updated 07:15 am EST, Tue January 9, 2007
FM Nexus at MWSF
FM::Nexus (booth 1236) Tuesday made several announcements for FileMaker developers, including a free analysis tool. The company shipped Inspector 1.6, an update to its diagnostic, debugging, and documenting tool for FileMaker. The tool analyzes the metadata of solutions built with FileMaker software and provides advanced information for developers, including a visual overview of basetables, table occurrences, layouts, scripts, fields, privilege sets and more. It is available for $400 (single-user license) or as a free (recommended) upgrade for existing users. The company also began demonstrating and accepting beta testers for Dragon Web Surveys (for building flexible surveys on the Web) and the FM::Nexus Web Services plug-in (for implementing standards-based interoperability with Web Services).
Finally, the company released InspectorLite, a free solution examination tool for FileMaker developers. "InspectorLite provides comprehensive search for anything in your solution, even across all calculation dialogs. Once an element is located, InspectorLite lets you hot link directly to it or drill down to view critical information in an element's detail windows. You can compare InspectorLite analyses of different versions of your solution to spot differences. It even lets you view security items from a logged-in perspective."