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What Does Your Software Wish List Look Like?

With the holiday season fast approaching, you may be starting to pull together your wish list of must-haves. Here at CoreSolutions, we have put together our own software wis...

14-11-2018

CoreSolutions Releases "A Manager's Guide to Software Development Projects…

For Immediate Release: October 31st, 2018 LONDON, ON – Attention all business leaders and project managers, CoreSolutions has released their latest E-Book: A Manager's Guide ...

31-10-2018

Staying Proactive About Ransomware

New technologies are accelerating the pace of change and have the potential to drive massive growth. This growth is creating massive amounts of data which needs to be stored. ...

26-10-2018

Why We Choose HTTPS over HTTP

HTTP vs. HTTPS At CoreSolutions Software, we use the HTTPS protocol on all web applications that we host on our servers. We choose HTTPS over its HTTP counterpart, simp...

25-10-2018

Encrypting Files in FileMaker 17

If you are creating a database, especially for your business, then you probably have sensitive data that you need to store in it. It doesn’t matter if it’s client informat...

17-10-2018

Manufacturing Matters & Industry 4.0

Manufacturers and service providers came together last Thursday at the London Convention Center for London’s annual Manufacturing Matters Conference. Attendees had the opportu...

12-10-2018

Simple Tactics That Make Your Database More Secure

In today’s digital environment, technology has provided us with nearly limitless opportunities for growth, innovation, and sustainability. Databases are one of many ways we ha...

05-10-2018

3 Popular Options for Web Development

With the increasingly rapid advancement of web capabilities, there are often multiple paths you can explore to accomplish any objective. While this enhanced flexibility is inh...

27-08-2018

Custom Products: Insights From My Experience

If I were to offer you something custom designed, what images come to mind? If you’re like me, you probably have images of a beautiful product to your exact specifications, to...

19-09-2018

How NFP's Can Use Software in Unique Ways

Many people, and small businesses for that matter, hold a false preconception about software. Whether they think it is too complex, or for the technologically adept, or too ex...

13-09-2018

3 Ways IoT Revolutionizes Big Data

Big data and IoT (internet of things) are relatively two sides of the same coin. On one hand, big data helps businesses make informed decisions by leveraging the vast amounts ...

05-09-2018

FileMaker 17 So Far

It has been roughly 3 months since the release of FileMaker 17, and there have been some big changes that came along with it. New features, functionalities, and improvements h...

29-08-2018

FileMaker is Rebranding

The annual FileMaker Developer Conference is a chance for developers to network, learn, and share their experiences with one another while exploring the latest advancements in...

27-08-2018

Enterprise Apps & Custom Software: Bridging the Gap

It is not uncommon for a business to find itself debating the merits of custom software vs. off-the-shelf solutions. With so many different options, it can be difficult to rec...

22-08-2018

Avoid Frustration Through Automation

Repetitive tasks can provide us with the little-wins necessary to keep us motivated throughout the day. However, small, repetitive tasks tend to become frustrating when they b...

09-08-2018

New CoreUM Version Released

CoreSolutions Software is proud to announce the latest version of CoreUM. Since its inception, the sole purpose of CoreUM has been to revolutionize and streamline how you sc...

18-07-2018

New FileMaker Pro Licensing Program

With the release of FileMaker Pro 17, FileMaker Inc. made some significant changes to their licensing program. Let’s take a quick look at these changes; overall, I believe the...

11-07-2018

Why You Should Mobilize Your Workforce With FileMaker Go

FileMaker 17 released in May alongside a slew of brand new features, functions, and capabilities; including that of Filemaker Go. Giving you access to your data in the palm of...

12-07-2018

CoreSolutions Alternate Routes Due to Construction

Due to construction on North Routledge Pk., the main entrance to the CoreSolutions office has been blocked. In the mean time, a secondary route is accessible from the back of ...

06-07-2018

Mobilization Nation

It is no secret that mobile devices account for a large amount of distracted time throughout the work day. How many times do you have to self-regulate your mobile use to ensur...

02-07-2018

Advantages of Progressive Web Applications

Progressive web apps are a game-changer for software development. In the past, application development meant having knowledge of native languages such as Java, Objective-C or ...

26-06-2018

How Virtual Assistants are Changing the Customer Experience

The consumer-experience landscape is experiencing a paradigm shift. Advancements in AI and PASO (personal assistant search optimization) are increasing the accuracy of digital...

19-06-2018

Using CoreUM to Plan a Party

We have all been there; there is a birthday coming up, either yours or a friends’, and the struggle of coordinating everybody’s availability once again comes into play. For so...

11-06-2018

Going Beyond Software

For almost 30 years, CoreSolutions Software has been helping businesses reach their full potential through our beautifully designed interfaces and technical expertise. 30 year...

05-06-2018

Why Staying Up-to-Date is Important

I have been told multiple times, keeping software up to date is important. Whether it is a simple security patch, or a complex functionality extension, I often push updates to...

22-05-2018

How to Prepare for Data Conversions

With the release of FileMaker 17, the time to start prepping for data conversions is now! Luckily, with FileMaker Pro 7-14, by simply opening those files on FileMaker 17, you ...

15-05-2018

FileMaker 17 Has Been Released

Big news hit the FileMaker scene today with the release of FileMaker 17! Exciting as always, this new addition to the FileMaker lineup includes all new features, updates and i...

15-05-2018

How Integration Simplifies Your Life

Many organizations struggle with the complications that come along with having a variety of disconnected and disjointed systems. While the cheaper decision in the beginning ma...

23-04-2018

Advancements in Integration

Communication is of vital importance in the business environment. Communication between colleagues, managers and departments allows for information sharing that contributes to...

23-04-2018

Data Migration Master

What Is It? The Data Migration Master is a tool I created using FileMaker Pro to Simplify the process of doing 1:1 data migrations Improve accuracy and reliability of mig...

16-03-2018

Using CoreUM For School

School can be stressful. Whether you’re in high-school or post-secondary, coordinating multiple student schedules can be challenging. Especially when you have various groups a...

15-03-2018

Software Architecture and The Cloud

Has the promise of the Cloud Arrived? For business, new software tools can dramatically impact your efficiency and provide new ways in which to engage your customer.  Providi...

15-03-2018

Enhancing Productivity With CoreUM

How much time this week have you spent trying to coordinate meetings? How many times have you wanted to pull your hair out from back and forth emails that get you nowhere? If ...

14-03-2018

Kick-Starting Your Project

So, you want to build a software application… Often, we hear “We want to develop a software system for our business” … usually followed up with either “How much will it cost?...

