Director Steve Winter presented his session title ‘Explore cURL for FileMaker’ at the Scandanavia FileMaker Developer Conference in Helsingør, Denmark.
FileMaker’s robust functionality can be supplemented with a Web Service (or API) to help solve pretty much any task. But sometimes accessing those APIs through http(s) doesn’t provide the flexibility needed. One example of this is if you need to send custom authentication headers or to use a protocol other than HTTP.
In this session, you’ll begin to explore cURL for FileMaker. Developers in other ecosystems have long been able to call on the power of cURL and you’ll learn how to make it work for you.
– Accessing external APIs using InsertFromURL and cURL – Implementing simple sync using cURL and the FileMaker REST API
– POST, GET, PUT and DELETE the ‘crud’ of API communication
– What OAuth is, why it matters, and how to make it work in FileMaker