Thank You very much for sharing!
Great reading, thanks Nick.
Thank you for sharing Nick!
On Jul 23, 2015, at 1:35 AM, NickLightbody wrote
Here is a link to download our dsBenchmark App.
This serves two purposes:
1. It provides a useful tool to measure and compare the performance of different server deployments
Here are links to two of the Chart Outputs it produces - with annotations:
2. It is an open file which showcases some of our techniques including ultra narrow tables, single data table, single data field etc, language management and designed for mobile first.
I hope that you find this interesting and useful.
...and here are links to the full set of all of my FileMaker Performance Paper - excluding the illustrations and navigation.
As noted previously, I am creating these responsive web pages using Filemaker and I have now to work how to automatically create the necessary navigation and how to insert images etc.
I will update these pages when I have found time to work those things out.
It took less than two hours to play with the formatting and adjust the Markdown text for these pages for publication as shown.
some really great insight in there Nick, a couple of interesting ones that are not obvious at first...
there are a couple go typos, do you want me to send them or leave it as a game??
Whichs one did you find most interesting?
Please send me the typos and I shall fix 'em.
The four pages now have a basic menu navigation system so only the first page needs distributing for those interested in these things.
Great job Nick.
I really appreciate the time and effort you have invested in this and above all - thanks for sharing.
The one point that got me and will force a re-think to scripting was:
Don't break up scripts into many small scripts unnecessarily since a single long script runs faster, and is far easier to follow, than the same script broken into many short scripts called in sequence.
FMP 1 to 6 all my scripts were small due to knowledge and technical constraints.
Since FMP7 and the ELSE IF statement, I have been building long, all-encompassing scripts.
When script folders appeared (FMP10?) I reverted back to smaller scripts organised into folders making each script easier to read compared to the long IF/ELSE IF scripts.
Now it looks like I need to reconsider my approach ... yet again.
only use them is sorter data sets >> shorter
a mixture of different types of FilemKaer Pro >> FileMaker
collects and the Fileamker Server Statistics
that will just take a few moments to correct, oh the joys of having total control over your website in FileMaker!
Even after using WordPress for several years I still get lost in its navigation.
I relied on Adobe GoLive for many years and then moved to Adobe Muse when it's level of deprecation became too great for it to continue to be viable.
The limitation with Muse is that it doesn't create responsive web pages, instead it enables you to produce three different sets of webpages for different sizes of device which makes maintenance and development more time-consuming than building a truly responsive site controlled entirely by CSS.
I'm wondering who else is doing this of stuff in FileMaker at present?
It will be interesting to compare notes and swap ideas?
Hope that all is well with you :-)
Interesting stuff and I shall read through and reply with anything pertinent that I or the rest of the team can come up with
p.s. I was looking at the devcon movie over the weekend that you put together back in 2004 - remember it ? :-)
Thanks yes very well and always interested in new projects?!
Gosh, yes I do remember, was it really so long ago. Why don't you start a new thread on this site and add my movie, as a comparison with the stuff people will doubtless upload from this year?
I have now published the whole of the current version of the performance paper through www.deskspace.com including the free open source dsBenchmark App and additional tuning resources.
The paper itself can be downloaded as a pdf and can be read in four pages of our new FM Generated responsive web format.
the main site is here: http://www.deskspace.com
the rw pages here: http://www.deskspace.com/fmsintro.html - which now has automatically generated navigation.
Thanks again for everyone's contribution to creating this new resource for the benefit of our community.