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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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February 27, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo developer meeting in New York City
13:58:00
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]
February 26, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Upcoming deprecations for MBS FileMaker Plugin
14:55:00
There are some deprecations and removals coming for the FileMaker platform and we may follow with the MBS Plugin. Currently we would like to learn who uses deprecated technologies and continues to need updated plugins from us in the future: FileMak... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Multithreaded JavaScript usage
13:57:00
We got some interest from customers about our JavaScriptEngineMBS class and requests for better Memoryblock handling and threading. So for next prerelease of our 20.1 plugins, we include better handling of Memoryblocks. You can pass a memory block t... [More]
February 25, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Merge PDF with table of contents
17:10:00
We got a new example database to show how to merge PDFs. One of the feature beside adding page numbers is to build a table of contents for the document with clickable entries: Set Variable [ $pdf ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.New") ]  #... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
One month till Xojo.Connect 2020 in Nashville
10:24:00
Just one month till the XOJO.CONNECT 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Tickets are still available for $999 USD. It will be held March 25-27, 2020 in Nashville, TN at the Sheraton Music City Hotel. This conferences is the best place to meet Xojo... [More]
February 24, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 20.1pr5
18:09:00
New in this prerelease of the 20.1 plugins: Added EvaluateMT and CallFunctionMT methods to JavaScriptEngineMBS class. Added SkipMode parameter to constructors for FileListMBS class to skip over files/folders and hidden items. Disabled a warning fr... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 10.1pr5
14:23:00
New in this prerelease of version 10.1 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Fixed tray setting for PDFKit.SetPrintSetting function. Added ScriptWorkspace.StyledScriptText and ScriptWorkspace.CopyScriptText functions. Added Clipboard.DetectFileMakerDataTyp... [More]
February 23, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Reading JPEG Thumbnails from EXIF
10:54:00
For next MBS Xojo Plugins we add new methods to JPEGImporterMBS class to read thumbnail from EXIF data in a JPEG file. This allows you to very quickly get a thumbnail image. We support ScaleFactor property for some years now, which allows you to rea... [More]
February 20, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Heute anmelden zur Deutschen FileMaker Konferenz 2020 in Malbun
08:58:00
Bis heute gilt der Fr├╝hbuchertarif zur elften deutschsprachigen FileMaker Konferenz 2020 in Malbun (Liechtenstein), vom 17. bis 20. Juni 2020. Wer noch nicht angemeldet ist, sollte eventuell heute buchen und ein Hotelzimmer reservieren. Aktuell gibt... [More]
February 18, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Programming your own Solar System with Xojo + MBS SceneKit
15:18:00
Stefanie wrote another blog post for the official Xojo blog: Programming your own Solar System with Xojo and MBS SceneKit If you join Xojo Connect conference next month, please come to Stefanie's presentation: Scenekit - Stefanie Juchmes, 4 pm o... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Signed up as sponsor for Claris Engage 2020
10:50:00
Monkeybread Software signed up as a conference sponsor for the upcoming Claris Engage conference in Nashville, USA. Details for the conference including the new website should be online early March, but please mark the dates in the calendar and kee... [More]
February 16, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Upgrading WebKit for Windows support
16:19:00
As you may have seen Xojo 2019r3 uses a newer version of Chromium Embedded Framework for WebKit support on Windows. For us this means we have to put the upgrade of our Chromium plugin classes on the todo list. For MBS Xojo Plugins 20.1 we upgrade ... [More]
February 15, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 20.1pr4
21:41:00
New in this prerelease of the 20.1 plugins: Added WKPreferencesMBS, WKWebViewConfigurationMBS and WKHTTPCookieStoreMBS classes. Fixed bug when reading parameters for MidiThruConnectionMBS class. Changed MidiThruConnectionMBS and related classes t... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 10.1pr4
15:55:00
New in this prerelease of version 10.1 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added CURL.Features function. Added wait parameter for CLGeocoder.GeocodeAddressString or CLGeocoder.ReverseGeocodeLocation function. Added CLGeocoder.JSON to return JSON for a ge... [More]
February 13, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Improve your work live balance with do not disturb
19:53:00
To improve the balance between work and live, some simple things can help: First, it's a great idea to set a rule in the household to have no phones for meals. So I just leave my iPhone in the office, so it doesn't grab my attention. Some families... [More]
October 31, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
RBScript opensource site
21:17:00
Back in July, I was wondering aloud how I could help improve RB and whether I should start up and host a testing suite.Well I had a few abortive attempts at designing the suite and never really came up with a decent spec.I don't have extensive knowle... [More]
October 01, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Obfuscating
19:47:00
Low-level security is often needed in a compiled app.Things like hiding a secret string from the casual hacker with a hex-editor.When the pro edition of RB of allowed me to use IDEScripts, I had a simple script that changed the currently selected cod... [More]
July 26, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
How can I help improve RB?
07:41:00
When I was developing large apps for other people to use, one of my recurring nightmares was that old bugs, once fixed, would return in a future version and make me look unprofessional.Consequently, one of my most important tools was an ever-growing ... [More]
February 08, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Editfields that update each other
20:51:00
I've been creating a number of EditFields lately where the TextChange event of each updates all the others.I pretty soon got fed up with wrapping every bit of update code in "alreadyUpdating" flags, so I decided to create a simple EditField subclass ... [More]
January 31, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Open Source projects on Google Code
22:54:00
I went through a patch when I tried to answer quite a number of questions on the forums and one or two on the NUG.Whenever I post code, I always try to test that it at least compiles.Many of the test projects I used ended up on a website that is alas... [More]
May 08, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Telling the truth
06:25:00
We all know that REAL Software can't be bothered to document REALbasic properly, so it comes as no surprise that I can find no reference in the docs to the pairs class, the only new feature RS is advertising for 2008r2.Of course, Aaron has stepped in... [More]
April 22, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Feedback changes
07:32:00
I probably should not write this first paragraph publicly. The beta list has been awash lately with phrases like, "I really like this new spirit of openness," "thanks for keeping us informed" and even "thanks for listening, the changes are much bette... [More]
April 02, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Yuma
17:09:00
I've been playing with Yuma and it's great fun.I've got a lot of learning to do but I thought I'd mention one or two bits I've found useful.I have an include file called myGlobals.yuma which includes methodsSub MsgBox(s As String)Function MsgBox(s As... [More]
March 23, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Self and Me
07:10:00
A question that comes up a lot in REALbasic is What is the difference between the Self and Me keywords?Everybody eventually thinks they have it sorted out in their own minds but it's surprising how many of us then find we're wrong.I think that essent... [More]
March 16, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Threads - Cooperative and Preemptive
07:45:00
Lots of developers talk about multiple processors in the same dubiousway they've always spoken of bigger screens and higher screen resolutions. If the user happens to have more, how can I fill it up?All those resources aren't there so the computer ca... [More]

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