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Complementary Technologies/Platforms/Code to FileMaker

Question asked by macwombat on Feb 24, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 28, 2016 by macwombat

In a different thread wimdecorte said "I do a fair bit of C# and Ruby coding".  I've noticed a lot of experienced FM developers and FM development houses integrate FM with other technologies/platforms/code.


I've only worked professionally as a developer for the last 5 years.  My background is not IT.  I'm a Pastor, but currently part time, so have been supporting my family with FM development work.  Given the time constraints of the above, I've been wondering for some time if I should try to pick up some additional skills that would be complementary to FM, or just concentrate on FM alone.  I did a few online lessons in PHP a couple of years ago and started to have a look at Xcode, but haven't pursued anything further.


My questions to the FM community:

1.  Is there a future for an FM developer who doesn't have skills in complementary technologies/platforms/code?

2.  If I was to invest the time into learning something else what would be the best thing to learn.


Looking forward to hearing what others think?