13-03-2018

How to Convince Your Manager or Boss That You Need Training

Why Does Training Matter You are considering asking your boss or manager to let you go for training, but you are worried that they won’t see the benefits and deny your requ...

31-01-2018

Bring Your Vision to Life

Business Leaders Inspire Their Visions   Business leaders inspire their team to be better everyday, they embrace innovation, they spark creativity, and they paint the pict...

23-01-2018

9 Things to Consider When Starting Your Next Development Project

It’s time for your big development project, but first you should understand how to make your experience the best it can possibly be. We’ve done countless Custom Developme...

05-11-2017

Sanitizing Your Data

If you do any PHP programming that includes writing data to or reading data from a database, then it’s important to keep an eye on how you are entering data into your data...

26-10-2017

Track Employee Time, Assets, and Customer Deadlines with CoreTICKET

Ensuring your employees, assets, and deadlines are met and tracked is vital for customer satisfaction. Tools such as CoreTICKET allow you to track the actions between your...

03-10-2017

Support Customer and Organizational Relationships with CoreTICKET

Having supporting relationships with your customers is one of the most important parts of business. Having a collaborative space for your employees to help resolve custome...

25-10-2017

Increase Employee Collaboration and Accountability with CoreTICKET

Give your employees a tool that will increase collaboration and ensure accountability. Solve customer issues with collaboration features. You will be able to assign t...

16-10-2017

Improve Communication and Customer Understanding with CoreTICKET

If you are interested in a tool that will improve the conversations between your employees and your customers than CoreTICKET is what you need. Remove miscommunication and...

11-10-2017

CoreTICKET Ensures Ease of Use & End-to-End Support for Businesses

CoreSolutions makes service and task management easy with true end-to-end service. We take care of the hosting, software installation, and initial setup, and handle the so...

03-10-2017

FileMaker Debuts Custom App Academy

FileMaker has recently released an exciting new set of video tutorials for FileMaker users. The tutorials have options for beginners and more advanced techniques for inter...

06-09-2017

FileMaker Training or FileMaker Coaching: Which Do You Need?

You are interested in improving your FileMaker skills, but you’re not sure which makes more sense for you; FileMaker Training or FileMaker Coaching. Both have awesome bene...

30-08-2017

Where to Find Old Versions of FileMaker

To some of you it probably seems like FileMaker is releasing a new version of their platform bi-monthly, but it’s not quite that often. However, FileMaker has switched to...

23-08-2017

The Challenges Northern Organizations Face & What Can Be Done About Them

[Updated September 22, 2016] Kivalliq Trade Show 2016 For the last 15 years, CoreSolutions Software has worked with northern organizations from a variety of industri...

22-09-2016

Fully Integrated Software: What It Means To Your Organization

In every business or organization, a variety of systems are required to complete daily tasks. These systems make your life easier and most days, there is no doubt in that...

04-08-2017

Understanding IT ROI in 4 Minutes

Having been engaged in various aspects of the IT services business for over 30 years, it still confounds me how many people struggle with leveraging a REAL, QUANTIFIABLE R...

02-08-2017

Choosing the Best Project Methodology for Your Development Project

Part Two in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders If you are going to develop a custom application, then you will need to determine the best project...

25-01-2017

Determine the Best Timing for a Development Project Start

Part Five in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders Project Timing Factors Business Strategy. Regulatory Requirement. Operational Re...

01-03-2017

Two Methods for Breaking Your Development Project into Parts

Part Eight in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders Methods for Breaking Your Project Into Parts Use the MoSCow Method to develop a...

22-03-2017

Ensure a Comfort Level Throughout the Development Project

Part Six in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders Software Requirements Checklist Insist on a project communications plan. Have wee...

12-04-2017

Accurate Project Estimates Reduce Stress

Part Nine in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders Estimating / Budgeting Checklist Develop a top-down estimate for strategic decis...

20-04-2017

What to Do with Those Development Companies That Don’t Get the Job

Hiring a Development Company Hiring a development company is a lot like hiring an employee. You have multiple “applicants” to fill a role and there are the same risks...

28-07-2017

Understanding Software In Just 5 YouTube Videos

There are some people in this world who could sit down with you and discuss every aspect of software development from theory to practical uses with ease. There are some pe...

15-06-2017

FileMaker Pro 16 - New Features Review

Improved Layout Object Editing We now have access to a new “Layout Objects” window. This opens up as a little popup window; giving you a list of all the layout object...

19-07-2017

17 Reasons To Start Your Custom Development Project In 2017

The year of 2017 is already half over. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t make cliché lists of things related to the ending two digits of the aforementioned half-over year. H...

14-07-2017

How Software Can Help You Live Better Life

What Exactly Is a Better Life? The first thing that we should determine is what exactly is a better life? Does a better life mean you have more money? More family time? M...

05-07-2017

Announcing CoreUM - Your Ultimate Meeting Application

CoreSolutions Software announce the release of their new, highly anticipated meeting/polling web application, CoreUM. CoreUM is an easy to use app for polling staff and bo...

13-06-2017

When Your Estimate Seems Too Good To Be True

Let's Start with a Story Here is something that comes up occasionally. I semi-recently purchased a new car and I wanted to share a little bit of a story. Because I do my ...

08-06-2017

Legacy Systems; The Old Rebuild or Reuse Software Conundrum

Why the Rebuild Route Makes Sense Typically, in the short term, the rebuild will cost more, but over time, will cost less, provide better ROI and create potentially h...

15-03-2017

Importance of Testing Throughout the Development Project

Part Seven in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders Your Testing Plan Develop a testing strategy. Assign a testing engineer. Rotate...

08-03-2017

Incremental Building Strategy Delivers Large Software Projects

Part Four in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders Incremental Build Checklist Are the scope and requirements clear and are they do...

22-02-2017

Defining and Documenting Your Software Requirements

Part Three in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders Software Requirements Checklist What is the life expectancy of your final produ...

15-02-2017

A Note From Our Scrum Master - Custom Software vs Off-The-Shelf

Side Note From Our Scrum Master: Custom vs Off-The-Shelf Now I know what you’re thinking – “Why is custom software so much more expensive than the off-the-shelf software ...

08-02-2017

Everything You Need to Know about Software ROI

This is the continuation of the ROI (Return on Investment) for IT solutions blog that I recently posted. While not all projects or organizations are alike, there are many...

18-01-2017

LiveCode For FileMaker

I recently had a chance to try out the LiveCode for FileMaker plugin, which allows you to use forms, components and scripts built in LiveCode. If (like me) you aren’t too ...

