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The January/February (17.1) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Xojo UK Meetup by Paula Roberts (and Paul Budd)
Recently a small group of Xojo developers decided to get together for an informal meetup to show off their apps and discuss problems and solutions.

iOS Success by Jérémie Leroy (and Marc Zeedar)
If you're having trouble getting your iOS app noticed, Jérémie has some great tips for you.

Beyond JSON by Tim Dietrich
Using JSON to retrieve data from a web app is great, but what if you want something else, such as a graphic? Tim creates a web app that serves barcodes.

Vague Errors by Marc Zeedar
Marc discusses the problems of unhelpful error messages from both the developer and user perspectives.

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

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Year 17
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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December 18, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.6pr4
11:29:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.6 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Improved HealthKit functions to better initialize in simulator. Improved bounds checking for XL.Sheet.AutoFilter.SetRef and XL.Sheet.AutoFilter.SetSort functions. Added TotalSize, ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.6pr4
11:25:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.6 plugins: Updated to SQLite version 3.26.0. Added VLCMediaPlayerMBS.CopyCGImage to return the CGImageMBS object for current image. Changed VLCMediaPlayerMBS.CopyPicture to always return picture. Changed VLCMediaPl... [More]
December 17, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Use of TAPI functions in MBS FileMaker Plugin
08:33:00
Last week a client had to implement MBS FileMaker Plugin functions for TAPI (Windows Telephone API) and got some instructions for us: How to connect a phone system (Mitel MiVoice400) with MBS Plugin to call a phone number with an Astra phone in Win... [More]
December 16, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Conference Survey Results
12:47:00
We got 70 people to answer the survey and only 10 said they won't come. So we may have 60 people to join the conference, but of course we hope for more like the 80 we got in Berlin. Half the people don't care for the exact date, but the most popula... [More]
December 15, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
ROWID in FileMaker SQL Commands
11:43:00
Did you know ROWID keyword? It's the name for a special keyword in SQL for FileMaker to reference the column with the record ID. So a query for ROWID in SQL looks like this and gives back all record IDs of the table: MBS("FM.ExecuteFileSQL"; ""; ... [More]
December 13, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
LiteSync and Xojo
11:44:00
The company GENSIS SISTEMAS LTDA provides a variation of the SQLite library with a sync possibility. Developers can use their SQLite library litesync replacement to add a sync to their application. As a client asked whether it works in Xojo with MBS... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Ask for permissions to control applications with AppleScript in FileMaker
10:27:00
MacOS 10.14 Mojave tightens control on applications who wish to control other applications via Apple Script or Apple Events. So you may need to use our new Applescript.DeterminePermissionToAutomateTarget function in MBS FileMaker Plugin to ask for p... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Three weeks till year's end
09:50:00
The year 2018 will end in less than three weeks. Do you need some more licenses? You can order licenses, which end in 2019 or later and have delivery plus payment done in 2018.And of course you can order updates for several years in advance for all... [More]
December 12, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker based iOS App to the App Store
15:13:00
Wether you target the public iOS App Store or only the ones for business or education, your iOS app needs to go through Apple's review. The automatic tests are also needed for use of Testflight. In general the FileMaker iOS SDK made apps can go thro... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.6pr3
14:12:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.6 plugins: Added CURLSMBS.FormClear method. Updated CURL to version 7.63.0. Updated OpenSSL to version 1.1.1a. Fixed bug with edge case in SplitCommaSeparatedValuesMBS function. Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.25.67... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.6pr3
14:07:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.6 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added CURL.FormClear function. Updated CURL to version 7.63.0. Updated OpenSSL to version 1.1.1a Removed use of deprecated APIs in ucontext.h which Apple considers private API now.... [More]
December 11, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Go 17.0.4 now available
18:27:00
We just got notice about a new update for FileMaker Go 17.0.4: FileMaker, Inc. has released FileMaker Go 17.0.4. This update supports 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro screen resolution. iOS App SDK has also been updated to support this release. Acces... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo 2018 Release 4 Now Available
14:09:00
We just got notice about a new Xojo release: Xojo 2018 Release 4 is now available for download! It includes 110 changes and improvements, such as: The new URLConnection class (part of API 2.0) is an updated version of HTTPSocket and Xojo.Net.HTTPSo... [More]
December 10, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Upcoming changes for 2019
10:27:00
We are thinking about some changes for year 2019. We may drop 32-bit support DynaPDF just dropped the 32-bit Mac target by moving to Xcode 10, which simply doesn't support it any more. We still compile our plugin for 32-bit via Xcode 9, but that m... [More]
December 05, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker updates with support for macOS Mojave
18:41:00
FileMaker Inc. just released update for FileMaker Pro Advanced and Server to add compatibility for MacOS 10.14 Mojave. FileMaker Pro 17.0.3 Advanced and FileMaker Server 17.0.2.252 installer with support for macOS Mojave FileMaker, Inc. has release... [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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