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The November/December (17.6) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Numbers Please! Part 5 by Markus Winter
Supporting decimals, precision, and exponents.

Xojo In Cologne by Dana Brown
A report -- with photos -- from the MBS Conference in Germany.

Maps (Part 2) by Markus Winter
When example projects fail, it's tough to make progress.

Your First Web App -- Part 3 by Paul Budd
Adding editing, plot lookup, searching, and more.

Big Numbers and Large Numbers by Stefanie Juchmes
Learning how the MBS Plugins support big and large numbers.

Designing for Error Tolerance by JC Cruz
Writing software that anticipates errors.

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Year 17
Issue 17.6 ("Xojo in Cologne") Issue 17.5 ("Numbers") Issue 17.4 ("100th Issue")
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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November 18, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Simulating a terminal in FileMaker
As you may know we have Shell functions in MBS Plugin. For next version, we'll add some new triggers, so you can even emulate a terminal window in FileMaker: Why this may be useful? You can configure the Mac to not allow Terminal to run for a limit... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FMNext mit MBS Vortrag
Am Dienstag, den 19. November 2019 veranstaltet die Medio-Ingeno AG einen FileMaker Event in der Schweiz, siehe FMNext.ch. Diesmal bin ich wieder dabei und zeige ein paar Neuheiten im MBS Plugin. Zahlreiche FileMaker Vortr├Ąge am Abend rund um Fil... [More]
November 16, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
With JSON in excellent form
JSON is a very popular data format, because it is easy readable for humans and can be easily parsed by software. It is a data format often used to transfer data in APIs over the Internet. The MBS FileMaker Plugin supplies you with a lot of JSON fun... [More]
November 15, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.5 video
Three nice new things to show you in MBS Plugin 9.5. Learn about text positions, new MapView functions and our new SyntaxColoring.AddContextMenuCommand function. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Define hot keys for functions in the FileMaker development
If you call this on start of solution (in development mode), you register a hotkey Control-F5 to write a text file with contents of data viewer into a text file on desktop. Useful for a quick copy to later compare values:   MBS( "HotK... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
The annoyance of Non-public API usage message from App Store
There is a problem with Apple's automated checks for the iOS and Mac app stores. Apple checks if you call private API functions from them and you may get a notice like this: Dear Developer, We identified one or more issues with a recent delivery fo... [More]
November 14, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Add a search and replace command for FileMaker Script Workspace
Have you seen the SyntaxColoring.AddContextMenuCommand command in our latest plugin? It allows you to have a customized contextual menu in Script Workspace with your own commands. And here is a powerful command we just developed for you: &nb... [More]
November 13, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
eID card reading via bluetooth on iOS
Recently we had a client from Belgium who was interested in reading eID, the electronic ID cards given out by the country of Belgium. Those cards are normal smart cards and we already provide functions via our Smartcard functions to read the data ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
End of Live for FileMaker Runtimes
Claris Inc. deprecated the FileMaker runtime feature in version 14 and recently announced its removal for the upcoming version 19 in May 2020. If you still depend on building runtimes, it's time to consider moving yourself and your customers in a ne... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Stammtische in Bonn und Ulm
Zwei Stammtische an Rhein und Donau laden ein zum Austausch mit anderen FileMaker Entwickler:Mittwoch, 13. November 2019 19:00 im Restaurant Portofino, St. Augustiner Str. 129, Bonn Organisiert von Tischler IT-Consulting siehe filemaker-datenbank.de... [More]
November 12, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.5 - More than 5900 Functions In One Plugin
Nickenich, Germany - (November 12th, 2019) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.5 for macOS, iOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently availabl... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Xojo Plugins in version 19.5
Nickenich, Germany - (November 12th, 2019) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugins 19.5 for macOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin collection currently avail... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Neues MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.5
12. November 2019 - Monkeybread Software veröffentlicht heute das MBS Plugin für FileMaker in Version 9.5, mit inzwischen über 5900 Funktionen eines der größten FileMaker Plugins überhaupt. Hier einige der Neuerungen: ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Upcoming changes for 2020 in MBS Plugins
Subscription or not? First we got questions for subscription pricing. First we don't sell the plugin licenses as subscriptions. We ask you to keep the license up to date and buy maintenances. And you can buy them for up to 5 years in the future. Bu... [More]
November 08, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 19.5pr8
New in this prerelease of the 19.5 plugins: Added TransformMT methods to LCMS2TransformMBS class to use preemptive threads. Added WKUserScriptMBS class and related methods to WKWebViewControlMBS control. Added RGBToGray, RGBToGrayErrorAction, RGBT... [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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