20-12-2016

Downloadable Software Development Return on Investment Calculator

Recently, I have been chatting with business owners about their software needs. The consensus seems to be that technology is rapidly advancing and becoming more efficient...

16-12-2016

The Cost Of Not Making A Decision

There is a cost to not making a decision and here's my story. I was once asked by a potential customer, "Who's your biggest competitor?" I thought to myself, was it a...

07-12-2016

How to Know When to Purchase New Software

So, you’re wondering how to know when it’s time to replace your old software or move to a new software solution, but not sure when to take the leap and make the purcha...

01-11-2016

CoreSolutions Announce the Release of the "CorePassions" Web Series

CoreSolutions Software Announce the Premiere of “CorePassions” - a Web Series Highlighting the Passionate Spirit that Drives the Team at CoreSolutions – Episode 1 Out Now ...

24-10-2016

If Programming Languages Were Everyday People

Like yourself, I have contemplated a lot about coding languages. Why are there so many? Which one is best? Why are some so difficult to use? If coding languages were peopl...

12-10-2016

What If CoreSolutions Were Superheroes?

In life, sometimes, it is good to have an imagination. I was posed with the following question: “If our department was a superhero, which superhero would we be?” This was ...

05-10-2016

How To Speed Up Your Webpages

What in the world has happened to websites? Gone are the days of just giving visitors information. Now, a full on digital experience is what designers and developers a...

28-09-2016

Encrypting Files in FileMaker 17

If you are creating a database, especially for your business, then you probably have sensitive data that you need to store in it. It doesn’t matter if it’s client informat...

17-10-2018

FileMaker 17 So Far

It has been roughly 3 months since the release of FileMaker 17, and there have been some big changes that came along with it. New features, functionalities, and improvements h...

29-08-2018

FileMaker is Rebranding

The annual FileMaker Developer Conference is a chance for developers to network, learn, and share their experiences with one another while exploring the latest advancements in...

27-08-2018

New FileMaker Pro Licensing Program

With the release of FileMaker Pro 17, FileMaker Inc. made some significant changes to their licensing program. Let’s take a quick look at these changes; overall, I believe the...

11-07-2018

Why You Should Mobilize Your Workforce With FileMaker Go

FileMaker 17 released in May alongside a slew of brand new features, functions, and capabilities; including that of Filemaker Go. Giving you access to your data in the palm of...

12-07-2018

Why Staying Up-to-Date is Important

I have been told multiple times, keeping software up to date is important. Whether it is a simple security patch, or a complex functionality extension, I often push updates to...

22-05-2018

How to Prepare for Data Conversions

With the release of FileMaker 17, the time to start prepping for data conversions is now! Luckily, with FileMaker Pro 7-14, by simply opening those files on FileMaker 17, you ...

15-05-2018

FileMaker 17 Has Been Released

Big news hit the FileMaker scene today with the release of FileMaker 17! Exciting as always, this new addition to the FileMaker lineup includes all new features, updates and i...

15-05-2018

Data Migration Master

What Is It? The Data Migration Master is a tool I created using FileMaker Pro to Simplify the process of doing 1:1 data migrations Improve accuracy and reliability of mig...

16-03-2018

FileMaker Debuts Custom App Academy

FileMaker has recently released an exciting new set of video tutorials for FileMaker users. The tutorials have options for beginners and more advanced techniques for inter...

06-09-2017

FileMaker Training or FileMaker Coaching: Which Do You Need?

You are interested in improving your FileMaker skills, but you’re not sure which makes more sense for you; FileMaker Training or FileMaker Coaching. Both have awesome bene...

30-08-2017

Where to Find Old Versions of FileMaker

To some of you it probably seems like FileMaker is releasing a new version of their platform bi-monthly, but it’s not quite that often. However, FileMaker has switched to...

23-08-2017

FileMaker Pro 16 - New Features Review

Improved Layout Object Editing We now have access to a new “Layout Objects” window. This opens up as a little popup window; giving you a list of all the layout object...

19-07-2017

LiveCode For FileMaker

I recently had a chance to try out the LiveCode for FileMaker plugin, which allows you to use forms, components and scripts built in LiveCode. If (like me) you aren’t too ...

20-12-2016

FileMaker Portal Row Click Handler

Confessions of a FileMaker Developer I have a confession to make. I’ve been working with FileMaker software for about a decade now and sometimes I still do things th...

21-09-2016

Updating FileMaker Server Tips

Recently, I had to reinstall an older version of FileMaker Server; the original plan was to just reinstall the version that was currently on the Server, but along the way ...

29-08-2016

Quick Tip: FileMaker Best Practices

For today's blog we wanted to share some standard housekeeping tips for using FileMaker. This is for both new developers and for the developers who need a refresher on som...

19-08-2016

An Interview With Kevin Mallon of FileMaker

If you’re looking to speak with someone who’s been with FileMaker since its inception, look no further than Public Relations (PR) Manager, Kevin Mallon. A modest man well ...

25-07-2016

Creating an Infinite Slider in FileMaker

Disclaimer: This blog has nothing to do with all you can eat hamburgers Module Description This is an elegant way to display a virtually unlimited number of related imag...

22-07-2016

Why You Should Upgrade Your FileMaker System

Over the years, there have been a number of different file formats that the various versions of FileMaker Pro have used. Currently, we at CoreSolutions Software Inc. are o...

19-07-2016

Basics of Good Scripting Practices in FileMaker

FileMaker Inc. has significantly modified the ways scripts can be written and tested. It is worth it to rethink our approach to scripting from the ground up. Scripting phi...

24-06-2016

Get On The FileMaker Training Train

My name is Kris and I have a pretty sweet job. I’m a FileMaker Account Manager (FAM). One of the roles that falls under my FAM title is FileMaker Training. No, I don’t get...

17-06-2016

FileMaker Licensing for Teams is Now Available

Now that FileMaker 15 has been released and everyone has gotten a chance to see all the new features that are available, we thought we would share a new licensing option t...

16-05-2016

Business Benefits of FileMaker 15

As you may have heard, FileMaker 15 has been released. I wanted to help you understand exactly what this release could mean for you, if you should upgrade, and let you...

11-05-2016

FileMaker 15 Has Been Released

Hold on to your seats everyone, FileMaker 15 has officially been released! I know everyone has been excited to learn about the new features being rolled out and FileMa...

10-05-2016

FileMaker 12 Support Will End September 23, 2016

Attention all FileMaker 12 users! Just to let you know, as of September 23rd of 2016, FileMaker will “no longer be available for direct sales and support including technic...

