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The November/December (16.6) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Munich 2018 by Marc Zeedar
The MBS Xojo Conference in Germany gets bigger every year. This fall it was held in Munich and Marc went so you could stay home and read all about it.

Upgrading Xojo by Jim Meyer
No doubt you have a few older Xojo projects you haven't upgraded to the current version. How much trouble will it be to get them working in the latest IDE? Will it be worth it? Jim shares his experience.

Road Work by Marc Zeedar
These days, programmers can work almost anywhere there's Internet. Marc spent a few weeks in France testing the theory and has tips for working on the road.

Building a Controller by JC Cruz
Jose shows how to build a data-entry controller.

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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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November 16, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Roadmap for 2019
10:18:00
Did you see the webinars for the roadmap and the updated website? You can check it here: FileMaker Roadmap and the Video To give a few comments for the questions I got immediately from a few FileMaker developers: FileMaker Next MBS Plugin 9.x wil... [More]
November 15, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Machine ID
14:09:00
As you may know we offer MachineID function in our SystemInformationMBS module. That ID is a MD5 of some values of the computer like the Mac serial number, Mac model, CPU Brand string and hard disk serial. But that is not very stable as some people ... [More]
November 14, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.5pr7
14:40:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.4 plugins: Added IEClearBrowserSessionMBS global method. Changed how timeout is passed to LDAPMBS.Search function. Updated SQLAPI library to version 4.2.4 beta 1. Changed CDDataSetMBS.setDataSymbol, CDThreeDScatter... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.5pr7
14:34:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.5 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Improved List.CSVSplit to handle empty fields better and ignore = before quotes. Added Webview.ClearBrowserSession function. Implemented Window.Scrollbar functions for iOS and Wind... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Script Warning Enumeration
13:18:00
One of our apps uses XojoScript to compile and run scripts on the fly. We log warnings and errors. There is a list of all warnings in Xojo documentation. Today I had to figure out which warning is a specific number, so I started building a table. He... [More]
November 13, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Welcome Stefanie
09:46:00
Monkeybread Software proudly presents our new junior software developer Stefanie Juchmes. Last month Stefanie finished here Bachelor of Science in Informatics. And she accepted our employment contract, so 1st January she will start at Monkeybread So... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Bugs fixed in ChartDirector 6.3
09:15:00
With MBS Xojo Plugins 18.5 we include the new ChartDirector 6.3 version for all platforms. The main new feature are embedded resources: ChartDirector can use images for the chart background, pattern colors, scatter symbols, CDML icons, … In previou... [More]
November 09, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Plugin @ FileMaker Conference in UK
22:23:00
We got a new video for you: MBS Plugin @ FileMaker Conference 2018 Presentation from FileMaker DevCon UK. An overview of what changed in our MBS FileMaker Plugin since the last conferences. Optionally watch the DevCon 2018 video first. ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
File dialogs with sheets for FileMaker
21:03:00
A client asked for using file dialogs as sheets, a Mac feature to show a dialog attached to a parent window. Once the user made a choice, we trigger a script of your choice and allow you to check the list of files selected. Before showing the she... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Correct Image Orientation in FileMaker
10:04:00
Sometimes you may see pictures in FileMaker with wrong orientation. But in your image editing application, the orienation is correct. So you may wonder what is going on?   Image files like JPEG, PNG and TIFF have all metadata which describes... [More]
November 08, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.5pr6
19:16:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.5 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Fixed edge case for filename in CURL.GetResultAsContainer function. Improve DynaPDF.Initialize to better reject invalid license keys. Updated to Xcode 10.1. Added a lot of GameKit ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.5pr6
18:58:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.4 plugins: Updated to Xcode 10.1. Updated ChartDirector to version 6.3. Added setResource methods to CDDrawAreaMBS and CDBaseChartMBS classes. Added loadData methods to CDDrawAreaMBS classes. Replaced 4 SendMail fu... [More]
November 07, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Fix for missing accessibilityIsAttributeSettable function
16:06:00
For one of our Xojo app, we got crash reports for missing accessibilityIsAttributeSettable function in various classes: -[NSMenuItem accessibilityIsAttributeSettable:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x600001ffea00 Please report to the appli... [More]
November 06, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Write formatted text with DynaPDF
19:13:00
As you may know you can use MBS Plugins with Xojo and FileMaker to write PDFs with DynaPDF functions. The WriteFText functions accept formatting commands in the text, so you can create various formats. We got a few examples in the following Xojo sou... [More]
November 05, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Use root certificates included with FileMaker
22:48:00
If you like to have SSL with security, you need to verify the certificate. FileMaker comes with a root certificate file, so we can refer CURL to that file and enjoy the checks against the given list of root certificates:   Set Variable [ $... [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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