Filemaker has a point and click programming interface. It just gets in the way.
I spent more time perusing the dialog and sub-dialog boxes to try and figure
out how to add 1 to a variable that contains 1, that I found myself saying,
"Can't I just type a formula??"
I gave up on Filemaker.
On Oct 5, 2016, at 10:22 , Richard Gaskin
Like Bill Appleton told me shortly after he left his point-and-click authoring
tool CourseBuilder behind to make SuperCard, there's a limit on the complexity
of systems that can be expressed clearly in any point-and-click UI, and
ultimately code becomes the more readable option for any but the most trivial
After all, how many point-and-click tools used their point-and-click tool to
build their IDE? :)
Today most of the point-and-click are gone, even the industry-leading
Authorware, while scripting language have taken over much of the world to
dominate applications development.
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