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The July/August (16.4) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Scripting PDFs by Marc Zeedar
Marc previously wrote separately about using XojoScript to retrieve stock prices and using the DocVerter web service to convert documents to PDF. Now he combines the two, demonstrating how to create PDFs via scripting. This includes full scripted picture support!

Apple's Dark Vision of the Future by Sam Rowlands
At this June's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple went all in with "Dark Mode" support in their upcoming Mac OS release, Mojave. This new feature completely changes how dark mode is supported, so read this article for the early details and see how you can enable dark mode support in your own Xojo applications.

Refactoring a Controller Module, Part 1 by JC Cruz
Earlier in this series, Jose created a controller module to manage his data models. This time he demonstrates how to refactor the controller module to support other models without breaking existing code.

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Year 16
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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August 14, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
AVCaptureVideoDataOutput improvements
16:41:00
We have the AVCaptureVideoDataOutputMBS Class in MBS Xojo AVFoundation Plugin. This class allows you to get live data from the camera as CMSampleBufferMBS objects. Now this was a bit slow as we did all the processing on the main thread. But for doin... [More]
August 11, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Excellence Award
15:00:00
At the FileMaker Developer Conference 2018 in Grapevine Texas, I got awarded with the FileMaker Excellence Award for Innovation for my MBS Plugin: Thanks everyone for the good wishes. The last 12 years have been an incredible journey and we look ... [More]
August 10, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.4pr2
17:10:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.4 plugins: Added CancelAllCommands and Commands methods for SQLConnectionMBS and SQLDatabaseMBS clases. Changed CURL functions to turn gzip decompression on by default and follow redirections. Deprecated EnumHostFo... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.4pr2
17:02:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.4 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added Contacts functions. Changed HealthKit to be loaded at runtime, so it's not required to be link to it. Fixed copyright symbol character in info.plist. Added Window.ClearTouchB... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
See you at the next FileMaker DevCon
01:46:00
And the next conference will be at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando from August 5-8, 2019. See you there! PS: Our coupon code for DevCon 2018 is good for all August, so don't hesitate to use it, when you return at the ... [More]
August 09, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
On stage at DevCon
23:28:00
Today at the Deploying Your Apps to Vertical and Horizontal Markets session at FileMaker DevCon 2018, I had the chance to be on the stage for a panel and talk briefly about the machine learning functions in MBS Plugin for iOS and MacOS: If you li... [More]
August 08, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
New Contacts functions for FileMaker
18:08:00
As you may know Apple has two APIs for the address book. The older Addressbook API was introduced in Mac OS X 10.4 long ago. With MacOS 10.11 Apple introduced a second API called Contacts. Applications can use both. Sadly the don't both do the same ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Omegabundle 2018 for Xojo extended
17:46:00
Omegabundle for Xojo 2018 Developer Tools Bundle Announced; Save 89% on Top Tools Due to request of some buyers who missed first deadline, we extend the offer for another two weeks. You can buy it several times, e.g. one for each of your develope... [More]
August 07, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Plugin Presentation at DevCon
18:12:00
Please watch our MBS Plugin Presentation video for the FileMaker Developer Conference 2018 in Dallas: Enjoy the video and please visit our booth for your questions, or send an email. Don't forget to get the flyer with the discount code for the 20... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo 2018 Release 2
15:32:00
A new release of Xojo is now available for download. With over 160 changes and improvements, this release focuses on optimizations and fixes, particularly for Windows and iOS. Xojo 2018 Release 2 includes: Continued Windows optimizationsiOS Improve... [More]
August 06, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Booth ready for FileMaker DevCon
17:50:00
Please come and visit me in the booth #20 at FileMaker DevCon: As usual you can come by, read the posters, ask me questions and talk with me about existing and future features. We got flyers with our DevCon 2018 coupon code for the discount on li... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Conference in Munich next month
17:00:00
Just one month till the start of our European MBS Xojo Conference 2018. Over fifty developers from twelve countries are signed up including Xojo CEO Geoff Perlman and Xojo Evangelist Paul Lefebvre. The schedule: Sep 4thDayoptional sight seeing t... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Arrived in Grapevine, Texas
01:40:00
We arrived a few days ago in Texas and visited the local FileMaker and Xojo user group meetings, drove around to check out some historic parts here and already got out badge for the conference. If you join DevCon, please visit our booth. If you d... [More]
August 01, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.4pr1
08:41:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.4 plugins: Changed RegisterMBSPlugin to ignore calls if you already registered before. Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.21.55. Added OverlayMBS.Draw event. If used, you need to draw everything yourself via CGContext... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.4pr1
08:24:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.4 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Fixed bug in DynaPDF with loading OTF fonts. Changed DynaPDF.Print to get default printer, if you pass empty printer name. Changed FM.InsertRecord and other SQL based functions to... [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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