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The May/June (16.3) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Farewell New Framework by Marc Zeedar
Big announcements were made at this year's Xojo Developers Conference in Denver, Colorado in late April. Find out all the details here!

A Roundabout Way to Denver by Marc Zeedar
As usual, Marc likes to do things the hard way. Instead of a quick flight to Denver and a stay in a comfy hotel, he decided to drive 1300 miles and sleep in his car. Er, what?!

Give Yourself to the Dark Side by Sam Rowlands
Apple has added "dark mode" support in recent OS updates, but using it in the best way can be tricky. Sam demonstrates how by creating a custom slider control.

A Predicate For Data, Part 2 by JC Cruz
This time Jose adds new features to his data predicate class.

Plus: Xojo 2018r1, refactoring, PITR, MailgunX, and more!

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Year 16
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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May 19, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.2pr9
19:46:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.2 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Fixed crash with Barcode.Detect with out of bounds access in image for bad QRCodes. Changed Barcode.Detect to report the version number read when complaining about invalid version ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.2pr9
19:41:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.2 plugins: Fixed crash with zxingQRCodeReaderMBS with out of bounds access in image for bad QRCodes. Changed zxingQRCodeReaderMBS to report the version number read when complaining about invalid version in QRCode. ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Code Signing FileMaker 17 Runtimes
10:35:00
This week I prepared a new code singing script for runtimes made with FileMaker 17. A few things changed in the runtimes with a new Cloud framework, addition of the swift libraries and removal of OmniORB4 framework. If you distribute your runtime... [More]
May 18, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Two weeks left for early bird tickets for MBS Xojo Conference in Munich
11:41:00
Just about two weeks left for early bird tickets for our European MBS Xojo Conference 2018 in Munich. If you like to join, please sign up soon. Already developers from nine countries are signed up including Xojo CEO Geoff Perlman and Xojo Evangelis... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Run FileMaker in different language on your Mac
09:55:00
Sometimes we need to make screenshots or present with FileMaker in other languages and you can have at least eleven languages: (you know all the languages for the menubars?) I made a couple of little AppleScript apps to launch FileMaker 14/15/16... [More]
May 17, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker 17 Event in der Schweiz und MBS Schulung
17:28:00
Zuerst einmal das FileMaker 17 Event für die Schweiz: Medio-Ingeno AG veranstaltet zusammen mit FileMaker Inc. einen weiteren FMnext-Anlass am 12. Juni 2018, ab 16:30 Uhr im Jürg-Wille-Saal im Restaurant Löwen in Meilen. Neuigkeiten zu FileMaker 17,... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Three weeks till FileMaker Conference .fmp[x]Berlin 2018
09:14:00
Just three weeks left for FileMaker Conference .fmp[x]Berlin 2018? Beside the local conferences in Europe coming in October, this is a pan-european conference for people from all over the world. FileMaker developers from 16 countries attend: ... [More]
May 16, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.2pr8
16:33:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.2 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added UUID.Number function. Updated CURL to version 7.60.0. Added CURL.SetOptionDNSShuffleAddresses and CURL.SetOptionHAProxyProtocol. Added UUID.FromNumber and UUID.ToNumber funct... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.2pr8
16:26:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.2 plugins: Updated CURL to version 7.60.0. Added OptionDNSShuffleAddresses and OptionHAProxyProtocol properties to CURLSMBS class. Added WindowsGUIResourcesMBS class. Added ABMultiValueMBS.indexForLabel function. C... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker 17 Launch Event bei der Denkform
14:48:00
Am 29. Mai 2018 treffen sich interessierte FileMaker Entwickler bei der Denkform in Hofheim (Taunus). Michael Valentin von FileMaker Deutschland kommt vorbei und präsentiert Filemaker 17 und steht dann für Fragen bereit. Anschließe... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Stammtisch in Zürich
14:16:00
On my next visit to Zurich, I'd love to make another Xojo developer meeting: Wer hat Interesse an einem Xojo Entwicklertreffen am 10. oder 11. Juni in Zürich? Einfach gemütlich zusammen sitzen und über Xojo schnacken. Gerne zeige ich ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
BBEdit turns 25 years old
13:29:00
Do you know BBEdit? It's still after many years it is my favorite text editor on MacOS. I've been using it since version 6.x around year 2000, first the Light version and than full version later. You can use BBEdit to edit any text file, convert ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
UUID Numbers
12:01:00
FileMaker 17 introduces a new function Get(UUIDNumber). It allows you to query the numeric representation of an UUID. e.g. 145234071807015280356493410184603392874 6D431095-AC81-4E79-8C4F-A14AAAE85B6A Both refer to the same UUID and you can calcula... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Windows GUI Resources
08:51:00
For next MBS Xojo Win Plugin, we add a new WindowsGUIResourcesMBS class: This class allows you to query the number of handles used for GUI and user objects. So you can have a timer monitor those values and maybe detect a leak in memory usage. For... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Stammtisch Ulm
07:57:00
Am 17. Mai treffen sich interessierte FileMaker Entwickler in Ulm zum Austausch von Neuigkeiten, Erfahrungen und Tipps & Tricks. Diesmal als Thema vermutlich FileMaker 17 mit vielen Neuerungen und ersten Erfahrungen. Wo: Mommo’s Pasta & Pi... [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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