FileMaker, Inc. exploits XML for FileMaker Pro 5 and FileMaker Pro 5
Unlimited with launch of FileMaker XML Central
IT professionals and web developers may now leverage the power of XML
within FileMaker Pro 5 and FileMaker Pro 5 Unlimited by visiting FileMaker
XML Central (http://www.filemaker.com/xml).
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – March 20, 2000 – FileMaker, Inc. today announced the
immediate availability of FileMaker XML Central. A comprehensive resource
for IT professionals and web developers, FileMaker XML Central provides
essential documentation that details the Extensible Markup Language (XML)
support in FileMaker Pro. It also includes instructional examples and
useful links for learning more about XML and XML formatting technologies.
The XML documentation and examples will also be included in the forthcoming
FileMaker Developer 5, planned for shipment in April. They immediately
equip IT professionals and Web developers to deploy an XML solution using
dynamic data from their FileMaker Pro 5 database. With XML, FileMaker
Developer 5 will 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.
“FileMaker has embraced open standards and technology, including XML, and
we want our customers, especially IT professionals and Web developers to
bundle the speed and functionality of XML with the scalability enhancements
in FileMaker Pro 5 Unlimited for the fastest FileMaker-backed Web sites,”
said Antony Campitelli, Director, Product Management, FileMaker, Inc.
“FileMaker XML Central provides customers with the earliest opportunity to
learn, test, and develop using FileMaker XML supported products.”
XML and other industry open standards, like the FileMaker JDBC driver, are
key components of the new FileMaker Developer 5, targeted at professional
Web developers who are looking for a platform to publish dynamic data. The
addition of XML technology also enables dynamic data exchange between
FileMaker Pro 5 databases and other systems, like Oracle and SAP.
Availability and Pricing
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 also
offer a wide array of tools for FileMaker database customization;
royalty-free runtime distribution; the ability to rename FileMaker solution
files and share FileMaker data using XML, JDBC and ODBC. FileMaker
Developer 5 will have a suggested retail price of $499 (US).
FileMaker Inc. is a worldwide leader in database solutions for workgroups
and individuals, from the desktop to the Web. Its award-winning FileMaker
Pro line of database software provides relational power, instant and custom
Web publishing and legendary ease-of-use. FileMaker, Inc., is a subsidiary
of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).
Customer Contact: 1-800-325-2747