04-04-2016

FileMaker E-Book – Creating a Custom App

You may be planning to build a custom app or you’ve read FileMaker’s Custom Apps Success Guide: Plan and that has brought you here. This blog is for people who are loo...

07-03-2016

FileMaker E-Book – Plan a Successful Custom App

How to Build a Custom App You are interested in building a custom app for your business, but you are not sure where to begin. This resource may help you out. FileMake...

29-02-2016

Why FileMaker Certification Matters

For Developers In FileMaker communities there is a question that seems to continuously reappear; “Is it important to become certified in FileMaker?” The answer to t...

19-01-2016

FileMaker Certification Exam Study Tips

Studying for the FileMaker certification exam can be a difficult and time consuming task. The exam has a large pool of possible questions that covers the entire array of p...

11-01-2016

Preparing for Your FileMaker Certification Exam

Starting with FileMaker Pro 7, FileMaker Inc. has offered certification programs for FileMaker Pro. Since then, it has offered certification for each successive version th...

04-01-2016

Different Approach to Handle PDF Printing via WebDirect

[Updated March 22, 2016] After working on a solution that eventually became FileMaker WebDirect-ified, it became quite evident that we needed to find a way to do reportin...

08-10-2015

The End of FileMaker 11 Support

You may be aware that as of September 25th, 2015, FileMaker will no longer be providing technical support for FileMaker 11. This doesn't mean that your FileMaker 11 system...

07-09-2015

FileMaker Sequence Helper Solution

What is the FileMaker Sequence Helper? SEQUENCE_HELPER is a module for FileMaker Pro developers that will make it easy for you to create re-orderable lists in your soluti...

05-04-2017

Still Using Bento? – Why It Might Be Time to Say Goodbye

It might be time to move on from your Bento database. Don’t get me wrong, Bento has had a great run; it was once one of the most user-friendly database apps available. Whe...

17-08-2015

FileMaker DevCon Review 2015

This year, the FileMaker Developers Conference was in Las Vegas, Nevada. Having never been to Las Vegas I was looking forward to seeing the city – needless to say, the vie...

29-07-2015

Creating User Records from Accounts in FileMaker

Why is this even necessary? There are Get functions that will return almost any information you might need with regards to the FileMaker environment you’re in, however, n...

29-06-2015

History of FileMaker Infographic

[Updated May 2017] Because of the Latest FileMaker 16 release, we have updated our History of FileMaker Infographic. Not only has FileMaker 16 been released this year, bu...

24-05-2016

New Features In FileMaker 16

It is the best time of year again; FileMaker has released FileMaker 16. The developers here at CoreSolutions are enjoying the new features and are very excited to share th...

12-05-2017

Selling FileMaker Licenses

Did you know there are over 1,000 FileMaker license SKU's? I'm here to lead a riveting conversation about each one...hey where are you going??? O.K. fine, let's talk about...

29-06-2017

The Success of FileMaker Go & What it Means for Developers

This has been an important month for FileMaker. Not only did FileMaker release their FileMaker 14 Platform, but in this past month the FileMaker Go app reached to tremendo...

01-06-2015

FileMaker 14 Cheat Sheet - Brief Guide to New Features

The FileMaker world is sure buzzing today! FileMaker 14 has been officially released! There are many resources for FileMaker info online, but here is a quick cheat sheet w...

12-05-2015

The 11 Pre-Project Questions For Your FileMaker Developer

So, you’re looking for a FileMaker Developer? Before you go ahead and choose the first FileMaker Developer you find we want to help you ensure your FileMaker developer is ...

12-05-2015

FileMaker Go - iOS Gestures Using a Slide Control

Recently, we had a client ask for the swipe-to-delete gesture that is standard on any iOS device for their FileMaker Go database. At first I thought gestures were not avai...

25-04-2015

Top 11 Misconceptions About FileMaker

Since FileMaker’s first days under the Claris banner up until today, they have accomplished quite a lot; they have not only become a subsidiary of the ever-powerful Apple ...

07-04-2015

13 Reasons To Be Excited for FileMaker 13

Some say that 13 is an unlucky number. Many cultures, builders and athletes will stay away from the number 13. Mats Sundin, Dan Marino and Don Maynard all wore number 13, ...

18-12-2014

SQL Picker Window Module For FileMaker

This module provides a FileMaker Pro developer with the layout structure, schema and scripts needed to make a generic but portable picker window. I use this module as a wa...

10-12-2014

Cascading Deletes Are Transactional in FileMaker Pro

Cascading Deletes Cascading deletes can be a blessing when used properly, and I use them quite often. I do know though, that many people are scared of impleme...

24-11-2014

Insert From Device in FileMaker Go 13

Last year I wrote a blog post about barcode scanning using FileMaker Go 12. At the time there was no way to do this directly from FileMaker, you had to call a third party ...

30-09-2014

Dynamic Reports with FileMaker

I was recently asked by a client to create a dynamic report. By dynamic, I am referring to the ability to choose different fields. At first I thought this was impossible w...

28-07-2014

Themes and Styles in FileMaker 13

Themes aren’t new to FileMaker 13. They were introduced in FileMaker 12, but in that release we were limited to the predefined themes that FileMaker had included. And whil...

24-07-2014

Writing Plain text from FileMaker Pro

In some cases, you might be able to get away with putting the text that is ultimately to be written to a file, within a single field in your database, and simply choosin...

15-07-2014

Allowing Users to Lock and Unlock Records

Under certain circumstances, the users of your database systems might want records to be locked, in order to prevent further modifications to occur. One common example wou...

09-05-2014

FileMaker 13 – New Feature: Object Visibility

As with every new release of FileMaker products, we as developers have some new tools up our sleeves to work with. One of the new features that I think I’ll find I’m going...

20-02-2014

Upload to FileMaker Server From FileMaker Pro 13

The FileMaker family just got a bit bigger. As of 9:00 am this morning, the new versions of almost all products in the FileMaker software suite became available. There are...

08-01-2014

The FileMaker 13 Platform

I’m sure you know by now that the latest and greatest release of our favourite database ‘FileMaker’ was released yesterday. While every new release of FileMaker brings...

04-12-2013

Creating value Lists with Unstored Calculations

If you’ve ever tried to create a value list based on an unstored calculation, you’ve probably come across this error: Normally this means using workarounds to create th...

25-11-2013

Connecting FileMaker to an Oracle Database Using ESS on Windows

FileMaker’s External SQL Sources allows a database created in FileMaker to display and manipulate data from any ODBC compliant data source. All FileMaker needs is a system...

