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Motor Control by Eugene Dakin
Have you ever wanted to control a motor with a Raspberry Pi? In this tutorial, Eugene shows you how to do it.

Making PDFs by Marc Zeedar
Converting documents from one format to another is complicated. Why not let a web service handle the dirty details for you? It's cross-platform and your users won't care how you do it. Convert from Markdown or HTML to PDF and other formats.

Scripting Stock Prices with Xojo by Marc Zeedar
Just getting stock prices is only the first step -- what do you do with those once you've got them? How about a scripting language that lets you work with that information to create reports and analysis? Check out Marc's StockScripter app.

A Predicate For Data, Part 1 by JC Cruz
Jose starts a new series explaining about data predicates -- what they are and how to incorporate them in your own projects.

Plus: Xojo community, PITR, Xojo encrypting, a custom code formatting script update, and more!

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Year 16
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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April 26, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Colorspaces in Xojo
21:22:00
If you are interested in color handling in Xojo, we have a couple of things for you. MBS Plugins support several color engines: LCMS2, the cross platform classes.WindowsICM, the colorspace engine from Windows.ColorSync classes for Apple.NSColor, the... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Converting JSON to HTML for display
18:54:00
For the next MBS FileMaker Plugin, we add a new function JSON.ToHTML to display JSON to user in a web viewer: We include some CSS class tags, so you can colorize this a bit. Please try when next prerelease is available or just email us for a test... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Spellchecking on Windows
00:32:00
While watching the sessions at XDC, I got the idea to look what RichText control offers and turned on spell checking: The new Textarea.WinSpellcheckingMBS Property will enable/disable spell checking for textarea control on Windows 8 and newer. Se... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
HealthKit for FileMaker on iOS
00:25:00
For the next version of MBS FileMaker Plugin for the FileMaker iOS SDK, we are adding HealthKit functions. For some time now we had people asking for it, so now we start with adding some basic HealthKit support: Checking for availability of health... [More]
April 25, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS at XDC 2018
16:06:00
This year I will be at XDC in Denver as a regular attendee and speaker. If you like, you can ask me for the coupon code for the MBS discount for conference attendees (20% off on all licenses). For our upcoming conference in Munich, we offer a 100 ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Abend bei der Denkform
14:51:00
Am 29. Mai 2018 treffen sich interessierte FileMaker Entwickler bei der Denkform in Hofheim (Taunus). Wir schauen uns Neues in der FileMaker Welt an. Michael Valentin von FileMaker Deutschland kommt vorbei und präsentiert Neuigkeiten und steht... [More]
April 24, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.2pr4
17:51:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.2 plugins: Added CURLSMBS.Paused property. Added AddMimePart and FinishMime methods to CURLSMBS class. Added CURLSMimePartMBS class. Changed cursor functions for SQL Plugin to return field count = 0 if there is no ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.2pr4
17:26:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.2 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Improved find feature, so it works now in Layout list dialog. Added StoreKit functions. Fixed parameter handling for XL.Sheet.SetNamedRange function. Added links to documentation f... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Use JSON functions with SQLite
04:53:00
In both MBS FileMaker Plugin and in the MBS Xojo SQL Plugin, we have a built-in SQLite library with various extensions. You activate it in FileMaker with SQL.InternalSQLiteLibrary.Activate and in Xojo with methods in InternalSQLiteLibraryMBS module.... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Let users review your FileMaker iOS application
04:02:00
With next MBS FileMaker Plugin you can ask the user to review your application. The StoreKit.RequestReview function allows you to ask the user to rate your application. The function returns directly and the dialog shows asynchronously. Although yo... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Do you remember Boulder?
00:03:00
Nine years ago we visited the REAL Studio Summit in Boulder, Colorado. A small Xojo conference with about 30 people in the office of Inspiring Apps right there at the edge of Pearl Street, the central shopping mall street in Boulder. Now we are b... [More]
April 23, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Event Kit, version 1.2
15:34:00
Nickenich, Germany (April 23rd, 2018) -- Monkeybread Software releases version 1.2 of the MBS Xojo Event Kit. The MBS Xojo Event Kit provides you with a few useful classes for using the calendar for your Xojo iOS application. New in version 1.2:Ad... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Working on new Store Kit functions
14:13:00
For the next MBS Plugin we work on functions for the Mac and iOS App Store. While this is still work in progress and getting your iOS or Mac App in the app store is quite a challenge, we prepare the necessary functions to do sell items to the use... [More]
April 22, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Macoun Conference
17:23:00
The 11th Macoun conference 2018 will be at 15th and 16th September 2018. This is one of the biggest Mac and iOS developer conferences in Europe with over 400 participants. With 20+ sessions about coding topics & tricks it feels like a smaller WWDC ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Privacy enhancements
15:03:00
In preparation for the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive here in Europe, we made a few adjustments already to comply better with regulation:Attended training at denkform: Europäische Datenschutzgrundverordnung EU DS-GVOWe setup a ... [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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