Breaking the Monolith: Optimizing FileMaker with Distributed Architecture

Often, as FileMaker developers, we default to solving every problem within the FileMaker environment simply because it’s what we know best. However, it’s crucial to recognize that while FileMaker can handle a wide range of tasks, it might not always be the most efficient choice for every function. This tendency to rely on familiar tools and approaches can limit our solutions’ effectiveness and scalability.

A common adage captures this mindset well: “If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.” This perspective can hinder innovation and optimization. Instead, we should explore integrating external microservices and other technologies, keeping FileMaker at the core but enhancing its capabilities with specialized tools. By doing so, we can build more robust, efficient, and scalable solutions.

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