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The November/December (15.6) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Delete It! by Sam Rowlands
If you've ever run into a Mac file that won't delete, you know how that's a huge problem. Here's a solution to deleting those pesky files.

Green Screen Saver by Eugene Dakin
You probably know the "green screen saver" effect from the movie, The Matrix. Now you can make your own in Xojo!

A Matrix Tree by Marc Zeedar and Jens Bendig
Using linked lists to connect items can be problematic, so here's how to use a matrix, instead.

Move, Rectangle, Move! by Sam Rowlands
Sam shares some cross-platform animation code for Xojo.

Sharing Data for Health, Part 4 by JC Cruz
This time Jose explains how to import data in XML format.

Plus: All about 64-bit, pg_restore, Aloe, external items, and more!

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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 21, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Big Xojo Sale For Black Friday
18:40:00
We got an announcement for the Black Friday sale at Xojo's store: This Black Friday sale is THE biggest sale of the year for developers! Everything Xojo is 20% off for one weekend only!* That means new licenses, renewals and&n... [More]
November 18, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 17.5pr8
14:57:00
New in this prerelease of the 17.5 plugins: Fixed WindowsDiscInfoMBS.SerialNumber for Windows 8 and newer Added FieldNames, GetFieldText, SetFieldText to WordFileMBS class. Updated DynaPDF 4.0.14.39. Added GZipFileMBS.Direct property. Download: ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.5pr8
14:44:00
New in this prerelease of the 7.5 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Improved XML.Format function and xml parsing to better handle blank areas. Rewrote Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to work with path list. Changed Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to detect if pa... [More]
November 17, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Transparent Screensaver for macOS
11:20:00
Still my favorite screen saver. Have you tried it? Nickenich, Germany - Monkeybread Software today is pleased to announce the release of Transparent Screensaver 2.4, an update to their popular screensaver utility for Mac OS X. The utility adds a va... [More]
November 16, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Convert to MP3 with new Shell commands and ffmpeg
22:11:00
Today we provided an example to a FileMaker developer. The job is to convert the sound from a video (or audio) file to an mp3 file. As we recently got the new Shell functions, we can now use ffmpeg easily in FileMaker with a script ... [More]
November 15, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Workshop in der Schweiz
18:26:00
Am 21. November 2017 findet eine MBS Schulung in Meilen am Zürichsee statt. Wir treffen uns ab 9 Uhr im Restaurant Löwen in einem separaten Schulungsraum. Nutzen Sie die Chance die 5000 Funktionen des MBS FileMaker Plugins kennen zu lernen... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Batch Emailer Application for Xojo as a sample project
11:47:00
For over ten years I use my own email sending applications to send newsletter to a group of email addresses. I recently talked with other Xojo developers and maybe some of them like to use this application for their own needs. Please note that this ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Workshop @ Denkform
09:19:00
In Zusammenarbeit mit der DenkForm GmbH bieten wir eine Schulung zum MBS Plugin an. Am 7. Dezember 2017 (auch 1. März 2018) können Sie in Hofheim am Taunus an einer eintägigen Schulung teilnehmen. Lernen Sie die über 5000 Funktio... [More]
November 14, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Session ideas for next MBS Xojo Conference
11:48:00
During the London conference we got a few ideas for sessions:Screen Layout best practiceIntuitive design of applicationsWeak areas of Xojo and best practice to handle themXojo Versions, why you may use one version over the other for a projectGDPR, t... [More]
November 13, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Parsing VCard file
20:08:00
Today we had a client who needed to read in VCard files. The following script shows an early version of the script which loops over the desktop folder to import VCF file. For testing there was only one file there, so we skipped creating record as ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 17.5pr7
14:37:00
New in this prerelease of the 17.5 plugins: Fixed SystemInformationMBS.OSVersionString to report Windows 2016 Server right. Fixed WindowsPropertiesMBS for not blocking building console projects. Download: monkeybreadsoftware.com/xojo/download/pl... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.5pr7
14:02:00
New in this prerelease of the 7.5 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added Shell functions. Added SyntaxColoring.ScriptSearchBox.GetText and SyntaxColoring.ScriptSearchBox.SetText. Fixed SystemInfo.OSVersionString to report Windows 2016 Server right. Added Wind... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo products overview from London Conference
10:56:00
At the MBS Xojo Conference in London, I did a presentation about MBS Plugins, our Kits and what is new and changed in 2017. Video is available here: MBS Xojo Products (English and 50:11 minutes) Please watch and let me know if you have questions a... [More]
November 12, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Upcoming changes for 2018 in MBS Plugins
21:20:00
For 2018 we change a few little things on the pricing/licenses. For our FileMaker plugin we add a new tier 100 seats and move up the price for unlimited seats in a company. To secure old pricing, you can update in advance in 2017. For updates we wi... [More]
November 11, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
5000 Functions in MBS Plugin
20:34:00
Last year in summer I reported we reached 4000 functions. Only 17 months later I write documentation for the upcoming 7.5 release and just noticed that we hit the 5000 functions goal! I don't want to list all 1000 functions we got since June 2016... [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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