There is an interesting article on the Wall Street Journal, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122411532152538495.html, regarding data privacy. This is something we've been mulling over and working on improving at Proof. In general, it's easy to get complacent and leave your laptop unattended and unencrypted. My absolute worst nightmare would be to find out that of our laptops grew legs! It's a Good Thing most of our customer data is stored on our SVN repository, safe behind good server security.
en route from Dallas back to Jacksonville...
This has been a tremendously successful DevCon for Proof. It was great to re-connect with so many amazing developers.
There is just so much exiting stuff that keeps coming out the community; I continue to be in awe by the creativity and quality of work by our peers.
The future looks very bright for FileMaker.I am also quite humbled by the fantastic reception of fmSpark. If we missed you at the conference, please do not hesitate to drop us a note.
fmSpark began with a simple thought: what if we could save our FileMaker letter templates in the database itself? What if all correspondence data were unified in a database so that you could go to one place to print letters, send emails or create labels and envelopes?
Keeping mail-merge templates in FileMaker layouts worked well for smaller tasks, but for larger multi-user applications it wasn't ideal. Layouts proliferated, people lost track of their templates, it was difficult to individualize the letters after they were merged, and the list of challenges went on.