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Numbers Please! Part 6 by Markus Winter
Wrapping up and building a demostration app.

On the Scene by Stefanie Juchmes
Getting started with Apple's 3D graphics toolkit, SceneKit.

Check Your Spelling by Eugene Dakin
Harness the power of Microsoft Word on Windows to add spelling checking to your apps.

Your First Web App -- Part 4 by Paul Budd
It's finally time to learn how to deploy the Web app!

Embedding Links by Stefanie Juchmes
How to use MBS to add links -- external or internal -- within your PDFs.

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Year 18
Issue 18.1 ("SceneKit")
 
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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January 23, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
New in the MBS Xojo Plugins 20.0
12:58:00
Last week we introduce the MBS Xojo Plugin in version 20.0. Today I want to give you an overview about what’s new. JavaScript Engine Furthermore we offer functions for the use of JavaScript in Xojo solutions. If you have a problem that you want t... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
New in the MBS FileMaker Plugin 10.0
11:29:00
In this article I want to show you what’s new in the MBS FileMaker Plugin version 10.0. Year! We reach the 10 in front of the dot. With a new Year and a new plugin version we get a lot of new functionalities. List and QuickList comprehension At ... [More]
January 22, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Workshop in UK
13:06:00
The Coding in the Cotswolds group regularly organizes Xojo meetings in the south west of the United Kingdom near Swindon. I plan to attend the next meeting on 5th March 2020. Seating is limited, so if you are interested, please contact Paula or Bill... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Create Barcodes on Server from FileMaker Go
10:45:00
We recently got a query how to create the scripts to handle barcode creation everywhere with MBS Plugin. This includes passing the request to a FileMaker Server if no local plugin is installed:   in FileMaker Pro with MBS Plugin to create... [More]
January 21, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo developer meeting in New York City
08:54:00
The Xojo.Connect conference will take place March 25-27 in Nashville, TN. On our way to Nashville we stop in New York for a few days and we like to organize another Xojo developer meeting, this time in New York City. Please vote on the day: Survey ... [More]
January 20, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
5 Monate bis zur Deutschen FileMaker Konferenz 2020 in Malbun
12:29:00
Noch fünf Monate bis zur FileMaker Konferenz 2020 in Malbun (Liechtenstein) und zur MBS Plugin Schulung Schulung am Mittwoch vorher. Vom 17. bis 20. Juni 2020 findet die elfte deutschsprachige FileMaker Konferenz in Malbun, Liechtenstein statt... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Automate web viewer in FileMaker
09:57:00
In the last weeks a few people asked about automating web viewer in FileMaker, so here a video to show a couple of features in MBS FileMaker Plugin: To automate a website, you may first want to inspect it. For that you can use our Form Utility ap... [More]
January 19, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Transactions in MBS Xojo SQL Plugin
21:03:00
Our MBS Xojo SQL Plugin supports the use of transactions. Two settings define the behavior, first the transaction mode and second the isolation level. Please set transaction mode and isolation level after connecting to the database before running ... [More]
January 16, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Run scripts via Data API with FileMaker Plugins
11:52:00
As you may know the FileMaker Server Data API does not load plugins. If you need to run a script using plugins, you need to use a little trick. You query the application version of the script engine running the script. If you get back "FileMaker Dat... [More]
January 15, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Meeting in Berlin
13:18:00
We are coming back to Berlin in June, so we plan a Xojo developer meeting for 2nd June 2020. Topics may be the last and upcoming Xojo conferences, what's new in recent Xojo and MBS Plugin releases and your experiences in development. Interested? Ple... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
CRC function in FileMaker using JavaScript
08:27:00
Recently a client asked how to leverage JavaScript in FileMaker to do a specific calculation. For this blog post we replace the client's function with a CRC function to show you how to do it.   Up until a few weeks ago we would have pointe... [More]
January 14, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin 10.0 - More than 6000 Functions In One Plugin
11:33:00
Nickenich, Germany - (January 14th, 2020) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 10.0 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 20.0
11:22:00
Nickenich, Germany - (January 14th, 2020) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugins 20.0 for macOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin collection currently availa... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Neues MBS FileMaker Plugin 10.0
11:14:00
14. Januar 2020 - Monkeybread Software veröffentlicht heute das MBS Plugin für FileMaker in Version 10.0, mit inzwischen über 6000 Funktionen eines der größten FileMaker Plugins überhaupt. Hier einige der Neuerungen: ... [More]
January 13, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Different colors for variables in FileMaker
19:36:00
Did you know you can define different colors for your calculations in FileMaker for macOS? Normal variables: $test Global variables: $$test Variables in Let starting with tilde: ~test Variables in Let starting with cent: ¢test Variables in Let star... [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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