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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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July 15, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Developer Meeting for Dallas
21:06:00
Due to the FileMaker DevCon, we will come to Grapevine, Texas in August. So let's organize a Xojo developer meeting! Anyone interested? Currently we'd like to know if there is interest for a dinner meeting or more? Please fill the survey. Dates is a... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.3pr7
13:13:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.3 plugins: Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.21.54. Updated plugin SDK for 2018r2. Download: monkeybreadsoftware.com/xojo/download/plugin/Prerelease/. Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder. ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.3pr7
13:08:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.3 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Fixed GMImage.NewFromContainer to handle SVG files better. Fixed Window.TopHeight for FileMaker 11. Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.21.54. Download at monkeybreadsoftware.de/file... [More]
July 13, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.3pr6
23:08:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.3 plugins: Fixed auto commit issue for CubeSQL. Fixed RegistryValueMBS.asLong32 setter for 64-bit. Fixed CURLSMBS.SetupOAuth to pass parameter names in given case, no longer does lowercase. Added Name property for ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.3pr6
20:14:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.3 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Fixed auto commit issue for CubeSQL. Added Speech.IsPaused, Speech.Pause and Speech.Resume. Renamed Text.Speak functions to Speech functions. Changed Audit to find old values by ID... [More]
July 12, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Conference in Munich starts in only eight weeks
16:17:00
Just eight weeks till the start of our European MBS Xojo Conference 2018. Already fifty developers from twelve countries are signed up including Xojo CEO Geoff Perlman and Xojo Evangelist Paul Lefebvre. Reserve your ticket and your hotel room as so... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Video from MBS Presentation at DotFMP 2018
14:41:00
At the dotfmp conference in Berlin this year I presented a bit about MBS Plugin. DotFMP 2018 Presentation(English)47:13 minutes You can watch the presentation and a few questions. Enjoy! If you like to see this live and bring your questions, you c... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Omegabundle 2018 for Xojo ends soon
10:33:00
Omegabundle for Xojo 2018 Developer Tools Bundle Announced; Save 89% on Top Tools The offer ends 30th July 2018. Omegabundle for Xojo 2018 is a collection of 13 (122+ individual items!) of the most useful tool sets, add-ons, digital books and com... [More]
July 10, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.3pr5
17:46:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.3 plugins: Updated internal graphics functions for Xojo 2018r2. Fixed Cocoa target for OverlayMBS to not use NSWindowStyleMaskNonactivatingPanel which causes a warning from AppKit. Added InsertRecord and UpdateReco... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.3pr5
16:16:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.3 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Improved warning for DynaPDF functions to list which function needs a Lite or Pro license. Added TAPI.IsInitialized function. Fixed Text.Speak to properly stop on Windows if called... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
New SQL Insert and Update functions for our Xojo Plugin
13:56:00
Writing prepared statements to update fields in a database or to make an insert can be challenge for some of our users. So we got an easier way for most inserts/updates, which may help you: InsertRecord(TableName as String, Record as Dictionary) Up... [More]
July 04, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Sign up for European FileMaker Conferences 2018
20:05:00
Please join 500+ FileMaker developers at the European developer conferences this year: Conference Name Language Location Date Registrati... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
xDev Magazine Issue 16.4 Issue
10:19:00
The July/August (16.4) issue of xDev Magazine is now available. Here's a quick preview of what's inside: Scripting PDFs by Marc Zeedar Marc previously wrote separately about using XojoScript to retrieve stock prices and using the DocVerter web serv... [More]
June 29, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Twelve countries represented at our Xojo Conference
09:17:00
We got people signed up for MBS Xojo Developer Conference from elven countries now: 🇩🇪 🇳🇱 🇬🇧 🇨🇭 🇫🇷 🇦🇹 🇺🇸 🇪🇸 🇬&#x... [More]
June 26, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.3pr4
13:58:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.3 plugins: Added Bluetooth classes for Mac: IOBluetoothServiceBrowserControllerMBS, IOBluetoothSDPUUIDMBS, IOBluetoothSDPServiceRecordMBS, IOBluetoothSDPServiceAttributeMBS, IOBluetoothSDPDataElementMBS, IOBluetoot... [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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