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The July/August (13.4) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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WWDC 2015 by Sam Rowlands
Amongst other news, Apple announced OSX "El Capitan" at their recent developers' conference. What does the new OS mean to Xojo users? Can you take advantage of El Capitan's new features now? Sam explains everything!

Overflow Errors by Markus Winter
We all make misakes, I mean, mistakes. But overflow errors are invisible and far too easy to overlook until your program doesn't work right. Find out what they are and how to stop them.

MacBook For Who by Sam Rowlands
Apple's latest single-port MacBook is controversial for trading power and expandability for thinness, but did the company find the right balance? Sam bought one and reveals how well it works for the Xojo developer.

Charting Personal Health by JC Cruz
As part of his ongoing personal health journal project, JC Cruz explains how to chart a user's health data.

Plus: making programming decisions, database design tools, OS updates, tips on DoubleClickTime and line endings, and much more.

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Year 13
Issue 13.4 ("El Capitan")
Issue 13.3 ("XDC 2015") Issue 13.2 ("Control Animation") Issue 13.1 ("iOS First Look")
 
Year 12
Issue 12.6 ("Cheap Web App Hosting") Issue 12.5 ("Yosemite") Issue 12.4 ("Game Center")
Issue 12.3 ("XDC 2014") Issue 12.2 ("Inefficiencies") Issue 12.1 ("Smart Localization")
Year 11
Issue 11.6 ("Apple About Box") Issue 11.5 ("Weeds") Issue 11.4 ("Blackjack")
Issue 11.3 ("XDC") Issue 11.2 ("PDF") Issue 11.1 ("PDF")
Year 10
Issue 10.6 ("Retina") Issue 10.5 ("Real World 2012") Issue 10.4 ("Extreme Programming")
Issue 10.3 ("Hashes") Issue 10.2 ("Assumption Approach") Issue 10.1 ("Reporting")

