Six Fried Rice

Web Apps for the Future

Six Fried Rice

Web Development for Business Solutions

Welcome. Six Fried Rice brings power and simplicity to individuals, workgroups, enterprise, and the web through custom web applications and expert advice.

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The OnObjectValidate Trigger

FileMaker 11 added just one new object trigger, and it is a strange little dude: `OnObjectValidate`. This trigger fires after you edit a field, before it is validated. If you thought FileMaker already had enough after-you-change-a-field triggers, you were mistaken. In this article, I explain how the various field triggers fit together and why `OnObjectValidate` ... Read more
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Pop: Goes the…um…Variable

We start our return to semi-regular writing with a small-but-awesome custom function: `Pop`. If you grew up in the American mid-west like me you might think I’m talking about [soda|soda pop|coke|soft drinks]. But I’m actually talking about [stacks][pop]. In the computer science world, `pop` means to take something off the top of a list, and ... Read more
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Here, at the End of All Things

Let me start by saying: “Ouch.” It has been far, far, far too long since our last article. Someone much wiser than me once said something like this: “My only comfort is that I tried. My only regret is that I failed.” I’ll leave it at that. In short order, I’ll be posting our first ... Read more
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Six Fried Rice Methodology Part 2 – Anchor Buoy and Data Structures

In the last post about the Six Fried Rice methodology I went over the concept of data separation and why we use it.  That is essentially the starting point for how we structure the files of our system.  One file contains all of the UI components and scripts for the system while a second file ... Read more
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Using Global Variables for List Selections

A funny thing happened while I was stumped over the question of how to allow one of our clients to select and deselect multiple items in a list.  Multiple people would be using the list at the same time.  I was struck by the fact that I’ve been making something more complicated than it needs ... Read more
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Dynamic Finds in FileMaker 10

In an earlier article we explored an [isolation technique][isolate] that was specifically designed to work on ID’s and that’s it. There is a lot more that can be done with the new `Set Field By Name` step and in this article we’ll take a look at a slightly more complex but much more versatile search ... Read more
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We've built custom web applications for dozens of businesses and non-profit organizations and we're getting pretty darn good at it.


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Why Web Applications?

Although we work with many technologies, in most cases, after analysis, our customers decide a web-based application best meets their needs. Usually, they are unfamiliar with this type of development before the project starts, but the benefits speak for themselves.

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