Final Thoughts on Documentation

This chapter has covered various methods for documenting FileMaker systems. The specifics of the documentation standards you adopt may vary with every project. Ideally, system documentation should contain enough information for another developer to completely re-create the system, using the documentation youve created as his or her only information source. Clearly, maintaining complete and up-to-date documentation is a time-consuming task. Remember that many systems you create will exist longer than expected or perhaps be passed on to other developers. We encourage you to adopt, to the degree pragmatism allows, some of or all the ideas presented here. The result can mean higher quality work and a system that serves its constituents beyond just its initial release.



Part I: Getting Started with FileMaker 8

FileMaker Overview

Using FileMaker Pro

Defining and Working with Fields

Working with Layouts

Part II: Developing Solutions with FileMaker

Relational Database Design

Working with Multiple Tables

Working with Relationships

Getting Started with Calculations

Getting Started with Scripting

Getting Started with Reporting

Part III: Developer Techniques

Developing for Multiuser Deployment

Implementing Security

Advanced Interface Techniques

Advanced Calculation Techniques

Advanced Scripting Techniques

Advanced Portal Techniques

Debugging and Troubleshooting

Converting Systems from Previous Versions of FileMaker Pro

Part IV: Data Integration and Publishing

Importing Data into FileMaker Pro

Exporting Data from FileMaker

Instant Web Publishing

FileMaker and Web Services

Custom Web Publishing

Part V: Deploying a FileMaker Solution

Deploying and Extending FileMaker

FileMaker Server and Server Advanced

FileMaker Mobile

Documenting Your FileMaker Solutions



Using FileMaker 8
Special Edition Using FileMaker 8
ISBN: 0789735121
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 296

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