Useful learning and reference materials.
Trial Software — A 45-day trial to find out if FileMaker will help you create your solution quickly. (When eric got his trial years ago, it was only 30 days, but it didn't even take him half of that to create his first working solution: cross-platform, multiuser, interdepartmental, and network-shared.)
Learning Center — Most of what you need to get started is online.
FileMaker Group at SJSU — Discussion group for FileMaker users, developers, and trainees at San José State University
DIGFM — Developer Interest Group for FileMaker at FileMaker, Inc. headquarters in Santa Clara. Meets first Thursdays of the month at 6:30pm and starts streaming the presentation online at 7pm. (SJSU's very own eric is co-chair of this user group)
FileMaker Community — Worldwide FileMaker developer and user Community.