Experts, et al,
I have been writing code since 1983. I have written code in many computer languages on many different platforms. My degree is in Computer Science with emphasis in Computer Languages. I pick up proprietary languages fairly quickly; FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced is no exception (well...maybe). I've been coding FMP15A for three weeks now and have made leaps and bounds, I have one app in production as of early last week. I read the Community discussions and questions as well as other FMP15 online documentation and the "Missing Manual for FMP 14".
I have received or read advice from Beverly, Phil, Bruce, David, TS, Mike, and Kris (the coherent one) just to name a few and there are many. This community is outstanding; full of helpful, knowledgeable, patient, and unselfish members.
Everyday (Monday through Friday), once my normal daily tasks are completed, my projects are up-to-date, and all fires are extinguished, I jump into FMP15A. Everyday, I am overwhelmed by the vastness of FMP! Admittedly, it is going to take longer than I first expected to become proficient in FMP15A; don't get me wrong, I didn't think FMP was going to be a piece of cake. I figured I'd be proficient with FMP in three to four months. I think it will take longer; there's so much to learn. Example: Today, I read about security and using Active Directory for app authentication on the server. I did what the documentation said and (sadly) It didn't work. I will continue to work through it, trying this and that until...voila or defeat. I try not to post questions right away; I'd rather exhaust myself first.
My hat's off to those of you who aren't just knowledgeable put are also tolerant of us new to the family.