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Numbers Please! Part 5 by Markus Winter
Supporting decimals, precision, and exponents.

Xojo In Cologne by Dana Brown
A report -- with photos -- from the MBS Conference in Germany.

Maps (Part 2) by Markus Winter
When example projects fail, it's tough to make progress.

Your First Web App -- Part 3 by Paul Budd
Adding editing, plot lookup, searching, and more.

Big Numbers and Large Numbers by Stefanie Juchmes
Learning how the MBS Plugins support big and large numbers.

Designing for Error Tolerance by JC Cruz
Writing software that anticipates errors.

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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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December 12, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
New example database PDF library
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December 11, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo 2019 Release 3 Now Available
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  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Meeting in Netherlands
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  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Meeting in Netherlands
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December 10, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 19.6pr2
17:15:00
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  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 9.6pr2
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  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Three weeks till year's end
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December 09, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Our JavaScript engine for FileMaker
09:20:00
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  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
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December 06, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
TraceFile option in MBS Xojo DynaPDF Plugin
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Formatting and error checking expressions in FileMaker
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  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Heise Mac Dev
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December 03, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
ImageMagick 7 for Xojo
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  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Signature Field in FileMaker
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December 02, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale
17:05:00
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June 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
We've Moved
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  (Blog: RS Blog)
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  (Blog: RS Blog)
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  (Blog: RS Blog)
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  (Blog: RS Blog)
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  (Blog: RS Blog)
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May 10, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Using Twilio to send an SMS message
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  (Blog: RS Blog)
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  (Blog: RS Blog)
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  (Blog: RS Blog)
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