FMburgh Survey Results for October 2020

During the month of October, 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 wanted to know what everyone thinks of “The Mandalorian”. The answers revealed at the November 2020 meeting of FMburgh are outlined below.

Q1) When working on a FileMaker solution, which developer tasks do you typically enjoy? (Check all that apply.)

00.00% – Setting security permissions
07.69% – Writing cool functions
38.46% – Testing before giving it to the user
53.85% – Gathering system requirements from the user
53.85% – Writing scripts
61.54% – Defining tables and fields
61.54% – Getting user feedback and fine tuning the solution
76.92% – Creating layouts

Q2) When deploying a hosted FileMaker solution, what is your preferred hardware / server OS configuration for FileMaker Server?

15.38% – FileMaker Cloud running on AWS
07.69% – Mac Pro running the newest Mac OS
07.69% – Mac Mini running the newest Mac OS
00.00% – Dedicated (stand-alone) PC server hardware running Windows Server OS
46.15% – Virtualized (shared resources ) PC server hardware running Windows Server OS
07.69% – The spare computer sitting in the corner of the office that wasn’t doing anything else
07.69% – My installation does not require FileMaker Server
07.69% – Whatever is set up will do.

Q3) With Season 2 set to premiere on October 30 on Disney+, what did you love about “The Mandalorian” Season 1 (Check all that apply.)

07.69% – Sorry; I never got into watching any of the Star Trek TV shows.
07.69% – Carasynthia “Cara” Dune
07.69% – The music really sets the mood for each scene.
15.38% – I haven’t had the time to even think about watching it.
30.77% – It makes use of the Star Wars universe’s limitless story possibilities.
53.85% – “The Mandalorian” nails the “space western” genre.
53.85% – It perfectly combines familiar people and places from the movies with new characters and worlds.
61.54% – The production value makes it look like a mini-movie and not a TV show.
61.54% – The opportunities to use “This is the way.” in both casual conversation and work meetings abounds.
69.23% – The Mandalorian, or Mando to his friends, is both a complex and subtle lead character.
69.23% – Don’t you mean “The Baby Yoda Show”?


If you responded to the October 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 November’s survey.