whitespace. The Wisdom of Whitespace. The Wisdom of Whitespace, Part 2.

FileMaker Decisions FileMaker Ideas Migrating to FM7

If it Works, it’s Obsolete


I was just reading the #2-rated pdf manifesto over at Change This. The manifesto is entitled This I Believe! – Tom Peters 60 TIBs that he wrote right around his 60th birthday. I found the above quote by Marshall McLuhan applicable to FileMaker 7 and my product, which is still in Beta, Studio Manager 7. FileMaker 6 is solid as a rock and 7 still has teething problems here and there. FileMaker 6 is obsolete – it’s not built with FileMaker 7. Same for Studio Manager 4.6. If McLuhan could say this in the sixties, I hate to guess how utterly true it is now. Food for thought.

The work of building Studio Manager 7 has been monumental. But, I’m so glad that FileMaker Inc. had the courage and vision to create such a big, progressive, ground-up re-write of FileMaker that I would find the work so compelling. The possibilities so exciting. I thought Studio Manager 4 was a big deal. Little did I know…