FileMaker Inc. Monday released
FileMaker XML Central, a resource for IT professionals and Web developers
designed to provide essential documentation that details the XML support
available in FileMaker Pro.
FileMaker XML Central also includes instructional examples and useful
links for learning more about XML and XML formatting technologies.
XML Central’s XML documentation and examples will also be included in the
forthcoming FileMaker Developer 5, scheduled to ship in April. Both products
equip IT professionals and Web developers to deploy an XML solution using
dynamic data from their FileMaker Pro 5 database.
The addition of XML to FileMaker Developer 5 is an attempt to provide
users with a more powerful, higher performing, and more customizable
solution that will allow them to
build custom Web interfaces and exchange data with FileMaker Pro.
XML and other industry open standards, like the FileMaker JDBC driver,
are key components of the new FileMaker Developer 5. FileMaker Developer 5
is targeted at professional Web developers looking for a platform on which
to publish dynamic data. The addition of XML technology also enables the
dynamic exchange of data between FileMaker Pro 5 databases and other
systems, like Oracle and SAP, a statement released by FileMaker said.
In addition to the XML documentation, examples, and a full working
version of FileMaker Pro 5 for Mac OS and Windows, FileMaker Developer 5
will offer a wide array of tools for FileMaker database customization;
royalty-free runtime distribution; and the capability to rename FileMaker
solution files and share FileMaker data using XML, JDBC, and ODBC.<
FileMaker Developer 5 will carry a suggested retail price of $499.
FileMaker is a subsidiary of Apple Computer Inc. (APPL). FileMaker provides database solutions for workgroups and individuals, from the desktop to the Web. Its flagship FileMaker Pro line of database
software provides relational power, instant and
custom Web publishing, and is simple to use.