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The July/August (15.4) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Shrink Your Apps by Mattias Sandström
Mattias with some techniques to make your built apps smaller.

Windows Fast Listbox Updating by Eugene Dakin
If you want your listboxes updated quickly, you can run into flickering on Windows. Eugene shows how to solve that with some handy routines.

Berlin, Here I Come by Marc Zeedar
Marc went overseas for the first time in years for the MBS Xojo Conference in Germany in May. Here's what happened, with gobs of photos.

Sharing Data for Health, Part 2 by Jc Cruz
Jose concludes the data sharing project he started last issue.

Optimizing Xojo Apps by Christian Schmitz
Xojo is great at handling many technical details for you, but some of that management costs performance. Christian shows how to avoid the slowdowns with these tips.

Plus: Xojo and WWDC, initializing controls, pg_dump, and more!

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Year 15
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 17, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Spanish Devcon 2017
In October all around Europe are conferences for FileMaker. You can meet me at the German conference in Salzburg and this year also at the Spanish conference in Madrid: 20th to 21st October 2017 in Madrid. See Website Maybe I can get a short ses... [More]
July 16, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
4800 functions in MBS Plugin
Did you notice we just passed the 4800 function mark with version 7.3? Just a new record reached just before DevCon. And well, the posters are printed already for 4700... The number of functions is always outdated. Recent additions where new Bina... [More]
July 15, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 17.3pr7
New in this prerelease of the 17.3 plugins: Added WindowsDeviceModeMBS.ApplyToSetupString method. Updated WindowsDeviceModeMBS class methods for SetupString to handle 2017r1 SetupString format. Added XLBookMBS methods to load partially and load/sa... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.3pr7
New in this prerelease of the 7.3 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added XML.Parse and XML.Release to parse XML once and query several times to get better performance. Fixed bug in Int64 parsing when FileMaker uses scientific notation. Improved Math.BitwiseA... [More]
July 13, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 17.3pr6
New in this prerelease of the 17.3 plugins: Enabled SSE2 extension for libPNG for macOS as all Macs with Intel CPU should have SSE2. Updated libPNG to version 1.6.30. Updated DynaPDF library to version Download: monkeybreadsoftware.de... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.3pr6
New in this prerelease of the 7.3 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added Text.ReplaceAll function. Improved speed of XML functions. Added Plugin.PNGVersion function. Updated libPNG to version 1.6.30. Updated DynaPDF library to version Updated to F... [More]
July 12, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
3 Monate bis zur FileMaker Konferenz in Salzburg
In gerade mal drei Monaten startet die FileMaker Konferenz in Salzburg. So langsam füllt sich die Konferenz und inzwischen steht auch das Programm. Vom 12. bis 14. Oktober 2017 treffen sich wieder ca. 200 Teilnehmer im Pitter in Salzburg. Die deuts... [More]
July 11, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Summer Sale in Xojo Store
Xojo Inc. announced a sale in their store for add-ons to Xojo:Sale in the Xojo Add-On Store - 20% off! Beat that summer heat, stay inside with Xojo! Between today and July 16th, shop our add-on store and save 20%, sale includes XDC Videos! Simply ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker updates to version 16.0.2
FileMaker Inc. just released an update to it's FileMaker Platform: FileMaker, Inc. has released FileMaker Pro 16.0.2, FileMaker Pro 16.0.2 Advanced, FileMaker Go 16.0.2, and FileMaker Server 16.0.2. The FileMaker 16.0.2 Platform includes bug fixes a... [More]
July 10, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 17.3pr5
New in this prerelease of the 17.3 plugins: Fixed memory leaks with OverlayMBS on Mac. Updated PostgreSQL to version 9.6.3. Updated OpenSSL to 1.1.0f and 1.0.2l Added more methods for NSFontManagerMBS class. Added WindowsFontDialogMBS class. Fixed ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.3pr5
New in this prerelease of the 7.3 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Changed script coloring to keep gray script lines (deactivated or incompatible) in gray. Updated OpenSSL to 1.1.0f and 1.0.2l Calling StoreRegistration function now also invokes Register to t... [More]
July 08, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
