FMburgh Survey Results for May 2022

Following the May meeting of FMburgh (the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group) and our Would You Rather…? roundtable discussion, we asked the attendees which development techniques they plan to adopt. Then, we asked which new features of FileMaker 19 provide the most benefit to users and developers. Finally, we learned that FileMaker developers love their superhero movies and feel the need – the need for speed.

Q1) Having attended the “Would You Rather…?” roundtable discussion, you… (Select all that apply)

0.00% – Plan to begin using global repeating fields in all of your solutions just because you can.
12.5% – Want to incorporate the ‘Set Field by Name’ script step in your coding as a way to introduce abstraction into your scripts.
12.5% – Will create new forms instead of replicating existing multi-part forms that can only be sent to a dot matrix printer.
37.5% – Vow to use a button bar and a slide control as an alternative to tab control panels.
62.5% – Are going to embrace the ‘Insert from URL’ script step as the go-to method for sending HTML formatted emails.
62.5% – Plan to answer all future questions by saying “It depends.”

Q2) May 2022 marks the two year anniversary of the release of Claris FileMaker 19. Which new feature(s) of the platform have provided the most benefit to you as the user and/or developer of FileMaker solutions? (Check all that apply)

12.5% – Build and leverage drag and drop add-ons
12.5% – Create apps directly in FileMaker Cloud
12.5% – Create smarter apps with Apple’s Core ML
12.5% – JavaScript integration
12.5% – Siri Shortcuts support in FileMaker Go
25.0% – Execute FileMaker Data API script step
37.5% – Card Window support in FileMaker WebDirect
37.5% – Host FileMaker Server on Linux
50.0% – Getting incremental updates every 3-6 months instead of having to wait for 2 years for the next major release.

Q3) Which of these highly anticipated Hollywood blockbusters are on your “must see” list for 2022? (Check all that apply)

0.00% – Amsterdam
0.00% – Avatar: The Way of Water
0.00% – Bullet Train
0.00% – Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers
0.00% – Don’t Worry Darling
0.00% – The Bob’s Burgers Movie
12.5% – Elvis
12.5% – Minions: The Rise of Gru
25.0% – Halloween Ends
25.0% – Lightyear
37.5% – Black Adam
37.5% – DC League of Super-Pets
50.0% – Shazam! Fury of the Gods
50.0% – The Gray Man
62.5% – Blank Panther: Wakanda Forever
62.5% – Jurassic World: Dominion
75.0% – Top Gun: Maverick
87.5% – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
87.5% – Thor: Love and Thunder


If you responded to the May 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 June’s survey.