FMburgh Survey Results for September 2020

During the month of September, we asked the attendees of FMburgh (the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group) and the larger Claris FileMaker community a few questions to understand how they use FileMaker and its many features. We also asked a non-technical question to help us learn a little bit about our members. The answers revealed at the October 2020 meeting of FMburgh are outlined below.

Q1) How often do you use JSON in your FileMaker solutions?

20.00% – I’ve been using JSON since before we had native functions.
40.00% – Now that we have native JSON functions, I don’t know how I would build my solutions without it.
0.00% – I can see the possibilities, but I’m still getting comfortable with the syntax and using the functions.
20.00% – My FileMaker solutions are not complicated enough to require me to parse JSON objects.
20.00% – I think JSON is as scary as Freddy Krueger so I avoid using it all costs.

Q2) Which methods have you used to learn and improve your FileMaker development skills? (Check all that apply.)

20.00% – Use the Claris Academy training materials
30.00% – Attend FileMaker training class(es) offered by Claris partners
30.00% – Listen to the various FileMaker podcasts
30.00% – Study the white papers published by Claris
40.00% – Jump into the deep end of the pool by opening the application and building your database
60.00% – Read blog posts on various FileMaker topics
60.00% – Exchange ideas with co-workers and/or a mentor
60.00% – Visit the community forums to either post a question or look for something that has already been answered
70.00% – Watch webinars hosted by Claris International, Inc. and Others
70.00% – Attend FMburgh
90.00% – Attend the Claris Engage conference

Q3) With fall quickly approaching, which activities do you enjoy at this time of the year? (Check all that apply.)

10.00% – Find your way through a corn maze
20.00% – Watch college and/or high school football
20.00% – Decorate your house for Halloween
50.00% – Sit around a bonfire with family and friends
50.00% – Eat and/or drink anything with pumpkin spice in it
80.00% – Watch the leaves turn colors


If you responded to the September 2020 survey, we thank you for your participation. And whether you did or not, we also thank you for checking out the results. To join in on the fun, click here to submit your answers for October’s survey.