Not sure why this was tagged as a question.
If you're interested in chatting sometime, I can do a review with how I tested for WebDirect speed in an attempt to corroborate FMI's posted 25% speed increase from 13 to 14.
It may be something you're interested in adding to your test suite. PM me if interested.
Also, you might want to cross post this to modularfilemaker.org since it could be useful housed in multiple places to locate it.
Thank you! This resource will be great fun to test. I've just put it on a v12 server, Windows and given it two runs on a WS with Windows 7. First with FMPA 14.04 and then with FMPA 12.04.
Interestingly, most v14 tests ran slower than FMPA 12 on FMS 12. Exceptions: Find portal was about 20% faster, find also faster; delete, add string and sort string 5 - 10% faster. The surprise was that the v14 Sort test was much slower. (450%)
I'll try it on some other servers over the next few days as opportunities present. Probably all FMS 13.
Suggestion: that the file include a print layout. I added one to my copy, as it is useful for comparisons.
Compare, FMS 12 vs FMS 14v4
Clarifying: I don't currently have an FMS v14
Interestingly, I got surprisingly different results when I reran the tests when the server had a significantly heavier load (more users doing more things). Reran the tests a few times.
On the local WS, all the 14.04 tests were a bit faster this time, than the comparative v12 tests. I realise that it'll never be a perfectly level field (too much unpredictable stuff going on on the network (IT) plus a lot of hosted databases plus WAN users, but the sheer changeability of results was interesting. I'll aim to redo it again next week, at our quietest point.
would you be willing to post scores?
Reran the tests on the v12 server at its (almost) quietest point, for FMP v12 and v14.
Huh. Almost no difference at all between v12 and v14 at the WS, yet *both* were marginally slower than last week during a 'busy period' on the server. In other words, both were slightly slower when there was virtually no competing usage on the server.
That said, the v14 was (mostly) fractionally faster than it had been the previous week.
My guess would be that IT have made a relevant (small) network change in the intervening days.