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The September/October (16.5) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Reports Revisited by Ulrich Bogun and Martin Trippensee
Xojo's built-in reporting gets flack for not being full-featured, but it's more powerful than you think. Ulrich and Martin have figured out a way to hack it for better reports!

An Excel Database by Paul Budd
Should you use Excel as a database? Probably not. But you can, and there are times (like when you aren't in control of the decisions), that it's useful to be able to use SQL to query a spreadsheet.

Give Yourself to the Dark Side, Part V by Sam Rowlands
Sam's article a few issues ago on "Dark Mode" sliders was derailed by Apple's changes with MacOS Mojave, so he's back to revise his methods.

Refactoring a Controller Module, Part 2 by JC Cruz
Jose continues his explanation on how to refactor a controller module to support other models without breaking existing code.

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Year 16
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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October 23, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
SSH tunnel in FileMaker
For the upcoming 8.5 release of the MBS FileMaker Plugin, we got new functions to create a SSH tunnel from within FileMaker. You can connect to a server via SSH (IP or Domain), authenticate with your password or better your private key and start a t... [More]
October 22, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
New functions for smart card reading
In the last two weeks I worked on new functions to read smart cards. We got a client interested in reading Belgian national identity card via CryptoTokenKit functions in our plugins and a FileMaker client interested in reading Swiss Health Insurance... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Greetings from Gothenburg
Just in the middle of the seven FileMaker conferences in Europe. Three are done (Dutch, German and Italian) and three are to start this week (English, Spanish and French). And today the conference in Sweden started with over a hundred attendees: ... [More]
October 21, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Sale for Conferences
In the last week and the coming week, we have seven FileMaker conferences in Europe. Five are sponsored by Monkeybread Software. For three conferences, I will attend and present about our plugin. We like to reward people coming to the conferences, s... [More]
October 20, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Pocket Knife
Have you seen the MBS branded pocket knife? For years people joked about MBS Plugin being the Swiss pocket knife for FileMaker (and Xojo), so we got a few pocket knifes to give away. If you like, please visit our booth at the FileMaker Konferenz h... [More]
October 19, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Reading Belgian national identity card
As you may know all Belgians have an identify card. We recently added classes for CryptoTokenKit framework on Mac and translated a sample project from Swift to Xojo to read those card. Works very well to get basic information, address details and th... [More]
October 18, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Booth at FileMaker Konferenz in Malbun
For Malbun we brought our usual posters and decorated a table with papers: Please come by to say hello, get a pen, some gummy bears and the cool MBS pocket knife (okay for air travel). The coupon code for our web shop with 20% off from all licens... [More]
October 16, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Grüße aus Malbun
Diese Woche startet hier in Malbun, Liechtenstein die deutschsprachige FileMaker Konferenz mit Teilnehmern aus mindestens fünf Ländern. Ich hoffe ihr kommt nicht nur zur Konferenz, sondern nehmt euch auch einen extra Tag frei um die schöne Berglands... [More]
October 15, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Conferences
We are looking forward to two weeks with conferences. As you may know there are seven FileMaker conferences this year in Europe. I visit the German conference in Malbun (Liechtenstein), the Scandinavian conference in Gothenburg (Sweden) and the En... [More]
October 14, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
URLs without UserName and Password please
With last plugin release we enabled the option for CURL to disallow you passing user name and password. As URLs are sent to proxy and may be logged at the web servers, we prefer to not include credentials in the URL. And if you use the email address... [More]
October 12, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.5pr2
New in this prerelease of the 18.4 plugins: Updated DynaPDF to version Fixed issues with printer settings for DynaPDFMBS print methods on Windows. Improved RemoveAccentsMBS to include greece characters. Changed CDBaseChartMBS.MakeChartP... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.5pr2
New in this prerelease of version 8.5 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Updated DynaPDF to version Improved Text.RemoveAccents to include greece characters. Rewrote Files.CopyFile and Files.MoveFile for Mac/iOS to better overwrite files. Cha... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Promotion: Buy one, give one
FileMaker currently runs a promotion till 20th December 2018 where you can buy a FileMaker license and receive a second one to give to a friend. in German here at filemaker-magazin.de website. In English here in the FileMaker Store: store.filemake... [More]
October 11, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
CURL Up 2019
The CURL conference for 2019 is announced: curl up 2019 will take place in Prague, the Czech Republic the last weekend of March. When: March 29-31, 2019 Where: Prague, Czech Republic Venue: Charles University For details, please check the website. ... [More]
October 10, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Email Script for FileMaker
Today a client sent me his email script using our plugin. It is based on one of our examples, but got quite a few enhancements. First like with every professional developer, you see a few comments about what it does and where data is coming from.... [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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