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The September/October (12.5) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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In-App Notifications by Sam Rowlands
Using a timer to update user-interfaces is a good idea. But Sam's got a better one: ager! borrowing from a Obj-C technique, he's created an in-app notification system so your objects can talk to each other and be notified when they need to be updated.

Writing Apps for Game Center: Part 2 by Tom Baumgartner
In Part 2, Tom explains how to request a match in real-time games.

Inside HandleSpecialURL by Christian Schmitz
Web Edition provides a full web server that can handle custom URLs via the HandleSpecialURL event. Christian demonstrates how to use this to create your own REST-like API.

Yosemite Ready? by Sam Rowlands
Mac OS X Yosemite is coming this fall. Are you ready for it? Sam provides some tips and techniques to get your Xojo app ready now.

Plus columns on object-oriented programming (SimpleDraw demo app), coding styles, database design, Xojo tips, meet a Xojo game developer, Regex conditionals, and much more.

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Issue 12.5 ("Yosemite")

Issue 12.4 ("Game Center")

Issue 12.3 ("XDC 2014")

Issue 12.2 ("Inefficiencies")

Issue 12.1 ("Smart Localization")

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")

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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September 03, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Juan Catorce Band! This Friday!
00:10:28
via Instagram http://ift.tt/W8cw2k... [More]
September 02, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Filemaker Plugin, version 4.3pr8
23:46:00
New in this prerelease of the 4.3 plugins: Rewrote menu functions. Now also support Windows for most functions. Fixed XL.Sheet.SetLandscape and XL.Sheet.SetPaper functions. Added JSON.AddNumberToArray, JSON.AddStringToArray, JSON.CreateIntegerArray... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 14.3pr8
22:03:00
New in this prerelease of the 14.3 plugins: Fixed JPEGExporterMBS.ExportRGBwithRowDataEvent to write out ICC Profile data (was missing). Fixed AVFoundationMBS.PeriodicTimeObserver event to pass parameters right. Fixed Win plugin to load again on Re... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
.fmp[x]Berlin 2015
10:17:00
BERLIN, GERMANY, September 1, 2014: Egbert A. Friedrich of herrfriedrich.com is pleased to announce the third edition of .fmp[x]Berlin, THE pan-European Unconference for FileMaker Developer. It will take place in Berlin from June, 4 - 6, 2015. With... [More]
September 01, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Menus for Windows coming
13:21:00
Take a look at this screenshot: As you see we can show a menu in FileMaker using next MBS Plugin. But it seems like we can't port all the goodies from Mac to Windows. For example windows seems not to support tooltips, keyboard equivalents, mixed s... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
ICC color profiling
11:23:00
We recently got an example about color matching a JPEG file and I want to share this with you. This code takes a JPEG file, reads it into memory. We pick the ICC profile from the JPEG file. If that is empty, we will substitute it with a generic SRG... [More]
August 31, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker DevCon Videos
13:22:00
A few days ago FileMaker posted the videos from the DevCon sessions. If you attended the conference, you can download videos and slides. Some presenters seem to like our MBS Plugin and you see it in the presentation. e.g. the colors in the scrip... [More]
August 30, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Validating Receipts of Mac App Store Purchases including In-App Purchases
12:45:00
For next prerelease we have something new. We add three new classes: AppReceiptMBS, AppReceiptIAPMBS and AppReceiptVerificatorMBS. The AppReceiptMBS class allows you to load the receipt from within your own app or from a given file. You can query ... [More]
August 28, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Research Triange Park Group Meeting
19:22:00
we just go notice about a Xojo developer meeting in North Carolina, USA: Are you in the RTP, North Carolina area? Join @Patrick McCabe and other Xojo devs at the next meeting, 7PM September 8th 2014 at Rally Point Sports Grill! Jay is going to giv... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Developer Conference in three weeks
10:19:00
Just three weeks left until the conference starts. If you like to attend, please register soon. We already have participants from 10 countries and the hotel will soon run out of available rooms. Stéphane Pinel will be present and talk about ... [More]
August 27, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Toolbar functions for FileMaker on Mac
11:38:00
With plugin version 4.3 we introduce a couple of new toolbar functions. First we can install a background image. The Toolbar.InstallBackground function takes a picture from a container and installs the necessary functions to have a background pictu... [More]
August 26, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Tip of the day: Weak Property pattern
22:37:00
Often we have to keep properties with references to other objects, but want to avoid circle references causing memory leaks. So we have to have a clear reference tree from root object to child objects. If we want a reference from child back to paren... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Filemaker Plugin, version 4.3pr7
13:47:00
New in this prerelease of the 4.3 plugins: Changed JSON.GetObjectItemTree to also look into arrays. Please pass index in array as parameter. Added new toolbar functions to add your own toolbar items. Added new functions for Mac to configure the too... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 14.3pr7
12:56:00
New in this prerelease of the 14.3 plugins: Added JPEGData and PNGData to CGImageMBS class. Added MemoryBlock.ConvertRGB12BitTo8BitMBS. Added PDFDocumentMBS.appendPage. Fixed JSONMBS.Constructor. Now creates an empty JSON object. If you need an arr... [More]
August 25, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Thanks
11:19:00
Sascha Schneppmüller is very happy about our MBS Plugins and the support we provide, so he wrote a Thank you in his blog in German: schneppmueller.de/danke-an-mbs/ We appreciate this ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Second teaser
10:13:00
As you see I have currently a lot of fun working with the FileMaker toolbar. So for next MBS FileMaker Plugin we have some new functions. ... [More]
August 14, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Juan Catorce Band plays this Friday!
00:56:19
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1psZhVR... [More]
March 12, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Get It Together, Thursday
10:36:12
Come on, Thursday. Get your act together.... [More]
March 02, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Oddly Specific
21:49:57
This is oddly specific. Must be a very small storm.... [More]
January 09, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Jen and Juan
00:17:10
Jen, Juan, a xylophone, and a lawnmower.... [More]
January 02, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Given The Weather
22:36:45
Given the weather, this seems like the appropriate hoodie to wear this evening.... [More]
December 11, 2013
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
And Monies
17:39:06
And monies.... [More]
October 19, 2013
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Ice Cream Kids
16:26:14
via Instagram http://instagram.com/p/fp5mfXS9r9/... [More]
October 18, 2013
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Skinny Pete
01:15:08
Skinny Pete made a nest.... [More]
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Dookie?
01:13:10
Tell that to Green Day, Words With Friends!... [More]

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