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The January/February (16.1) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Byte Order Marker by Eugene Dakin
Unicode was supposed to solve all our text encoding problems, but there are tricky aspects. Find out what a BOM is and how to support it.

From FileMaker to Xojo and Back Again by Ulrich Bogun
Imagine the best of FileMaker and Xojo with none of the limitations. How is that possible? by using the two together, you can take advantage of the strengths of each!

MBS London Conference 2017 by Richard Duke and Marc Zeedar
Did you go to the conference in London in November? Marc did, and he had a great time on his first-ever visit to England. Find out what you missed!

Get Stock Prices with Xojo by Marc Zeedar
There are web APIs for getting data on the Web, but sometimes data scrapping is easier. Marc demonstrates two methods of getting stock prices.

A Model For Health by JC Cruz
Jose shows how to design a proper data model for his previous Health Data project. He refactors the old code so you can see how to update an existing design.

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Year 16
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 19, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Sign up for MBS Newsletters
You can sign up for MBS Newsletters on our website. We keep you informed about new plugin versions, local events, conferences and special offers. Emails are sent out in average once a month, so it shouldn't fill your mailbox. If you provide an add... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.0pr9
New in this prerelease of the 18.0 plugins: Fixed DynaPDFMBS.PageStatistic function. Fixed WebFrameMBS.DOMDocumentMBS. Added DynaPDFBookmarkMBS Handle property. Added passing through picture resolution properties for various picture functions, e.g... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.0pr9
New in this prerelease of version 8.0 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Fixed parameter count error for LDAP.AddJSON. Fixed ZipFile.SetCompressionLevel to work with compression better. Changed XML.Query to return attribute list properly. Download at ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
DynaPDF Text Position Examples
We got a new example for Xojo on how to extract text from a page and know each position of each text chunk. We can even keep track of current state, so we have the fonts ready and can even draw the same text on top of the existing PDF with Xojo. So ... [More]
January 18, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Circle crop images in FileMaker with MBS Plugin
Once again a client asked for some help with image editing in FileMaker. An imported picture should be scaled to a given size and than be cropped to a round image. Of course there are no round images, just images with alpha channels to give the ill... [More]
January 17, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Prices for FileMaker Developer Conference 2018
As stated in the FileMaker community, registration will open in February. The training on Monday 6th will cost $399. Keynote will start later that evening, probably at 6pm and is followed with the welcome reception. Prices for the conference are $1... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker und Xojo Stammtisch in Passau
On my next visit to Passau, I'd love to make another FileMaker & Xojo developer meeting: Wer hat Interesse an einem FileMaker Entwicklertreffen im März 2018 in der Nähe von Passau? Einfach in gemütlicher Runde treffen in einem netten R... [More]
January 16, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Register for XDC 2018 in Denver soon
Xojo Inc. just announced that the Xojo Developer Conference 2018 in Denver may sell out soon as there are only 25 tickets left. If you haven't registered yet, the time is now! Save $100 by Feb. 16, but register soon to guarantee you'll have a spot! ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Farm Time, The Mini Movie
FileMaker Inc. started a new ad campaign #FarmTime to promote the FileMaker brand: ... [More]
January 15, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.0pr8
New in this prerelease of version 8.0 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added Settings tab to Form Utility with a field to enter user agent string to use. Added XL.Sheet.CellReadBooleans, XL.Sheet.CellReadComments, XL.Sheet.CellReadDates, XL.Sheet.Cell... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.0pr8
New in this prerelease of the 18.0 plugins: Fixed bug in VLCEqualizerMBS.Map setter. Fixed out of bounds problem in zxingQRCodeReaderMBS. Fixed problem with loading cairo library on Linux for Ubuntu 17.4. Added IDN support for CURLSMBS and CURLNMB... [More]
January 14, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Stammtisch in Hamburg
On my next visit to Hamburg, I'd love to make another FileMaker developer meeting: Wer hat Interesse an einem FileMaker Entwicklertreffen am 27. oder 28. Juni 2018 in Hamburg? Einfach in gemütlicher Runde treffen in einem netten Restaurant und beim ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Stammtisch in Hamburg
On my next visit to Hamburg, I'd love to make another Xojo developer meeting: Wer hat Interesse an einem Xojo Entwicklertreffen am 27. oder 28. Juni 2018 in Hamburg? Einfach in gemütlicher Runde treffen in einem netten Restaurant und beim Abendessen... [More]
January 10, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.0pr7
New in this prerelease of version 8.0 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added XL.LoadBookPartially function. Updated DynaPDF to version Fixed problem with AVExport.ExportSessionMerge and new example to work. Added AVAsset.WaitForLoaded funct... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.0pr7
New in this prerelease of the 18.0 plugins: Added NSViewTooltipMBS class and NSViewMBS.addToolTipRect method. Updated DynaPDF to version Fixed problem with VerifyEmailMBS function and some DNS servers. Added Multiply and Unmultiply to P... [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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