Hi. I’M Richard Carlton. Welcome to the Coaches’ Corner.
In this Coaches Corner I want to provide a challenge to you now.
I'm primarily talking to the people who have been using FileMaker for a lot of years, like decades with an S; and you know who you are. And what I want to do is challenge you to take a look at some of the new capabilities of the FileMaker Platform.
Now as most of you know FileMaker has been around a long time, and people kind of get set in the ways that FileMaker works. And really FileMaker hasn't changed that much, but they've added some really awesome capabilities that have added some new mission-critical features to it. Like having FileMaker talk to Amazon or talk to PayPal or talk to eBay, or any of these services that are out there.
There's a real benefit to using FileMaker 16 and the REST API technology, and I want to provide a personal challenge to you to check these out. I know the propensity is to say well FileMaker is good, it's always been good, it meets my needs so I don't want to do anything new. But I want to challenge you to go out and learn this technology, it's new, it's different, it's gonna push you out of your comfort zone; but I want you to take a swing at this and take a look at it.
There's a lot of up value and benefit to using the REST API technology and it's not so much about rest; I don't care if they were using hand signals and sending carrier pigeons back and forth. The fact that you can reliably communicate to these other services is really, really a big deal; I mean like reliably do it and it's not that horribly difficult to setup. In fact it's kind of on the medium end of easy to do.
We have our coaching team at RCC and our coaching team is actually learning the API business, and what it is, is that these guys are mostly a younger group of people and they're always looking to learn the next new thing and they've taken to it like a
duck get more info to water.
So the challenge I have for you is to spend some time and learn this and make
your FileMaker solutions better than they already are, make them and if you need help with learning the API stuff ,call my coaches they'd be happy to show off and show you that kind of technology and teach you how to do it.
It's not so much an advertisement about the coaching as it is a challenge though for you to go and do it. If you can't find good resources that teach you how to do it in a way that will help you learn, then talk to me and send me email.
This is mostly a challenge for you to try to learn this technology and make it
beneficial for you, so I'm Richard Carlton with a challenge to all the longtime FileMaker developers out there: take a look at the REST API I think you'll be really happy you did.
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