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Numbers Please! Part 2 by Markus Winter
Creating a numbers-only textfield sounds easy, but as Markus demonstrates, it's trickier than it looks. This time he explores various coding methods.

Coding in Paradise by Glen Newbury
If you're reading this, you're most likely a programmer, and in theory you can work anywhere there's a computer and an internet connection. So why not? Glen shows how you can rent a co-work space in an exotic location and work in paradise!

XDC 2019 Keynote by Marc Zeedar
Geoff Perlman's XDC Keynote is like a Xojo "State of the Union" address. This year he updates us on Android, API 2.0, the new Web app framework, and more. Find out what was announced -- just don't expect a timeline.

XDC 2019 by Marc Zeedar
It was a long trip to Miami, but it was a fun location for a conference. This year there were some amazing presentations raising the bar about what can be done with Xojo, from machine learning to creating a new language.

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Year 17
Issue 17.3 ("XDC 2019") Issue 17.2 ("Barchart API") Issue 17.1 ("iOS Success")
 
Year 16
Issue 16.6 ("Munich 2018") Issue 16.5 ("Spreadsheet Databases") Issue 16.4 ("Mojave")
Issue 16.3 ("XDC 2018") Issue 16.2 ("StockScripter") Issue 16.1 ("London 2017")
 
Year 15
Issue 15.6 ("Green Screen Saver") Issue 15.5 ("Touch Bar") Issue 15.4 ("Xojo in Germany")
Issue 15.3 ("Beginner's Guide") Issue 15.2 ("Power Tricks") Issue 15.1 ("Xojo Pi Lab")
 
Year 14
Issue 14.6 ("XDC 2016") Issue 14.5 ("Keyboard Shortcuts") Issue 14.4 ("NSTableView")
Issue 14.3 ("Sunroom") Issue 14.2 ("Cocoa Fonts") Issue 14.1 ("Barcodes")
 