03-10-2013

Dynamic Value List Filters

With the introduction of the function ExecuteSQL in Filemaker 12, I find it now fairly easy to have dynamic value lists. An instance this may become useful is if you chang...

25-09-2013

“For Loops” in FileMaker – The Elegant Way

First of all, props go out to Jeremy Bante for this one. I’ve spent some time recently going through some of the solutions on ModularFileMaker.org. While I’ve found a lo...

19-09-2013

Simple Boolean Toggle

I’m going to keep today’s blog post simple and to-the-point. It’s pretty common in programming to need to toggle between 2 states (boolean). FileMaker Pro however, does...

03-09-2013

Update: Gantt Charts In FileMaker

Nearly 3 years ago, Kevin McGee wrote a blog post entitled How to: Gantt Charts in FileMaker. Since then, we’ve had a lot of interest in native Filemaker Gantt charts. Tod...

19-08-2013

Serial Numbers That Reset Automatically Every Year

Image (used with permission) by Zoe Peleti.http://www.zoe-aurora.com It’s come up in conversations a few times amongst my colleagues and I now… “What exactly is the b...

09-07-2013

Create a Shortcut Directly To Your Database

If you use a FileMaker database (or even multiple FileMaker databases) on a regular basis, then chances are you typically open up FileMaker Pro first, and from there eithe...

03-07-2013

Barcode Scanning in FileMaker Go

Recently I’ve been doing some research into doing barcode scanning in FileMaker Go. While this is something that isn’t possible natively with FileMaker, there are companie...

03-07-2013

Getting a list of Field Names – Design Functions and ExecuteSQL

Recently, I wanted to pull a list of field names from a table to display to the user. The first place I looked was the Design functions. If you haven’t had a look at these...

13-05-2013

Quick Charting in FileMaker 12

We’ve done a few posts in the past on the charting functionality in FileMaker Pro, but one of the new features that they’ve added in FileMaker 12 that’s kind of cool is Qu...

03-04-2013

Random Generator in FileMaker

I recently designed a small database for an office event. The event required 5 teams, and I wanted the teams to be randomly chosen. To perform a simple random selection I ...

05-03-2013

ExecuteSQL in Filemaker 12

Early last year, I wrote an article on executing SQL queries in FileMaker. As I mentioned in the article, with FileMaker Pro 11 and earlier this is possible, but can only ...

14-02-2013

Storing Files and Media Inside FileMaker 12

One of the principle features of FileMaker Pro 12 is how container fields have been re-engineered, permitting new features when storing files or media inside them. Previo...

21-02-2012

Running SQL Queries in FileMaker

I’ve spent the last several years working on solutions using a variety of databases – primarily FileMaker, but I’ve also used MySql, SQL Server and even Oracle a time or t...

20-01-2012

Three Cool Interface Tricks

Back in the “day”, portals used to have one fill colour. Since FileMaker Pro 6 we’ve been able to alternate the colour of the portal rows making them easier to read. On a ...

26-10-2011

Virtually FileMaker Server

FileMaker Inc. doesn’t make a very big deal about it, but for years FileMaker Server has played nice in Virtual Environments. A Virtual Environment uses physical hardware ...

21-12-2010

The Importance of Naming Conventions

Since 1999 CoreSolutions has published FileMaker Naming Standards. These standards are developed in an effort to share the efficiencies we’ve realized over the years by us...

06-12-2010

How to: Gantt Charts in FileMaker

Update: For more information about gantt charts in Filemaker including sample files, please take a look at this blog post: Update: Gantt Charts In Filemaker Gantt charts ...

23-11-2010

What Does Your Software Wish List Look Like?

With the holiday season fast approaching, you may be starting to pull together your wish list of must-haves. Here at CoreSolutions, we have put together our own software wis...

14-11-2018

Manufacturing Matters & Industry 4.0

Manufacturers and service providers came together last Thursday at the London Convention Center for London’s annual Manufacturing Matters Conference. Attendees had the opportu...

12-10-2018

Simple Tactics That Make Your Database More Secure

In today’s digital environment, technology has provided us with nearly limitless opportunities for growth, innovation, and sustainability. Databases are one of many ways we ha...

05-10-2018

Custom Products: Insights From My Experience

If I were to offer you something custom designed, what images come to mind? If you’re like me, you probably have images of a beautiful product to your exact specifications, to...

19-09-2018

How NFP's Can Use Software in Unique Ways

Many people, and small businesses for that matter, hold a false preconception about software. Whether they think it is too complex, or for the technologically adept, or too ex...

13-09-2018

3 Ways IoT Revolutionizes Big Data

Big data and IoT (internet of things) are relatively two sides of the same coin. On one hand, big data helps businesses make informed decisions by leveraging the vast amounts ...

05-09-2018

How Virtual Assistants are Changing the Customer Experience

The consumer-experience landscape is experiencing a paradigm shift. Advancements in AI and PASO (personal assistant search optimization) are increasing the accuracy of digital...

19-06-2018

Using CoreUM to Plan a Party

We have all been there; there is a birthday coming up, either yours or a friends’, and the struggle of coordinating everybody’s availability once again comes into play. For so...

11-06-2018

Going Beyond Software

For almost 30 years, CoreSolutions Software has been helping businesses reach their full potential through our beautifully designed interfaces and technical expertise. 30 year...

05-06-2018

Using CoreUM For School

School can be stressful. Whether you’re in high-school or post-secondary, coordinating multiple student schedules can be challenging. Especially when you have various groups a...

15-03-2018

Enhancing Productivity With CoreUM

How much time this week have you spent trying to coordinate meetings? How many times have you wanted to pull your hair out from back and forth emails that get you nowhere? If ...

14-03-2018

Kick-Starting Your Project

So, you want to build a software application… Often, we hear “We want to develop a software system for our business” … usually followed up with either “How much will it cost?...

13-03-2018

How to Convince Your Manager or Boss That You Need Training

Why Does Training Matter You are considering asking your boss or manager to let you go for training, but you are worried that they won’t see the benefits and deny your requ...

31-01-2018

Bring Your Vision to Life

Business Leaders Inspire Their Visions   Business leaders inspire their team to be better everyday, they embrace innovation, they spark creativity, and they paint the pict...

23-01-2018

9 Things to Consider When Starting Your Next Development Project

It’s time for your big development project, but first you should understand how to make your experience the best it can possibly be. We’ve done countless Custom Developme...

05-11-2017

Support Customer and Organizational Relationships with CoreTICKET

Having supporting relationships with your customers is one of the most important parts of business. Having a collaborative space for your employees to help resolve custome...

