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The November/December (12.6) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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More Yosemite Tricks by Sam Rowlands
Mac OS Yosemite is now available, but not all your users will upgrade right away. Sam shows how to code your software in Xojo so it works well in both Mavericks and Yosemite operating systems.

Writing Apps for Game Center: Part 3 by Tom Baumgartner
In Part 3, Tom explains how to create and play turn-by-turn games.

Protect Your Software by Harold Halbleib
If you want to make money selling your software, you need a way to enforce your license. One option is using third-party software to protect your software. Harold explains how to use Excel Software's AppProtect and other products to do just that.

Cheap Web Hosting by Kevin Cully
Are you interested in experimenting with Xojo web apps, but hesitant to commit to a high monthly bill? Kevin's found an incredibly cheap web host and shows how to you can use it with Xojo for just pennies a day.

Columns topics include creating a simple web photo gallery creator app, handy type conversion tips, encouragement from an older Xojo developer, Common Table Expressions in SQL, making RegEx more readable, Craig continues his database design series, and so much more.

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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")

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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xDev Archive 11 Printed Book Is Available

xDev Archive Volume 11 Book xDev Archive Volume 11 is a 506-page perfect-bound book that is a great way to get a full year's worth of a magazines in print form in a single volume. The book is ready and now, so you can order yours today!

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We're in the processing of indexing all our published articles by topic. You can check out the online index here. Let us know what you think of this feature!

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Real Studio Developer went digital-only in 2008, but you can purchase full-color printed editions of RSD via print-on-demand at MagCloud.com! Issues 6.5 and up are available now. (We also offer printed books of annual collections.)

