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The January/February (16.1) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Byte Order Marker by Eugene Dakin
Unicode was supposed to solve all our text encoding problems, but there are tricky aspects. Find out what a BOM is and how to support it.

From FileMaker to Xojo and Back Again by Ulrich Bogun
Imagine the best of FileMaker and Xojo with none of the limitations. How is that possible? by using the two together, you can take advantage of the strengths of each!

MBS London Conference 2017 by Richard Duke and Marc Zeedar
Did you go to the conference in London in November? Marc did, and he had a great time on his first-ever visit to England. Find out what you missed!

Get Stock Prices with Xojo by Marc Zeedar
There are web APIs for getting data on the Web, but sometimes data scrapping is easier. Marc demonstrates two methods of getting stock prices.

A Model For Health by JC Cruz
Jose shows how to design a proper data model for his previous Health Data project. He refactors the old code so you can see how to update an existing design.

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Year 16
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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February 21, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
DynaPDF Text Position Examples updated
We got a new example for Xojo on how to extract text from a page and know each position of each text chunk. We can even keep track of current state, so we have the fonts ready and can even draw the same text on top of the existing PDF with Xojo. So ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Konferenz 2018 in Malbun
Die Anmeldung zur FileMaker Konferenz 2018 ist eröffnet. Vom 17. bis 20. Oktober diesen Jahres findet die neunte deutschsprachige FileMaker Konferenz in Malbun, Liechtenstein statt. FileMaker Anwender und Entwickler können ihre Teilnahme ab sofort ... [More]
February 20, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Developer Meeting in Montreal
Due to my trip to Montreal for the Québec FileMaker conference, we have a Xojo developer meeting: 14th March 2018, starting 18:00 o'clock. Already 7 developers on the list. If you like to join, please contact me soon. I reserve a table in a n... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.1pr4
New in this prerelease of version 8.1 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Fixed SQL.InsertOrUpdateRecords function (broken in pr2). Fixed Trace.AreErrorNotificationsEnabled. Added timeout for ImageCapture.OpenDevice in case no answer comes from driver. A... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.1pr4
New in this prerelease of the 18.0 plugins: Improved DynaPDFMBS.TranslateRawCode with new variant with more parameters. Added GetSpaceWidth and GetTextWidth functions to DynaPDFMBS. Fixed EncryptMBS for 64-bit. Added Files and URLs functions to NS... [More]
February 16, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
WebViewer on Popover with MBS Plugin
You like to get a custom webview on a popover? With next MBS Plugin, you can put a WebKit 1.x web view on the Popover and load whatever you like. The WebView.CreateOnPopover function will place the web view there until you close it later with Web... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
LibUSB for Xojo in next MBS Plugins
Quite a few Xojo developers use our MBS Xojo USB Plugin to connect to devices, do measurements, exchange data and query information for their applications. Wether this is a scale to weight items, barcode devices, various sensors or just a special la... [More]
February 14, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
The ESC key on the Touch bar
Do you have a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar? If yes, how often may you have pressed ESC key in FileMaker unintentionally? Well, to keep you sane and not loose valuable custom functions by pressing ESC accidentally, we got a new option in MBS Plugin pr... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.1pr3
New in this prerelease of the 18.0 plugins: Added firstTabStop and firstTextList properties to NSParagraphStyleMBS for debugging. Changed CURLEmailMBS class to replace NULL characters with space in email texts to avoid truncation of texts. Added N... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.1pr3
New in this prerelease of version 8.1 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Changed SendMail functions to replace NULL characters with space in email texts to avoid truncation of texts. Updated LibXL to version 3.8.2. Added DynaPDF.List and GMImage.List fu... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker, Inc. Launches New Events Web Pages
FileMaker Inc. announced on the community their new events page:FileMaker, Inc. has created a dedicated web page highlighting upcoming in-person and virtual events submitted by FileMaker partners and enthusiasts around the world. Upcoming workshops,... [More]
February 13, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Meetings for Montreal and Toronto
As I travel to Montreal for the Québec FileMaker conference, I'd love to have some Xojo meetings with local developers: If you live in this part of Canada, or you like to come over from the USA, please join those surveys to find the perfect d... [More]
February 10, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
SMTP Server Settings
Sending Emails with various servers can be a challenge. In this blog article we like to collect the settings needed for using our SendMail functions in FileMaker or CURLEmailMBS class in Xojo to send emails. As you see we always prefer to use encryp... [More]
February 08, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Seven months till European MBS Xojo Conference in Munich
The early bird offer is set to expire in one month (6 months before conference) for our European MBS Xojo Conference 2018 in Munich. If you like to join for the best rate or become a speaker, please contact us soon. Already 25 attendees are registe... [More]
February 07, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.1pr2
New in this prerelease of version 8.1 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added Drag & Drop support for Windows. Updated JPEG library to version 9c. Changed Text.FileExtensionToMimeType to prefer our table in the plugin to not report wrong type if yo... [More]
June 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
We've Moved
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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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