25-10-2017

Increase Employee Collaboration and Accountability with CoreTICKET

Give your employees a tool that will increase collaboration and ensure accountability. Solve customer issues with collaboration features. You will be able to assign t...

16-10-2017

Improve Communication and Customer Understanding with CoreTICKET

If you are interested in a tool that will improve the conversations between your employees and your customers than CoreTICKET is what you need. Remove miscommunication and...

11-10-2017

Track Employee Time, Assets, and Customer Deadlines with CoreTICKET

Ensuring your employees, assets, and deadlines are met and tracked is vital for customer satisfaction. Tools such as CoreTICKET allow you to track the actions between your...

03-10-2017

CoreTICKET Ensures Ease of Use & End-to-End Support for Businesses

CoreSolutions makes service and task management easy with true end-to-end service. We take care of the hosting, software installation, and initial setup, and handle the so...

03-10-2017

Fully Integrated Software: What It Means To Your Organization

In every business or organization, a variety of systems are required to complete daily tasks. These systems make your life easier and most days, there is no doubt in that...

04-08-2017

Understanding IT ROI in 4 Minutes

Having been engaged in various aspects of the IT services business for over 30 years, it still confounds me how many people struggle with leveraging a REAL, QUANTIFIABLE R...

02-08-2017

What to Do with Those Development Companies That Don’t Get the Job

Hiring a Development Company Hiring a development company is a lot like hiring an employee. You have multiple “applicants” to fill a role and there are the same risks...

28-07-2017

17 Reasons To Start Your Custom Development Project In 2017

The year of 2017 is already half over. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t make cliché lists of things related to the ending two digits of the aforementioned half-over year. H...

14-07-2017

When Your Estimate Seems Too Good To Be True

Let's Start with a Story Here is something that comes up occasionally. I semi-recently purchased a new car and I wanted to share a little bit of a story. Because I do my ...

08-06-2017

Accurate Project Estimates Reduce Stress

Part Nine in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders Estimating / Budgeting Checklist Develop a top-down estimate for strategic decis...

20-04-2017

Ensure a Comfort Level Throughout the Development Project

Part Six in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders Software Requirements Checklist Insist on a project communications plan. Have wee...

12-04-2017

Two Methods for Breaking Your Development Project into Parts

Part Eight in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders Methods for Breaking Your Project Into Parts Use the MoSCow Method to develop a...

22-03-2017

Legacy Systems; The Old Rebuild or Reuse Software Conundrum

Why the Rebuild Route Makes Sense Typically, in the short term, the rebuild will cost more, but over time, will cost less, provide better ROI and create potentially h...

15-03-2017

Importance of Testing Throughout the Development Project

Part Seven in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders Your Testing Plan Develop a testing strategy. Assign a testing engineer. Rotate...

08-03-2017

Determine the Best Timing for a Development Project Start

Part Five in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders Project Timing Factors Business Strategy. Regulatory Requirement. Operational Re...

01-03-2017

Incremental Building Strategy Delivers Large Software Projects

Part Four in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders Incremental Build Checklist Are the scope and requirements clear and are they do...

22-02-2017

Defining and Documenting Your Software Requirements

Part Three in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders Software Requirements Checklist What is the life expectancy of your final produ...

15-02-2017

A Note From Our Scrum Master - Custom Software vs Off-The-Shelf

Side Note From Our Scrum Master: Custom vs Off-The-Shelf Now I know what you’re thinking – “Why is custom software so much more expensive than the off-the-shelf software ...

08-02-2017

Choosing the Best Project Methodology for Your Development Project

Part Two in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders If you are going to develop a custom application, then you will need to determine the best project...

25-01-2017

Everything You Need to Know about Software ROI

This is the continuation of the ROI (Return on Investment) for IT solutions blog that I recently posted. While not all projects or organizations are alike, there are many...

18-01-2017

Downloadable Software Development Return on Investment Calculator

Recently, I have been chatting with business owners about their software needs. The consensus seems to be that technology is rapidly advancing and becoming more efficient...

16-12-2016

The Cost Of Not Making A Decision

There is a cost to not making a decision and here's my story. I was once asked by a potential customer, "Who's your biggest competitor?" I thought to myself, was it a...

07-12-2016

How to Know When to Purchase New Software

So, you’re wondering how to know when it’s time to replace your old software or move to a new software solution, but not sure when to take the leap and make the purcha...

01-11-2016

What If CoreSolutions Were Superheroes?

In life, sometimes, it is good to have an imagination. I was posed with the following question: “If our department was a superhero, which superhero would we be?” This was ...

05-10-2016

The Challenges Northern Organizations Face & What Can Be Done About Them

[Updated September 22, 2016] Kivalliq Trade Show 2016 For the last 15 years, CoreSolutions Software has worked with northern organizations from a variety of industri...

22-09-2016

Pokémon Go & 5 AR Mobile Gaming Predictions

We’re nearing the tail end of summer and it’s safe to say that the hottest thing this past season was the mobile gaming sensation, Pokémon Go. During the first week of its...

14-09-2016

Do It Yourself vs. Hire a Pro

Please note that this blog has a backstory and is therefore longer than a typical post. For all of you out there that are like myself and enjoy DIY (Do It Yourself) proje...

03-08-2016

4 Sure-Fire Ways to Boost Your Company's Twitter Following Keep up to date with …

(This blog is a follow-up to a previous article on how to, “Skyrocket Your Company Into Twitter All-Star Status.”) Are you looking for tips to help organically grow your ...

30-05-2016

Skyrocket Your Company into Twitter All-Star Status

Twitter can be an extremely valuable tool for any business looking to increase brand awareness, foster niche communities, and generate interest in products and services. W...

25-05-2016

Technology Is Changing Customer Experience Landscape

In theory, customer experience is simple. When a customer purchases a product or service from a business, the experience they have can either be a good experience or a bad e...

09-05-2016

How to Fail at Customer Service in 7 Easy Steps

Tired of your job? Not a fan of your boss? Looking for a change of scenery or simply just apathetic at work? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then it’s ess...

28-04-2016

Importance of Content Marketing to Current Customers

Content marketing has become a very important tool for many businesses. Whether you are writing consistent blogs, building engaging infographics or creating long lasting v...

25-04-2016

Right Tool for the Right Job: A Case Against Excel

There are many sayings I have picked up over the years. Too many to recount here and not all of them would be applicable (let alone appropriate) for business. One that sta...

15-03-2016

6 Product Mashups to Inspire Your Software Integration

Looking for Inspiration for Your Software Integration? Check out our 6 Successful Product Mashups! Integrating software systems can be a huge benefit for any organization...