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December 18, 2014
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2014 Release 3.1
15:06:37
Xojo 2014 Release 3.1 hit the internet today. This release is a minor maintenance release and is recommended for everyone. Web received a number of fixes. Checkboxes now work properly on touch devices. Label offsets are calculated correctly when the ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Tip of day: Make variables in app shared
12:07:00
Today a quick tip. If you have properties on the app class, simply turn them into shared properties. The change has as far as I see no influence on your project, but the access is at least 5 times faster! This is due to the app function calls inter... [More]
December 12, 2014
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
New Xojo Framework Thoughts
18:14:35
I don’t think application development is very hard. It is however complex and this, I think more than anything else, makes it appear hard because people equate complexity with being hard. Xojo does a pretty good job of making things … Continue ... [More]
December 11, 2014
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
iOS Development on Xojo
17:35:31
Xojo 2014 Release 3 was a big one for Xojo.  R3 allows the average person to create iOS applications in Xojo, in a RAD language, in an easy to use IDE.  I think most people will find developing iOS apps easy … Continue reading →... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Three weeks till year's end
16:25:00
The year 2014 will end in three weeks. Do you need some more licenses? You can order licenses for 2015 and have delivery plus payment in 2014.You can get ChartDirector and DynaPDF Starter license as part of OmegaBundleAnd of course you can order up... [More]
December 10, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo 2014r3
21:57:00
The new release is there before Christmas and it includes iOS support. I hope everyone is happy now. It took a long time, but finally arrived. If you like to see a review, you can check Bob Keeney's article here: bkeeneybriefs.com/2014/12/xojo-201... [More]
December 09, 2014
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2014 Release 3
17:58:13
Xojo 2014 Release 3 hit the public today.  It is, without a doubt, the most ambitious release we’ve seen in quite a while.  This release brings the much anticipated iOS target and while it’s a first release it seems pretty … Continue reading &#... [More]
December 08, 2014
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Change is the Only Constant
21:06:57
No one likes change.  I know I don’t.  It introduces an unknown element and unknown equates to scary. Back in college (granted, this was decades ago) the language dejour was Pascal and C was an upper level CS course (being … Continue reading &#... [More]
December 07, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 14.5pr3
10:55:00
New in this prerelease of the 14.5 plugins: Updated DynaPDF to version 3.0.37.106. Fixed potential problem with destructors of AVVideoCompositionInstructionMBS and AVVideoCompositingMBS classes. Added NSToolbarItemGroupMBS class. Fixed bug with for... [More]
December 06, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Filemaker Plugin, version 4.5pr3
12:49:00
New in this prerelease of the 4.5 plugins: Updated DynaPDF to version 3.0.37.106. Fixed bug with formatting date in SendMail functions. Fixed bug where default text encoding was not used when needed. (introduced bug in pr1) Tracing will now also lo... [More]
December 05, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo iOS support around the corner
15:55:00
It's december and Xojo Inc. announced a few things this year. One of them is that 2014r3 will include iOS target. Another promise is that iOS target may cost some extra money for existing users. Especially I think they mentioned something like $200 ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS featured in ISO FileMaker Magazine video
10:01:00
The FileMaker Magazine just released a video showing a couple of FileMaker tools and tricks. I enjoyed watching it, learnt a few new shortcuts for FileMaker and got a different view on my syntax coloring feature: filemakermagazine.com/videos/develo... [More]
December 03, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS SQLite Extension in version 1.3
13:16:00
NICKENICH, Germany (December 3rd, 2014) -- Monkeybread Software releases version 1.3 of the MBS SQLite Extension. The MBS SQLite Extension is a multifunctional extension to any SQLite powered application. You can use it as: a plug-in for Cube SQL ... [More]
December 02, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Developer group for Dallas, Texas
20:36:00
Maybe someone from the area in wants to join this group? see forum posting ... [More]
December 01, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Filemaker Plugin, version 4.5pr2
19:34:00
New in this prerelease of the 4.5 plugins: Added Menu.ItemAtIndex and Menu.Items functions. Fixed Menu.SelectedItem function for Windows. Changed Menu.AddItems to now make separators if you add a line with minus and added a parameter for tags. Fixe... [More]
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Styled HTML Field 2.0.10
18:40:36
We updated Styled HTML Field today to version 2.0.10.  The StyledHTMLField is a set of classes for Xojo that allow you to export HTML from StyledText in a native TextArea control.  The classes also allow you to create HTML emails. This … Contin... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 14.5pr2
17:10:00
New in this prerelease of the 14.5 plugins: Updated DynaPDF to version 3.0.37.105. Added CALayerMBS.contents, CGImageMBS.CreateImageWithFile, AVMutableVideoCompositionMBS.renderSize for new AVFoundation example to show how to overlay video with ima... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
.fmp[x]Berlin 2015 Location
15:02:00
The .fmp[x]Berlin 2015 conference is a big meeting of FileMaker developers from around the world in the center of Europe. It's planned for 4 - 6 June 2015 in the Upstalsboom Hotel Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany. So mark the dates in the calendar ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
QuickMenu function
00:18:00
Here is a nice custom function for showing a menu right away: Let ( [ /* Create a menu */ menu = MBS( "Menu.CreateMenu" ); /* add items from our parameter */ m2 = MBS( "Menu.AddItems"; menu; Items ); /* show menu at mouse position */ m3 = MBS( "Men... [More]
November 29, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
The 2015 Xojo Developer Conference, early bird offer ends tomorrow
14:05:00
Just one day left to save $250 on a ticket with the early bird offer. Already around 50 people signed up for the conference, so it may sell out like last year. The good news on the hotel is that plenty of rooms are still available. The bad news is t... [More]
November 28, 2014
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin IDs
09:57:00
With MBS FileMaker Plugin 4.5 we reorganized the IDs in our plugin. Now you can see from the ID where it came from. So ID 14012 is an email. Except if you used more than a 1000 regular expressions and also reached that ID there. But in general we do... [More]
November 27, 2014
  (Blog: Brad Rhine)
Why put it in the box?
16:05:49
via Instagram http://ift.tt/1ygiDjK... [More]
November 25, 2014
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Spell Checker 1.0.1
20:06:18
Today we released version 1.0.1 of our cross platform spell checker for Xojo.  This Xojo plugin works on Mac and Windows and will use the system spell checker where available (all Mac OS X and Window 8+).  Otherwise, it will fall … Continue rea... [More]
November 19, 2014
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
The Power of Face Time
14:50:00
Face time is very cool. No, I’m not talking about the video conferencing technology that Apple is pushing. I’m talking about sitting across the table from someone and being able to see their body language and see what they’re pointi... [More]
November 14, 2014
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
XojoTalk Podcast
14:00:38
I just wanted to bring attention to the (relatively) new XojoTalk podcast.  The third edition was released this week with guest Eric Gibbon.  Paul Lefebvre, from Xojo, and Eric talked about the UK Xojo Developers Conference (being held this week!), X... [More]

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