You realize how strong and active the FileMaker user community is when you learn about the annual Developer's Cup competition. During the Developer Conference, this friendly event gathers a small group of FileMaker developers from the pool of applicants. On one evening of the conference, these developers are given a series of timed, technical challenges. The winner is awarded the Cup for that year.
In 2015, the winning developer was Honza Koudelka. He has posted a description of his experience, noting the strategies he used and the benefits of competing and winning.
Honza describes the most valuable takeaway as a confirmation of his company's good design practice — clear and precise understanding of the customer's (or the competition judge's) requirements for a product. You can read on the company website for more details about his championship performance.
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