FMburgh Survey Results for February 2022

Following the February meeting of FMburgh (the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group), we asked the attendees about their FileMaker-centric New Year’s resolutions and how they start a new project. We also discovered that FileMaker developers love snacking on Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Doritos.

Q1) With the new year now one month old, which FileMaker-centric resolutions do you plan to pursue for the balance of 2022? (Check all that apply)

12.5% – Insert more script comments.
12.5% – Make use of FileMaker Add-Ons.
12.5% – Convert older solutions to use more Card windows.
25.0% – Learn JavaScript to enhance my FileMaker solutions.
25.0% – Use FileMaker with/as a RESTful API.
37.5% – Embrace JSON as a way to pass parameters and store data in scripts.
50.0% – Incorporate Apple’s Core ML to build smarter solutions.

Q2) How do you create a new FileMaker solution? (Check all that apply.)

0.00% – Select one of the ‘Starter’ solutions available with Claris FileMaker 19.
12.5% – Use one of the ‘Sample’ solutions available with Claris FileMaker 19.
12.5% – Begin with one of the FileMaker Templates found on the Claris Marketplace.
37.5% – Convert from the Excel spreadsheet the client is trying to use.
37.5% – Start with the older solution the client has.
50.0% – Modify an existing starter solution you have built or obtained from a third party.
62.5% – Start building from scratch.

Q3) In honor of February’s status as National Snack Food Month (and the upcoming Super Bowl), which of these popular snack foods are also among your favorites? (Check all that apply.)

12.5% – Hershey’s Candy Bar
12.5% – Ritz Crackers
25.0% – M & M’s (plain or peanut)
25.0% – Peanuts
37.5% – Chocolate Chip Cookies
37.5% – Oreo Cookies
37.5% – Pringles
50.0% – Potato Chips
62.5% – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
75.0% – Doritos


If you responded to the February 2022 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 March’s survey.