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The March/April (16.2) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Motor Control by Eugene Dakin
Have you ever wanted to control a motor with a Raspberry Pi? In this tutorial, Eugene shows you how to do it.

Making PDFs by Marc Zeedar
Converting documents from one format to another is complicated. Why not let a web service handle the dirty details for you? It's cross-platform and your users won't care how you do it. Convert from Markdown or HTML to PDF and other formats.

Scripting Stock Prices with Xojo by Marc Zeedar
Just getting stock prices is only the first step -- what do you do with those once you've got them? How about a scripting language that lets you work with that information to create reports and analysis? Check out Marc's StockScripter app.

A Predicate For Data, Part 1 by JC Cruz
Jose starts a new series explaining about data predicates -- what they are and how to incorporate them in your own projects.

Plus: Xojo community, PITR, Xojo encrypting, a custom code formatting script update, and more!

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Year 16
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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March 18, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Under the Radar Podcast
Over the last year I enjoyed listening to all of the episodes of the Under the Radar podcast. Originally pointed to by Paul Lefebvre's tweet, I quickly subscribed as they talk about various topics for independent app developers and those episodes a... [More]
March 15, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Spanish Devcon 2018
In October all around Europe are conferences for FileMaker. This year there is the second Spanish conference: 26th to 27th October 2018 in Madrid. See Website You can now sign up as speaker or sponsor. ... [More]
March 14, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Plugin classes for use on Raspberry Pi
Did you know we compile all our plugins to run on Raspberry Pi, too? Of course classes for Mac and Windows will do nothing on Linux, but you can still have them in the code and they will not cause compile errors. This allows cross compilations from... [More]
March 13, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Workshop in Malbun bei der FileMaker Konferenz
In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Verein FM Konferenz bieten wir eine Schulung zum MBS Plugin an. Am 17. Oktober 2018 können Sie in Malbun, Liechtenstein an einer eintägigen Schulung teilnehmen. Lernen Sie die über 5000 Funktionen einmal n&au... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Check version of FileMaker Plugins on Windows
As you may see, on MacOS we provide metadata about plugin version in Finder's info dialog. But for Windows? Well, turns out the problem is the file extensions. FileMaker plugins for Windows are technical just DLLs with a special relation to FileMak... [More]
March 12, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Baseball before XDC
If you join the Xojo developer conference in Denver this year, you have the chance to join the Rockies vs Padres, April 24th game right in the Coors Field stadium. If you like to attend a Major League baseball game on Tuesday, April 24t... [More]
March 09, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Normalize PDF orientation with MBS Plugins and DynaPDF
A client got scanned PDFs and they are sometimes showing rotated in FileMaker's container fields. The reason is simple: They are scanned and marked to be rotated. But preview in FileMaker ignores the orientation metadata (see issue 137094). &... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Disabled Plugins in FileMaker
Today a client contacted use with the following problem. Whenever they go to the plugins section in FileMaker Pro, they get an error message and the plugins are greyed out: and after clicking OK button: They asked for help, so we checked. Turn... [More]
March 07, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Six months till European MBS Xojo Conference in Munich
The early bird offer is set to expire in today (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 over 25 attendees are regist... [More]
March 06, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Pro 16.0.5 Update available
FileMaker Inc. just released the version 16.0.5 for FileMaker Pro (Advanced). This update fixes a crash with scrolling in FileMaker Pro, which you only see with macOS High Sierra 10.13. The same problem we fixed a few days ago with the FM.PatchNot... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin v8.1 with 5100 Functions In One Plugin
Nickenich, Germany - (March 6th, 2018) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.1 for macOS, iOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently available fo... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Xojo Plugins in version 18.1
Nickenich, Germany (March 6th, 2018) -- Monkeybread Software releases version 18.1 of the MBS plug-in for Xojo. The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the Xojo (Real Studio) development environment with 2,300 c... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.1
6. März 2018 - Monkeybread Software veröffentlicht heute das MBS Plugin für FileMaker in Version 8.1, mit inzwischen über 5100 Funktionen eines der größten FileMaker Plugins überhaupt. Hier einige der Neuerungen: ... [More]
March 05, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Magazin - MBS Artikel
For our German speaking users: Wir haben die Artikel zum MBS Plugin aus dem FileMaker Magazin gesammelt hier online gestellt: FileMaker Magazin Artikel: FMM 201801: PDF/A und ZUGFeRD, Rechnungen mit eingebettetem XML FMM 201706: PDFs drucken, Au... [More]
March 04, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Have you tried new search feature in MBS Plugin?
Coming for 8.1 release is the new search in tables and fields in the Database Design dialog on MacOS: As you see, we got to the Database Design dialog in a contacts solution. There we first search for "stat" and later for "city". We can jump from... [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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