FileMaker has announced that 40,000 units of FileMaker Developer 5.5 have shipped in the first few weeks of the product's release.

Dominique Goupil, FileMaker president, said: "We see IT departments pressured to do more with less. FileMaker Developer tools enable corporate and commercial developers to quickly and affordably meet their workgroups' data-management and sharing needs."

FileMaker Developer 5.5 is the company's databasing solution for developers creating bespoke FileMaker databases for workgroups and the Web. New features include the Database Design Report for documenting the structure of solutions; a new Script Debugger for testing scripts within a FileMaker solution; and a new Developer tool for creating stand-alone and Kiosk-mode solutions.

FileMaker Developer 5.5 costs £429 (including VAT).