New Country and Territory promotion
As you may know our MBS Plugins are used in over 55 countries (FileMaker) and 74 countries (Xojo). But still there are a lot of countries left, so we’d like to offer a promotion: Get a second year of updates for free when purchasing a new license fr... [More]
July 06, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker error 1506
Please be aware about the FileMaker error 1506. It is supposed to mean that an email was not sent correctly. But I just learnt that it could mean the opposite. So you can get this error, if the email connection is dropped or server doesn't answer qu... [More]
July 05, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Plugin vs. Insert From URL in FileMaker 16
Recently clients wondered what the can do with the new CURL functions in FileMaker 16 and how it compares to the plugin functions. So I spend some time to put together a table to show the differences. FileMaker implemented new options so you can do... [More]
July 03, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
xDev Magazine Issue 15.4 Issue
The July/August (15.4) issue of xDev Magazine is now available. Here's a quick preview of what's inside: Shrink Your Apps by Mattias Sandstrom Mattias with some techniques to make your built apps smaller. Windows Fast Listbox Updating by Eugene Da... [More]
June 22, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Automating Xojo Database Development with ARGen
Database applications are relatively easy with Xojo. The native Database, DatabaseRecord, and Recordset classes make it easy to connect, add, edit, and delete data in your console, desktop, and web applications. What we’ve found over the years isn’t ... [More]
June 08, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Shorts 2.0.3
Today we released BKeeney Shorts 2.0.3.  This is a free update to all version 2.0.x users. Shorts is the premier reporting tool for Xojo applications.  Shorts allows a Xojo developer to embed a report designer inside in an application, view reports i... [More]
June 06, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
BKS WebSplitter 1.0.1
BKeeney Software Releases Version 1.0.1 of WebSplitter for Xojo BKeeney Software is pleased to announce the release of version 1.0.1 of their WebSplitter for Xojo Web. The WebSplitter control is a browser-side draggable interface splitter for the Xoj... [More]
May 26, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Is Xojo the Right Development Tool
Quite often prospective clients, and developers thinking of learning Xojo, ask my opinion of Xojo.  They are about to embark on a journey spending tens of thousands of dollars on a cross-platform tool and they want to know if Xojo … Continue re... [More]
May 04, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
MBS Berlin Developers Conference Keynote
Geoff Perlman, CEO of Xojo Inc gave his keynote address at the Berlin Xojo Developers Conference today.  The conference is hosted by Monkeybread Software.  In his hour long talk, he discussed the future of Xojo and, in particular, what’s scheduled fo... [More]
April 28, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
BKS Shorts Version 2.0
BKeeney Software (Lenexa, KS) has released version 2.0 of it’s Xojo reporting tool, BKS Shorts, today. Shorts is the premier reporting tool for Xojo desktop and web applications and comes with an integrated Designer and Viewer components to make it &... [More]
April 25, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2017 Release 1.1
Xojo 2017 Release 1.1 hit the web today.  This dot release contains some very important Windows framework bug fixes related to printing and is recommended for all users.  There are a few other changes as well. For those that are … Continue read... [More]
April 10, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Discoverability in Xojo
Xojo has a big API and it’s impossible to know everything. This is made even more impossible since Xojo gets updated three to four times a year and, in the past couple of years, they’ve added two new targets (iOS … Continue reading →... [More]
April 06, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Berlin Xojo Developer Conference
We are 30 days away from the biggest Xojo developers conference of 2017.  Monkeybread Software is hosting this two-day conference in Berlin, Germany May 4th and 5th. There are currently 79 attendees from all over the world which is an … Continu... [More]
March 28, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2017 Release 1
The road to 64-bit took another step forward today with the release of Xojo 2017 R1.  This important release let’s you do 64-bit Remote Debugging for some targets with some important caveats.  It also adds the ability to Remote Debug … Continue... [More]

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