FMburgh Survey Results for September 2021

Following the September meeting of FMburgh (the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group), we asked the attendees how often they JSON in their FileMaker solutions. We also asked them which methods they use to learn and improve their FileMaker development skills. Finally, we learned that the majority of FileMaker developers see themselves as Leonard Hofstadter from Big Bang Theory. All of the answers revealed at the October 2021 meeting of FMburgh are listed below.

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

0.00% – I’ve been using JSON since before we had native functions.
12.5% – Now that we have native JSON functions, I don’t know how I would build my solutions without it.
25.0% – I can see the possibilities, but I’m still getting comfortable with the syntax and using the functions.
50.0% – My FileMaker solutions are not complicated enough to require me to parse JSON objects.
12.5% – 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)

12.5% – Use the Claris Academy training materials
37.5% – Attend FileMaker training class(es) offered by Claris partners
50.0% – Listen to the various FileMaker podcasts
50.0% – Read blog posts on various FileMaker topics
50.0% – Study the white papers published by Claris
75.0% – Visit the community forums to either post a question or look for something that has already been answered
75.0% – Jump into the deep end of the pool by opening the application and building your database
87.5% – Attend the Claris Engage conference
87.5% – Attend FMburgh
100% – Watch webinars hosted by Claris International, Inc. and Others
100% – Exchange ideas with co-workers and/or a mentor

Q3) Of these main characters from “Big Bang Theory”, which one are you? (Or, at a minimum, which one do you identify with the most?)

12.5% – Penny
0.00% – Amy Farah Fowler
12.5% – Bernadette Rostenkowski
12.5% – Sheldon Cooper
50.0% – Leonard Hofstadter
0.00% – Howard Wolowitz
12.5% – Raj Koothrappali


If you responded to the September 2021 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.