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Over the years we have written books, training materials, and contributed a wealth of tips, techniques, and demo files to the community. Be sure to visit our Blog, Labs, and Soliant TV for many more of our contributions as well.

FileMaker Training Series: Basics for FileMaker 14 book cover

FileMaker Training Series: Basics for FileMaker 14

by Doug Stojak and Martha Zink

FileMaker Training Series: Basics is a free downloadable ebook. It focuses on the features and benefits of the FileMaker Platform, takes students through the newest version, FileMaker 14, and will walk you through creating a database from scratch.

Get it from Apple iBooks

FileMaker Training Series: Advanced for FileMaker 14

FileMaker Training Series: Advanced for FileMaker 14

by Sara Severson, Bob Bowers, Dawn Heady, Doug Stojak, Martha Zink, Steve Lane, and Wim Decorte

The FileMaker Training Series: Advanced is targeted for more experienced developers and can help with studying for certification. The series covers all aspects of FileMaker development including calculations, scripting, server set up and more.

Get it from Apple iBooks

FileMaker Training Series: Basics for FileMaker 13

FileMaker Training Series: Basics for FileMaker 13

by Soliant Consulting

This ebook takes beginners through the FileMaker platform, how to use a FileMaker solution, and steps through building your first database.

FileMaker Training Series: Advanced for FileMaker 14

FileMaker Training Series: Advanced for FileMaker 13

by Sara Severson, Dawn Heady, Bob Bowers, Steve Lane, and Wim Decorte

A detailed, step-by-step manual that includes demo file, exercises, and videos to help guide you through the materials.

FileMaker 12 Developer Reference - Free Excerpt

Free Excerpt from the FileMaker 12 Developer Reference book

Learn how your company can benefit from extending your FileMaker Pro databases to your iPad and iPhone.

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FileMaker 12 Developer Reference

FileMaker 12 Developer Reference: Functions, Scripts, Commands, and Grammars

by Bob Bowers, Dawn Heady, Steve Lane, and Scott Love

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FileMaker Training Series - Master the essentials of FileMaker 12 book cover

FileMaker Training Series - Master the Essentials of FileMaker 12

by Bob Bowers, Steve Lane, Scott Love, Aaron Gutleben, and Sara Severson

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FileMaker Training Series - Master the essentials of FileMaker 11 book cover

FileMaker Training Series - Master the Essentials of FileMaker 11

by Bob Bowers, Steve Lane, and Scott Love

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FileMaker Training Series, FileMaker 10

FileMaker Training Series, FileMaker 10

by Bob Bowers, Steve Lane, and Scott Love

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FileMaker 9 Developer Reference book cover

FileMaker 9 Developer Reference - Functions, Scripts, Commands, and Grammars, with Extensive Custom Function Examples

by Bob Bowers, Steve Lane, and Scott Love

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FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference book cover

FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference

by Scott Love, Steve Lane, and Bob Bowers

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Special Edition Using FileMaker 8

Special Edition Using FileMaker 8

by Steve Lane, Scott Love, and Bob Bowers

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Special Edition Using FileMaker 7

by Steve Lane, Bob Bowers, Scott Love, and Chris Moyer

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Advanced FileMaker Pro 6 Web Development

Advanced FileMaker Pro 6 Web Development

by Bob Bowers and Steve Lane

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Advanced FileMaker Pro 5.5: Techniques for Developers

Advanced FileMaker 5.5: Techniques for Developers

by Chris Moyer and Bob Bowers

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FileMaker Advisor Magazine

FileMaker Advisor Magazine

Bob Bowers, CEO and founding partner of Soliant Consulting, served as Contributing Editor of FileMaker Advisor Magazine for more than a decade; additionally, our partners and consultants have published numerous articles for Advisor Magazine.