Year 13
Issue 13.6 ("Stay Out of Jail") Issue 13.5 ("Text Messaging") 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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June 19, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS SQLite Extension in version 1.5
10:11:00
NICKENICH, Germany (June 19th, 2019) -- Monkeybread Software releases version 1.5 of the MBS SQLite Extension. The MBS SQLite Extension is a multifunctional extension to any SQLite powered application. Our SQLite Extension supports Mac OS, Window... [More]
June 18, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Search for variables in data viewer
20:30:00
Did you know you can search within the data viewer using MBS FileMaker Plugin on Mac? Just click on the list to set focus, press Command-F and the find bar shows. If you like to see more: Reasons for FileMaker Pro users on MacOS to install MBS Pl... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Plugins @ XDC 2019
08:49:00
We got a video from my presentation from Xojo Developer Conference 2019 in Miami. Enjoy the video and see you at the coming European Xojo conference in Germany! Additional XDC videos can be purchased here: https://xojo.com/store/#conference ... [More]
June 15, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Tip of the day: Folderitem items sorted
18:28:00
Here are some code snippets for methods, you may want to put in a module and use in your project. They return you the items or true items in a folder sorted by name and optionally with hidden items skipped: Function Items(extends f as FolderItem, In... [More]
June 14, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
ZUGFeRD 2.0 and Factur-X for Xojo
19:27:00
With the last DynaPDF update we got new support for ZUGFeRD 2.0 and Factur-X, two standards to deliver invoices as PDF files with embedded XML data. We supported ZUGFeRD 1.0 before and now upgraded code to support version 2 in addition.   ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
ZUGFeRD 2.0 and Factur-X for FileMaker
19:19:00
With the last DynaPDF update we got new support for ZUGFeRD 2.0 and Factur-X, two standards to deliver invoices as PDF files with embedded XML data. We supported ZUGFeRD 1.0 before and now upgraded code to support version 2, too.   So here... [More]
June 13, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Ideas from WWDC
04:52:00
After a few days passed some of the details in various WWDC sessions show up. I got a few points of interest to look into till the new releases appear in the wild and this includes: Text recognition in Vision frameworkSpeech functionsEncryption fun... [More]
June 12, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 9.3pr2
16:14:00
New in this prerelease of version 9.3 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.29.82. Added Events.Reminder.GetDueTimestamp and Events.Reminder.GetStartTimestamp functions. Added identifier and color parameters for MapView.AddPi... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 19.3pr2
16:05:00
New in this prerelease of the 19.3 plugins: Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.29.82. Changed Create3DView in DynaPDFMBS class to now use unicode version of the function. Also keep old function as Create3DViewAnsi. Added BindedValues and BindedTypes p... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
CubeSQL Library for Mac
05:10:00
We just built a CubeSQL client library for Mac, the cubesql.dylib. You can download it in our download area in Libs folder. As you may know you can use SQL functions in both MBS Xojo SQL Plugin and MBS FileMaker Plugin to connect to a CubeSQL serve... [More]
June 10, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
This week local FileMaker Meetings in California
18:18:00
Due to WWDC, I'll come for a visit to California in June. As usual I like to meet other developers beside the conference and like to join local meetings for FileMaker developers in Los Angeles and San José area. 13rd June 2019 @ DIGFM Database Inter... [More]
June 09, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
WWDC Tipps and Notes
06:28:00
WWDC is the yearly Apple developer conference. With over 5000 attendees and 1000 Apple engineers on site (plus security and host people from Apple), there are people everywhere. It is a great experience and after several years of trying the lottery,... [More]
June 07, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
OpenDirectory Framework for Xojo
18:17:00
For next plugin version, we add OpenDirectory classes for MacOS. They allow you to query local, active directory and LDAP information for users. We have ODSessionMBS class for a session, ODQueryMBS for synchronous or asynchronous queries. You may ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Early bird offer ends for FileMaker Developer Conference 2019
18:02:00
Today the early bird offer ends for FileMaker DevCon 2019. Please sign up today (7th June) to get a better ticket price than tomorrow. Please join us 5th to 8th August 2019 in Orlando, Florida, USA. Monkeybread Software has a booth as usual and w... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
More on MapViews in FileMaker
15:59:00
We'll add new function for next plugin for our MapView functions: The new MapView.SetScript function allows you to define a script to be called when someone clicks on a pin. Showing 10 clients on a map your user can than click on the pin and you ge... [More]
June 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
We've Moved
15:12:00
The new Xojo blog is live! Join us now at http://www.xojo.com/blog to learn the latest and greatest about Xojo, cross-platform development, and technology.... [More]
June 06, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Save the Date for XDC 2014!
07:35:00
Save the date for the 2014 Xojo Developer's Conference, to be held March 26-28 at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas!  More information coming soon. ... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Real Studio is now Xojo!
07:29:00
We have some big announcements! 2013 Release 1 is now available for download and is definitely our biggest release ever! Our IDE has had a major makeover, giving it a very sleek and modern look and making it faster and much more intuitive t... [More]
May 16, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Using Twilio to answer phone calls
06:00:00
In a previous post, I wrote about how to use Twilio to send an SMS message. This time, I'm going to show you how you can use Twilio in conjunction with a web app to answer phone calls made to your Twilio phone number.First, you will want to have a Tw... [More]
May 15, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Calling a SOAP web service
16:21:00
SOAP web services, although not as common as they once were, are still readily available on the web. And they can be incredibly easy to use with your apps.Here is a quick example of how you would use a SOAP web service to get the conversion rate betw... [More]
May 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Connecting to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server
17:00:00
Some of the most common questions I get from new users relate to using databases with Real Studio. We've got lots of tips and tricks on how to connect in our Documentation and videos too.  In addition to having it's own RealSQLDatabase for ... [More]
May 10, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Using Twilio to send an SMS message
13:43:00
I've been asked from time to time if it is possible to send an SMS message from your application. SMS stands for Short Message Service and is also commonly referred to as a Text Message or just a Text. SMS messages can contain up to 160 characte... [More]
April 30, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Coming Soon - New Pricing (Recap)
07:52:00
As we approach the June 4th Xojo ship date, we are receiving an increasing amount of questions about the new pricing.  It has been a while since we posted the information so here's a recap:Starting with 2013 Release 1, the IDE itself will be fre... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Why native controls are important
07:40:00
9to5Mac is reporting that iOS 7 will sport a new user interface. It's said to be flatter and simpler. If this is true, it almost certainly means that controls will have a new look as well. This reminds me of when Apple shipped Mac OS X with its new A... [More]
April 29, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Best computer for cross-platform development
12:57:00
Today The Telegraph has a post about a study showing the MacBook Pro is the best computer for running Windows. I've heard this before and don't doubt it for a moment. Apple makes the best computers in terms of quality. They are certainly not the chea... [More]

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