11-03-2016

Save on FileMaker Training with The Canada-Ontario Job Grant

FileMaker Training is a massive benefit to any organization using the FileMaker platform. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced user, enrolling in FileMaker ...

04-03-2016

DOES SOCIAL MEDIA POPULARITY AFFECT SEO?

Over the past few years, you have been very active on social media and you have gained a decent following. However, the organic traffic for search engines does not sho...

25-02-2016

Why Is Software Development So Expensive?

A conversation that many business owners have with their software development team is about the cost of software development and how it can be somewhat startling. Many bus...

01-02-2016

Future-Proofing Your Development Project

Part One in the Series: Software Development Guide for Business Leaders Thinking about developing a custom application? Let’s talk about future-proofing. Future-...

11-01-2016

Follow Up from The Mobility in the Web Presentation

Thanks for Attending Mobility in the Web Thanks for joining us for our discussion on the new capabilities of web design, optimizing your user experience for any internet-...

27-11-2015

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Need Gifts. This Holiday Season

If you’re like me, shopping for gifts is a headache – whether it’s a full season of Christmas shopping or simply shopping for birthday gifts, the art of finding the right ...

25-11-2015

Web Developer vs. Web Designer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Who Should You Choose? When determining whether to choose a web developer or a web designer for your next web or mobile application project, you need consider a number of...

13-10-2015

The Standards of Branding

What is it about branding that drives so much business? Having a stunning logo and a loveable mascot have no direct impact on the quality of the product or service being o...

14-09-2015

The Story of Peggy the Penguin

Here is a little story about CoreSolutions Corey and his recent adventure to Ireland. We all know Corey is great at making friends – some say he is even the most popula...

03-08-2015

Time for a System Rewrite? Here Are Some of Your Options

Stop me if this sounds familiar. For years now, you have had a working system in place at your company or organization. Though recently, you have started noticing that you...

21-07-2015

Why CoreSolutions is the Best Choice for You!

Let CoreSolutions make your next web, mobile or custom software development project a huge success! Complete a contact us form on our website & we'll take you, "Beyon...

16-06-2015

The Proper Steps to Test Driving Your CRM System

This blog is part 3 of our 3 part CRM Blog series. See Blog 1 - How A CRM System Can Increase Your Sales and See Blog 2 - How You Can Choose the Right CRM System. Custome...

05-06-2015

How You Can Choose the Right CRM System

This blog is part 2 of our 3 part CRM Blog series. See Blog 1 - How A CRM System Can Increase Your Sales and See Blog 3 - The Proper Steps to Test Driving Your CRM System...

19-05-2015

How A CRM System Can Increase Your Sales

This blog is part 1 of our 3 part CRM Blog series. See Blog 2 - How You Can Choose the Right CRM System and See Blog 3 - The Proper Steps To Test Driving Your CRM System ...

07-05-2015

Our Favourite 4½ New Features of the CoreSolutions Website

Welcome to the new CoreSolutions Software website! Whether you are a long-time visitor or a new visitor to our site, we want to share with you the top new features we love...

27-04-2015

CASL- What it Means to You and How it Might Affect Our Relationship.

You have probably seen quite a bit of press around Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Most of the act came into effect on July 1st 2014 and as a result you may be ...

25-06-2014

The Magic of Colours in Advertising

I was recently looking at the various social websites and from the main social sites one colour stood out the most. BLUE. Was it coincidence or pure strategy that they all...

22-05-2014

CoreSolutions Software Inc. Celebrates 25th Anniversary.

CoreSolutions Software Inc. (www.coresolutions.ca), recognized as a leading software development company in Canada, is pleased to announce that 2014 marks the company’s 25...

01-05-2014

Use Evernote to Boost Your Productivity

The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of Evernote and some of the ways you can use it to boost your productivity. In future blogs, I’ll cover more details on how t...

09-05-2013

The Anti-Spam Act

This guest post is from David Canton. David is a business lawyer and trade-mark agent with a technology focus at Harrison Pensa LLP. This article contains general comments...

01-02-2013

Be Inspired by a Mentor?

Mentorship is about experienced individuals sharing their knowledge and information with other less experienced individuals. It’s an opportunity for a mentee to tap into t...

25-01-2013

Conversations From A Trade Show Floor

I recently manned the FileMaker booth at the GTEC (Government Technology Exhibition & Conference) tradeshow in Ottawa. I was wearing both a FileMaker and CoreSolutions...

27-11-2012

Where is The Market Going?

A recent tribute to Steve Jobs that was posted on the Apple website had a great quote from Wayne Gretzky – “I don’t go to where the puck is, I go to where the puck is goin...

09-11-2012

What Professional Development Means To Me (Part Deux!)

​Professional Development should be self directed Now I am not saying that your managers or employers can’t have a say in the courses or training that you may undertake. ...

07-11-2012

Staying Proactive About Ransomware

New technologies are accelerating the pace of change and have the potential to drive massive growth. This growth is creating massive amounts of data which needs to be stored. ...

26-10-2018

Why We Choose HTTPS over HTTP

HTTP vs. HTTPS At CoreSolutions Software, we use the HTTPS protocol on all web applications that we host on our servers. We choose HTTPS over its HTTP counterpart, simp...

25-10-2018

3 Popular Options for Web Development

With the increasingly rapid advancement of web capabilities, there are often multiple paths you can explore to accomplish any objective. While this enhanced flexibility is inh...

27-08-2018

Enterprise Apps & Custom Software: Bridging the Gap

It is not uncommon for a business to find itself debating the merits of custom software vs. off-the-shelf solutions. With so many different options, it can be difficult to rec...

22-08-2018

Avoid Frustration Through Automation

Repetitive tasks can provide us with the little-wins necessary to keep us motivated throughout the day. However, small, repetitive tasks tend to become frustrating when they b...

09-08-2018

Mobilization Nation

It is no secret that mobile devices account for a large amount of distracted time throughout the work day. How many times do you have to self-regulate your mobile use to ensur...

02-07-2018

Advantages of Progressive Web Applications

Progressive web apps are a game-changer for software development. In the past, application development meant having knowledge of native languages such as Java, Objective-C or ...

26-06-2018

How Integration Simplifies Your Life

Many organizations struggle with the complications that come along with having a variety of disconnected and disjointed systems. While the cheaper decision in the beginning ma...

23-04-2018

Advancements in Integration

Communication is of vital importance in the business environment. Communication between colleagues, managers and departments allows for information sharing that contributes to...

