Have you noticed the number of more traditional software vendors making their hurried way to the web? Recently Quark, a desktop publishing program, made a move toward ECM and WCM integration
and now the venerable desktop database program FileMaker, is developing technology that provides an easy way to engineer data-driven web applications with their tools.The new technology, called the FileMaker API for PHP, enables developers to publish information from a FileMaker database to web sites. It will also allow storage of information in FileMaker gathered from the Web, and create new solutions combining a web-based front-end with a FileMaker back-end. FileMaker developers must be salivating.
And, it's a natural solution for PHP developers who can choose the new FileMaker technology in addition to, or in place of other database solutions for websites. FileMaker is showcasing this web-enabled technology during the Zend/PHP Conference (www.zendcon.com
) this week in San Jose, California.
"Our involvement in the PHP field is a result of strong developer interest for technology that lets them easily exchange dynamic data between a web front-end and a sophisticated back-end database," explains Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc.
Developers can now work with The FileMaker API for PHP (currently in beta) -- an interface that allows FileMaker information to be accessed via the PHP programming language. See www.filemaker.com/developers/resources/php/
FileMaker Pro combines graphical layout creation, scripting, and business logic programming in one development application. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc.