FileMaker Pro Development is Not ALL Fun and Games, Or Is It!?
July 18th, 2013
Serious FileMaker Pro® Development. Tic-Tac-Toe: A Challenge of Unspoken Requirements
In a recent FileMaker Pro development stress-relieving exercise, our FileMaker Pro developers were offered a simple challenge to create a Tic-Tac-Toe game using FileMaker Pro while following a few basic requirements:
The Quality must be apparent in the user interface. It doesn’t have to look stunning…just clean, consistent, fun and professional.
Creativity should be apparent behind the scenes. Step out of your normal routine and challenge yourself to use techniques demonstrating modern advancements in your development platform. Try to complete the task with as few fields, scripts, and table occurrences as possible, while still maintaining a structure that’s reasonably approachable by an average FileMaker developer.
Games will be played by a single user against the computer. The computer can make the first move of each game, and must at least be smarter than choosing the next move by random selection of available spaces.
Use of X and O is the norm, what fun can we have using other images?
This limited scope for such a well-known game could allow plenty of time for creative techniques, and would likely result in similar solutions…or so we thought!