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August 28, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Tip of Day: ChartTime back to date object
16:34:00
We had today the question how to convert back from ChartDirector time to a Xojo date. To solve this, we got this example code for you: Function ChartTimeToDate(ChartTime as Double) As date static diff as double = 0.0 if diff = 0.0 then dim d2 ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Conferences 2015/2016
15:00:00
Upcoming FileMaker conferences: FileMaker Konferenz, German/English, 8th to 10th October 2015 in Hamburg, Germany, see filemaker-konferenz.com FileMaker Conference, Swedish/English, 12th to 13rd October in Gothenburg, Sweden, see devconscandinavia... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Windows Error codes
13:44:00
From time to time we have people ask what is -2147286786 or &h800F0216 and nobody knows quickly. So I put together a table on our website to show. Windows Error Codes Maybe worth a bookmark for future reference? ... [More]
August 26, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 5.3pr1
23:51:00
New in this prerelease of the 5.3 plugins: Changed Text.DecodeFromHex to ignore a prefix 0x in the text. Rewrote PHP plugin part to use PHP version 5.6.12 and work with 64-bit. Added new index parameter for SerialPort.Open function. Added new socke... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 15.3pr1
23:08:00
New in this prerelease of the 15.3 plugins: Rewrote PHP plugin part to use PHP version 5.6.12 and work with 64-bit. Added new 64-bit plugin for Mac covering Accounts, Social and EventKit classes. Added gamma option to QTPictureMovieTrackMBS class U... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
UDP Broadcast for FileMaker
11:58:00
With next MBS FileMaker plugin, we include now some broadcast helper functions. Once you have an UDP Socket created with Socket.NewUDPSocket function, you can switch it to broadcast most using Socket.SetBroadcast function. Now when you send package... [More]
August 24, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker DevCon Scandinavia 2015
11:20:00
Come to FileMaker Devcon Scandinavia 2015 and discover how to make the most of the FileMaker Platform and FileMaker 14. Choose from a variety of sessions on design, mobility, development, business and innovation. Join other FileMaker developers in... [More]
August 22, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
More than just a wrapper
22:25:00
Today I want to explain some differences between using a declare for a Cocoa function call and using MBS Plugins wrapper classes. You get automatic reference counting. The plugin takes care of memory management and makes sure all objects are release... [More]
August 19, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Conference, Scheveningen, 18th September 2015
13:13:00
We are pleased to announce our MBS Xojo Conference for 2015. This is an english speaking conference located in the middle of Europe between France, United Kingdom and Germany in the Netherlands. We reserved our conference room in Bad Hotel Schevenin... [More]
August 15, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Building plugins for Linux on ARM
00:06:00
Xojo Inc. announced support for raspberry pi. Well, actually I think they mean support for ARM CPUs running Linux, so this may not just work on the raspberry, but even on your iPhone if you install a linux there! Anyway, I spend a lot of time toda... [More]
August 14, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Training day for MBS Filemaker Plugin - next month
09:15:00
The people at denkform.de are hosting a training for our MBS Filemaker Plugin. So if you want to spend a day with us learning about our plugin, please join us. We make a guided tour and show you a couple of highlights and examples. Talk about what ... [More]
August 11, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Conferences and Meetings
13:28:00
Some conference and meetings are currently planned: First, we are considering doing a one day event in Netherlands on the coast. As you can read on the forum (forum.xojo.com/24703-little-xojo-conference-in-netherlands), we have a proposal and are cu... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker: Bottom Controls
11:18:00
Just added to the MBS Plugin. A way to put a plugin control on the bottom of the FileMaker window to hide the bottom controls. If you match the color of your design there, the controls get invisible. Currently OS X only, but maybe I can make it on ... [More]
August 06, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Tip of the day: AppendChildCopy
14:04:00
The XMLNode.AppendChild function in Xojo doesn't work well, if the new child is not part of the same xml tree as the old one. So if you need to copy from one XMLDocument to another, you need to copy the subtree. The function below does the copying a... [More]
August 04, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin 5.2 for OS X/Windows - More than 3200 Functions
12:22:00
Nickenich, Germany - (August 4th, 2015) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 5.2 for Mac OS X or Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently available for FileMak... [More]
July 31, 2015
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
What’s Next…
07:06:46
(Release 21 is a Web Edition only release, as there were no reported bugs or requested features for Desktop Edition since Release 20.) Is that really what you want to know? Well, for release 21 we will not only be pushing out our stability rewrite... [More]
July 07, 2015
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
More About the WE Rewrite
07:49:33
The rewrite is complete. The finishing touches were just put on earlier today, and we’re ready to move forward with our other goals for this release. If you’d like to know more about the causes and fixes present in the rewrite, read on. T... [More]
June 26, 2015
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
New Support Guarantee!
07:40:47
Now, with GraffitiSuite, if you* submit a bug or support request and don’t receive a response within 48-hours, you’ll receive six-months of free updates!**  This is all part of our plan to increase interaction and provide better support f... [More]
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
Calling All Customers!
06:50:03
Hello again! This time around, we’re looking for reviews.  Good, bad, in-between, doesn’t matter!  Let us know what you love or hate about GraffitiSuite by visiting our new Reviews page.  Every review will be taken seriously, and we’... [More]
June 23, 2015
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
Update on Rewrite Progress
20:18:55
Just a quick note to say that the heavy modifications to our Web Edition codebase are progressing as planned, and we hope for a release around the end of July.  Sometime shortly before then we will allow access to the beta package on this site. Also,... [More]
May 11, 2015
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
Web Rewrite in the Works
05:37:19
After many fixes aimed at increasing the stability of our Web Edition controls over the past year, and the resulting recurring issues, we are going to be making major changes to the Web Edition classes. At a future date, we will be releasing a near r... [More]
April 06, 2015
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
Release 20 Now Available
02:52:15
NOTE WEB This release addresses many compatability issues which were raised since Xojo 2014r3.1 NOTE WEB Debugging demo now also runs SSL on port 8081. CHANGE WEB Demo app reworked to better test functionality. CHANGE WEB GraffitiWebPopupMenu partial... [More]
January 12, 2015
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
Release 20 Coming Soon
21:18:41
Release 20 is coming along nicely, so how about an update of what’s included? GraffitiSuite Web Edition is the primary focus of this release, with nearly 50 changes in so far. Of those, 5 are completely new products, 4 are added functionality, ... [More]
November 11, 2014
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
GraffitiWebSyntaxEditor Fix Coming
04:16:14
We’ve identified a syntax issue in GraffitiWebSyntaxEditor that got by in the last release. We hope to have this fix in by tomorrow evening. UPDATE: GraffitiSuite Release 19.1 is now available.... [More]
November 10, 2014
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
Release 19 Now Available
11:19:50
Release 19 has been pushed out with the following changes: CHANGE WEB All GraffitiWeb classes now instantiate jQuery in noConflict mode. CHANGE WEB GraffitiWebAlert now queues calls until fully loaded. CHANGE WEB GraffitiWebSyntaxEditor now holds all... [More]

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