FMburgh Survey Results for September 2022

Following the September meeting of FMburgh (the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group), we asked the attendees how ofter they use JSON in their Claris FileMaker solutions and where they go to learn and improve their FileMaker skills. We also learned more Claris FileMaker developers see themselves as Marvin the Martian than any other Looney Tunes character.

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

0.00% – I’ve been using JSON since before we had native functions.
57.1% – Now that we have native JSON functions, I don’t know how I would build my solutions without it.
14.3% – I can see the possibilities, but I’m still getting comfortable with the syntax and using the functions.
0.00% – My FileMaker solutions are not complicated enough to require me to parse JSON objects.
28.6% – 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.)

0.00% – Use the Claris Academy training materials
14.3% – Listen to the various FileMaker podcasts
14.3% – Read FileMaker Magazine
42.9% – Attend FileMaker training class(es) offered by Claris partners
42.9% – Visit the community forums to either post a question or look for something that has already been answered
57.1% – Attend FMburgh
57.1% – Exchange ideas with co-workers and/or a mentor
57.1% – Jump into the deep end of the pool by opening the application and building your database
57.1% – Read blog posts on various FileMaker topics
57.1% – Study the white papers published by Claris
57.1% – Watch webinars hosted by Claris International, Inc. and Others
71.4% – Attend the Claris Engage conference

Q3) Which Looney Tunes character best describes your personality? (Or, at a minimum, which one is your favorite?)

14.3% – Bugs Bunny
0.00% – Daffy Duck
0.00% – Porky Pig
0.00% – Elmer Fudd
14.3% – Yosemite Sam
0.00% – Foghorn Leghorn
0.00% – Sylvester
0.00% – Tweety
0.00% – Pepé Le Pew
14.3% – Tasmanian Devil
42.9% – Marvin the Martian
0.00% – Road Runner
14.3% – Wile E. Coyote


If you responded to the September 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 October’s survey.