real IDE and syntax highlighting for writing scripts & custom functions

Discussion created by tekguides on Sep 28, 2012

In my country FileMaker organized some Product Preview Events shortly before FileMaker 12 was introduced.


At this event we asked during the Q&A section whether they planned to introduce a better IDE including at least some of the standard features every modern IDE exhibits. In particular, we mentioned syntax highlighting, auto-completion and copy-pasting (not only custom functions but also) scripts to a text editor so that they can be managed in a code-versioning system.


We were actually surprised that a cheer went up from a large proportion of the attending developers after we had asked our question.

As we all know, these features are not included in FM12.


Would you welcome them, too?