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FMburgh Survey Results for December 2020

Following the December meeting of  FMburgh (the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group), we asked the attendees and the larger Claris FileMaker community a few questions to understand how they use FileMaker and its many features. We also asked what holiday movies and specials everyone likes to watch. While “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was the top vote-getter, almost 50 % of those surveyed included “Die Hard” on their list, confirming that it IS indeed a Christmas movie. All of the answers revealed at the February 2021 meeting of FMburgh are listed below.

Q1) Outside of FileMaker, which programming language(s) have you learned along the way? (Check all that apply)

0.00% – Java
11.11% – LISP
11.11% – Pearl
11.11% – Python
11.11% – Ruby
22.22% – COBOL
22.22% – Swift
33.33% – C / C++ / C#
33.33% – Pascal
44.44% – JavaScript
44.44% – PHP
55.56% – Fortran
77.78% – BASIC

Q2) With six months to evaluate the platform, which new feature(s) of Claris FileMaker 19 have provided the most benefit to you as the user and/or developer of FileMaker solutions? (Check all that apply)

0.00% – Create smarter apps with Apple’s Core ML
0.00% – Siri Shortcuts support in FileMaker Go
16.67% – Create apps directly in FileMaker Cloud
33.33% – Host FileMaker Server on Linux
50.00% – Build and leverage drag and drop add-ons
50.00% – Execute FileMaker Data API script step
66.67% – Card Window support in FileMaker WebDirect
66.67% – JavaScript integration

Q3) During the holiday season, which Christmas movies and/or TV specials are on your “Must See” list? (Check all that apply)

0.00% – The Polar Express
11.11% – The Nightmare Before Christmas
22.22% – A Christmas Story
22.22% – Elf
22.22% – Miracle on 34th Street
22.22% – Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
22.22% – The Santa Clause
22.22% – White Christmas
33.33% – Home Alone
33.33% – It’s a Wonderful Life
44.44% – Die Hard
44.44% – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
44.44% – Scrooged
44.44% – The Muppet Christmas Carol
55.56% – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
66.67% – A Charlie Brown Christmas


If you responded to the December 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 February’s survey.

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