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The May/June (13.3) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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The Xojo Future by Marc Zeedar
Geoff Perlman's keynote address at XDC is like the Xojo State of the Union -- it sets the tone for the year and gives us a vision of the future. While we all want our new features now, the reality is that things take time. Here's what's coming and what you need to know to prepare yourself.

Too Much Fun! by Marc Zeedar
XDC isn't just endless tech lectures and hotel food -- it's adventure and experiences in a new city, connecting with internet colleagues, and fervent debates about our favorite develeopment tool. This year was particularly enjoyable (there was even a murder during dinner), so Marc's included lots of pictures for those who couldn't be there.

Metrics for Personal Health by JC Cruz
As part of his ongoing personal health journal project, JC Cruz explains how to collect and analyze raw data into health metrics that actually make sense to the user.

Plus: custom operators, enterprise data modeling tools, Xojo 2015r2, Xojo games, tips, and much more.

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Issue 13.3 ("XDC 2015")

Issue 13.2 ("Control Animation")

Issue 13.1 ("iOS First Look")

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")

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")

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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xDev Archive 11 Printed Book Is Available

xDev Archive Volume 11 Book xDev Archive Volume 11 is a 506-page perfect-bound book that is a great way to get a full year's worth of a magazines in print form in a single volume. The book is ready and now, so you can order yours today!

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January 03, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Use SQLCipher with MBS SQL Plugin functions
17:35:00
If you are interested in encrypted SQLite databases with SQLCipher, you can use their library with our plugins. You simply get a copy of their library, either the commercial or the open source one. For open source, I built my own copies today for M... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
xDev Magazine Issue 13.1
10:25:00
The January/February 2015 (13.1) issue of xDev Magazine is now available. Here's a quick preview of what's inside: * Birmingham 2014 * by Richard Duke Most of us couldn't make it to the U.K. for their annual Xojo Conference, but fortunately Richard... [More]
January 02, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
New data types in Xojo 2014r3
21:07:00
So a few weeks passed and we had time to check details on new data types. Years ago I appreciated books like Inside Turbo Pascal (or similar name) which explained all the details behind the runtime, compiler and data structures used there. Sometimes... [More]
January 01, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 15.0pr5
21:53:00
New in this prerelease of the 15.0 plugins: Added CGBitmapContextMBS.CreateRGB and CGColorSpaceMBS.CreateWithHandle functions. Improved GameKit classes. No longer build for Mac PPC. Reorganized plugins internally. Globals and Class Extensions are n... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Filemaker Plugin, version 5.0pr5
13:58:00
New in this prerelease of the 5.0 plugins: Fixed a bug with RichText.SetFormattedText function. Added PrintDialog.SetPrintType, PrintDialog.SetPaperName and PrintDialog.GetPaperName function. When passing parameters, the plugin now more often retur... [More]
December 31, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Happy new year 2015
23:59:00
We wish everyone a happy new year 2015. See you in Las Vegas for the FileMaker Developer Conference, in Austin for the Xojo Developer Conference, the .fmp[x]Berlin 2015 and at probably a dozen local meetings! For us it's year to celebrate our 15th... [More]
December 29, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Upcoming change of VAT rules in European Union
13:50:00
From 2015 on some things change in VAT rules. The VAT collected is now the VAT of the country of client and no longer the VAT of the seller's country. One of the good things is that companies like Apple now need to bill us with German VAT instead o... [More]
December 27, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
One week till year's end
10:00:00
The year 2014 will end in about a week. Do you need some more licenses? You can order licenses for 2015 and have delivery plus payment in 2014.You can get ChartDirector and DynaPDF Starter license as part of OmegaBundleAnd of course you can order u... [More]
December 24, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Merry Christmas
12:01:00
Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo Sebastian, Michael, Monika & Christian Schmitz ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo and Valentina Hosting Added to Omegabundle for Xojo 2014
10:00:00
The association of Omegabundle vendors announce the expansion of Omegabundle for Xojo 2014, a collection of over $3567 of the best third party development tools for the Xojo cross-platform development environment. See a list of all products included... [More]
December 23, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Improve errors for missing plugins?
23:24:00
Sometimes people see errors like this: Now I can include special methods to give a little hint in the error: But it will take a while to find all those cases and prepare... Maybe someday it helps one of you plugin users. ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Storing encrypted container data externally and on a different place
13:14:00
Normally if you use FileMaker's feature with encrypted containers, the files are stored right next to the database file. Especially on a server this can limit storage options. Hosting 10 databases on the internal server disk limits you to the size o... [More]
December 19, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 14.5pr4
20:13:00
New in this prerelease of the 14.5 plugins: Added TiffPictureMBS.SampleFormat property. Added ConvertFromFloat16MBS and ConvertToFloat16MBS functions to support 16 bit floating point numbers. Fixed Windows MouseClick functions in RemoteControlMBS m... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Filemaker Plugin, version 4.5pr4
17:34:00
New in this prerelease of the 4.5 plugins: Changed plugin to load QTkit Framework dynamically so we can be accepted for the Mac App Store. Fixed an issue where FileMaker would block after Registration of plugin. Added code to detect Windows 8.1. Du... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Apply fonts to font PopupMenu
15:03:00
Just got some example code for you on how to apply fonts in a Mac Cocoa app made with Xojo to a PopupMenu control's menu. So each item in the menu item is rendered using the font it represents. Sub ApplyFontsToItems(xp as PopupMenu) // Apply font ... [More]
November 27, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Why put it in the box?
16:05:49
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October 07, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Grace, Jack, and Skinny Pete
23:38:40
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October 06, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Really, Amazon?
12:05:22
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September 03, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Juan Catorce Band! This Friday!
00:10:28
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August 14, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Juan Catorce Band plays this Friday!
00:56:19
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March 12, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Get It Together, Thursday
10:36:12
Come on, Thursday. Get your act together.... [More]
March 02, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Oddly Specific
21:49:57
This is oddly specific. Must be a very small storm.... [More]
January 09, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Jen and Juan
00:17:10
Jen, Juan, a xylophone, and a lawnmower.... [More]
January 02, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Given The Weather
22:36:45
Given the weather, this seems like the appropriate hoodie to wear this evening.... [More]
December 11, 2013
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
And Monies
17:39:06
And monies.... [More]

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