What You Can Expect

  • Gain Knowledge

    Learn how to properly integrate a FileMaker solution with Google applications - Gmail, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks.

  • Expand Skill Set

    Develop valuable skills and learn new technologies that you can market to new and existing clients or users

  • Learn Quickly

    This course is the fastest and most effective way to learn how to master the gManipulator plug-in.

Watch the overview video

Stuart and Marc explain the benefits of the course.


Course curriculum

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I really need to take this course to learn how to use the gManipulator plug-in?

    No. You can learn how to perform integrations between FileMaker and Google using the gManipulator plug-in just by using our free tools such as the documentation and demo files. However, this course was created to significantly save you time - especially if you've never done anything like this before. This course will track your progress and train you step-by-step, even if this is your first time using a plug-in. There are a great many people who prefer to learn by way of video training versus reading the documentation​ or reverse engineering demo files. We see this method of training as a growing trend on how people prefer (and now expect) to learn.

  • I just started with FileMaker, will I succeed with this course?

    This course is designed for beginner through advanced FileMaker developers and it's not required that you know anything about plug-ins. We recommend that you know how to work with relationships and scripts before signing up. There are plenty of courses online to learn FileMaker

  • Do I need to purchase the gManipulator plug-in prior to joining this course?

    You could take the course using nothing more than a 30-day demo of the gManipulator. However, it would be far more convenient to use a fully licensed version of the gManipulator. Ultimately, any user who plans on doing Google integrations from their own desktop will need a fully licensed version of the plug-in. Note: the demo expires after 30 days and also becomes disabled after 2 hours of continuous use. You can reset the hourly clock by quitting FileMaker and getting back in.

  • Will this course have updates?

    The course will be an ever-evolving offering that starts with the basics at first and then later, throughout each year, more content will be added.

  • Why is this course a yearly subscription instead of a one-time fee for life?

    This course will be continuously evolving, updating and improving. We realize that some will want to keep their subscription renewed every year for continual reference, new content and lessons on updated plug-in features.

  • If I get stuck while trying to do my own integration for my company or for a customer, will there be free help provided?

    Yes and no. All questions will be read by the instructor where a determination will be made if help can be provided immediately (for free) or if the issue involves a much more labor intense answer therefore possibly requiring paid support. In general, help is always available from Productive Computing to answer the simplest question or to go further by providing professional consultation or even assist with the full integration. It has been our experience that it's not unusual for even the most advanced developers to ask for a helping hand every now and again.​

Prerequisites

This course assumes the following prerequisites:

  1. You are using windows computer with Windows 7, 8 or 10. (This course uses Server 2016 which is foundationally similar to Windows 10) or a computer with macOS 10.11-10.13.

  2. You have a working copy of FileMaker 17 or higher. (If you have a version of FileMaker 16, that's fine, but the course will use FileMaker 17).

  3. You have at least an intermediate knowledge of FileMaker to the point you can create fields, layouts, relationships, portals, calculations, and scripts. Much of this course will have us building files, scripts layouts and such from scratch but those parts where we build FileMaker schema will go by quickly. In other words, this course will not show you how to use FileMaker but rather how to take what you already know about FileMaker and apply that to using the gManipulator plug-in and making connections to Google. There are many online courses available to learn FileMaker if you need to learn that first.

  4. You have access to a Google account either free or paid.

Your Instructor

  • Stuart Hite

    Instructional Design Specialist

    Stuart Hite

    Stuart has been developing software for over 30 years, starting long before earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in 1992. For over 14 years, he was the primary in-house FileMaker developer and the top nationwide instructor for a large education organization. He has been featured in hundreds of live and online courses on many different topics. He now gets to combine his passion for teaching and love of software development into one. “I love breaking down complex projects into simple tangible concepts in fun way. Knowing that the student is going to be able to accomplish so much more in less time after my course brings a lot of fulfillment.” - Stuart Hite, Instructional Design Specialist, Productive Computing, Inc.

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