23-04-2018

Software Architecture and The Cloud

Has the promise of the Cloud Arrived? For business, new software tools can dramatically impact your efficiency and provide new ways in which to engage your customer.  Providi...

15-03-2018

Sanitizing Your Data

If you do any PHP programming that includes writing data to or reading data from a database, then it’s important to keep an eye on how you are entering data into your data...

26-10-2017

Understanding Software In Just 5 YouTube Videos

There are some people in this world who could sit down with you and discuss every aspect of software development from theory to practical uses with ease. There are some pe...

15-06-2017

How Software Can Help You Live Better Life

What Exactly Is a Better Life? The first thing that we should determine is what exactly is a better life? Does a better life mean you have more money? More family time? M...

05-07-2017

If Programming Languages Were Everyday People

Like yourself, I have contemplated a lot about coding languages. Why are there so many? Which one is best? Why are some so difficult to use? If coding languages were peopl...

12-10-2016

How To Speed Up Your Webpages

What in the world has happened to websites? Gone are the days of just giving visitors information. Now, a full on digital experience is what designers and developers a...

28-09-2016

Must Have Chrome Extensions For Web Developers

There is no better feeling in the world than doing what you love. Some people hang out with their dogs. Some people do Yoga. Some people watch four seasons of The Big Bang...

12-08-2016

Ingenious Uses Of The Most Popular APIS Pt. 2

This is Part 2 of this blog series. If you have already read Part 1, then you can skip the next few paragraphs and scroll right down to Most Popular APIs. If you have not...

31-03-2016

Ingenious Uses Of The Most Popular APIS Pt. 1

Whether you are a CIO or a small business owner, whether it is for a mobile app or your website, these APIs seem to be continuously appearing everywhere. Today, we are goi...

30-03-2016

What is the APPeal of APPs?

It APPears to me that there is an App for everything today. It is APParent that while the merits of these tools can be very APPetizing, they are not APPLicable for all...

24-03-2016

Advantages Of Integrating Your Mobile Workforce

What does integrating your workforce mean? What will I gain from mobile integration? Why does mobile integration matter? These are the important questions that customers ...

17-03-2016

Best Resources For HTML Beginners

A basic understanding of HTML – this simple request is appearing on many job postings for careers that require very different skillsets. Whether it be the customary HTML d...

10-03-2016

The REAL Reason API's are the Greatest

Planet of the APIs First off, what is an API? There are plenty of detailed courses and articles all over the internet that describe the technical components of how API's ...

17-02-2016

The Benefits of a Website Built with Responsive Web Design

Responsive web design is a relatively new approach to web design that seeks to optimize the web browsing experience for multiple devices. With the rise of smartphone and t...

11-02-2016

5 Reasons Why Your Website Must Be Mobile-Friendly

The world is shifting into a mobile dominated sphere – everywhere you look, people are accessing the internet via their smartphones, websites are being optimized for mobil...

09-02-2016

The Benefits of Web-based Applications

Modernizing today’s business systems by switching to web-based applications yields a wide range of business advantages over traditional desktop applications. What is a We...

08-12-2015

10 Tactics to Increase the Quality of Your Website

A website is one of the most important tools a business can have. It's the main point of access to your products, services, contact information and so much more. Now the q...

08-12-2015

The Top 5 Reasons Why We No Longer Support Internet Explorer 8 (The Curse of IE8…

It’s that festive time of year here at CoreSolutions Software – our pumpkin is ready for the carvin’, the leaves are changing colors and everyone at the office is chatt...

25-10-2015

Accessing RESTful API’s

HTTP has been around for a long time and is universally used in many languages. This article will help you understand what a RESTful Web service is and how to leverage one...

29-09-2015

An Intro to SEO

One of the things we get asked about all the time when working on new websites and development projects is, “What is SEO?” It seems that most people think SEO, or Sear...

21-08-2015

Why You Need a Web Design Company

This is a great question and one I hear often when people ask what I do for a living. The simple answer is that you may not need one – it really depends on what your visio...

12-08-2015

The Soft Launch – The Secret to Successful Launches

“When you're getting ready to launch into space, you're sitting on a big explosion waiting to happen.” – Sally Ride, American Astronaut Though we are not building spa...

07-08-2015

6 Common Development Hurdles – And How to Get Over Them

Simplifying your day - It’s a topic of great contention. Have you ever wished that some of your day-to-day tasks could be eliminated or at least automated? We all know ...

05-08-2015

Device, Device, Device – An Age of Responsive Web Design

Today while visiting a website on my smartphone, I noticed an issue that seems to be very common nowadays. When I visit a website on my smartphone and it is not optimi...

28-07-2015

PhoneGap and Restrictions of Offline Storage

An Introduction In an increasingly interconnected world, people have often forgotten an important use-case for a user, which is going offline. The question then becom...

13-07-2015

Tips and Tricks For Making Your Website Accessible

Web design has become and will continue to be one of the most dynamic branches of graphic design. There are thousands upon thousands of pages of information on the topic a...

03-06-2015

Software Integrations: Industry Facts, Stats & Predictions [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here at CoreSolutions, this month is our Core Integrations month. We have sent out great resources for our readers including Advantages of Integrating Your Mobile Workforc...

28-03-2016

The Problem with Google’s reCAPTCHA

Most people know that the main use of Google’s reCAPTCHA software is to stop bots from entering spam messages or brute forcing passwords. What a lot of people don’t know i...

14-05-2015

WSO2 WSF 2.1.0 Non-Threadsafe Extension for PHP 5.3 on Windows

The WSO2 WSF extension for PHP is a web service extension for PHP and one of the only extensions that we have come across that can handle MTOM web services. Unfortunately...

30-07-2013

Autoloading Classes

If you’ve done any object oriented programming in PHP, then you are used to creating class files and having to include them in your webpages. There are a couple of ways yo...

06-12-2012

Preventing CSRF With a Session Variable

Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is a growing concern for web developers as more and more viruses and malicious scripts are created in an attempt to surpass web based aut...

20-06-2012

Tips for Recognizing Unexpected Behaviour in FileMaker’s PHP API

Recently, I’ve been working on a project that takes an existing FileMaker database, and adds a custom PHP front-end for access via the web. Fortunately, FileMaker offers a...

21-03-2012

Adding Autocomplete To Your Searches

Autocomplete is a feature that’s been around for a while. We’ve seen this in sites like Amazon, Google and YouTube – try entering the letters ‘st’ in Amazon’s search field...

22-02-2012

Sending an HTTP Request in PHP Without cURL

Most people who want to send page requests from PHP use the cURL library, but making sure that the cURL library is installed on the server is not always possible. You don’...

03-02-2012

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