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The May/June (15.3) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Binary Serialization by Sam Rowlands
How to convert data objects into binary files and back again.

To Proxy or Not To Proxy... by Mark Strickland
Mark shares how he used the NGINX web server to solve his Xojo web app problem.

Beginner's Guide to Xojo by Marc Zeedar
New to Xojo? Here's the ultimate guide, a broad overview with the critical details you need to know to start using Xojo like a pro.

Sharing Data for Health, Part 1 by JC Cruz
Once you've got a health app created, you may need to share that data with other applications and services. Here's how you do that.

The Problem With Abandonware by Marc Zeedar
iOS is becoming a field of abandoned apps and Apple's forced move to 64-bit is only going to make the situation worse.

Plus: Xojo 2017 Release 1, Best Backup Practices, InnoSetup, and more.

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Year 15
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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May 21, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
The MBS Script Step
22:25:00
As you may know FileMaker 16 allows plugins to create new custom script steps. MBS Plugin 7.2 or newer registers a script step called MBS. This step can replace calls with Set Field or Set Variable and is just a convenience option for you to easier ... [More]
May 20, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Developer Meeting in Nuremberg
23:00:00
On my next visit to Nuremberg, I'd love to make another Xojo developer meeting: Wer hat Interesse an einem Xojo Entwicklertreffen im Juni in Nürnberg? Einfach gemütlich zusammen sitzen und über Xojo Neuigkeiten, Konferenzen und die täglich... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Developer Meeting in Nuremberg
23:00:00
On my next visit to Nuremberg, I'd love to make another FileMaker developer meeting: Wer hat Interesse an einem FileMaker Entwicklertreffen im Juni in Nürnberg? Einfach gemütlich zusammen sitzen und über FileMaker Neuigkeiten, Konferenzen ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
OmegaBundle 2017 ends soon
10:25:00
The OmegaBundle for Xojo including MBS Plugins is ending 30th May 2017: If you plan to buy the bundle, please do it soon. ... [More]
May 19, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Run FileMaker in different language on your Mac
22:14:00
Sometimes we need to make screenshots or present with FileMaker in other languages and you can have at least eleven languages: (you know all the languages for the menubars?) I made a couple of little AppleScript apps to launch FileMaker 16 in an... [More]
May 18, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Register now for the 2018 Xojo Developer Conference
18:50:00
Xojo Inc. just announced the start of early bird registration for XDC 2018:Early registration for the 2018 Xojo Developer Conference is now open! XDC will take place in Denver, CO April 25 - 27, 2018. Featuring sessions on best practices, special ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Convert WMF and EMF files to PDF with DynaPDF
13:52:00
Did you know you can use DynaPDF to convert Windows metafile to PDF as vector graphics? When running on Windows, you can load EMF (enhanced metafile) or WMF and query their size. Than you can decide where to insert them and place them on a PDF page... [More]
May 17, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Redirect fmp URL scheme for runtimes
16:47:00
Today we worked with a client on runtimes which had a need to receive FMP URL calls. The FMP URL Scheme is not officially supported for runtimes, but it looks like the functionality is there. We only need to register the scheme with the operation sy... [More]
May 16, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Briefing
17:51:00
Über 100 Leute sind dabei beim FileMaker Briefing in der Schweiz: Fast wie eine FileMaker Konferenz trifft sich hier die FileMaker Gemeinde aus der Schweiz mit Gästen aus umliegenden Ländern zum Stelldichein. Michael Valentin berichtet, was es ne... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Zurich, Switzerland
14:09:00
My office view this morning: For a few minutes, before the boat left Zurich. Today I am in Meilen for the FileMaker 16 Event. Tomorrow night is the Xojo meeting. If anyone here in Zurich area is interested in joining me, drop me a line. ... [More]
May 15, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins 17.2
13:32:00
Nickenich, Germany (May 15th, 2017) -- Monkeybread Software releases version 17.2 of the MBS plug-in for Xojo and Real Studio. The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the Xojo (Real Studio) development environme... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin 7.2
13:05:00
Nickenich, Germany - (May 15th, 2017) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 7.2 for macOS, iOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently available for... [More]
May 14, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
The winners @ MBS Xojo Conference
11:13:00
Tradition at every MBS Conference has been to raffle a few things: This year we had a record of 17 things to raffle including T-Shirts, XDevMagazine year books, British chocolate and Xojo bottles. PS: Source code of the raffle app is included wi... [More]
May 13, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Stammtisch in Berlin
13:43:00
On my next visit to Berlin, I'd love to make another Xojo developer meeting: Wer hat Interesse an einem Xojo Entwicklertreffen am 30. Mai 2017 in Berlin? Einfach gemütlich zusammen sitzen und über Xojo schnacken. Gerne zeige ich auch neue... [More]
May 12, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Magazin - MBS Artikel
16:48:00
For our German speaking users: Wir haben die Artikel zum MBS Plugin aus dem FileMaker Magazin gesammelt hier online gestellt: FileMaker Magazin Artikel: FMM 201702: Hole (Cloud), Was meldet die Cloud eigentlich bei „Hole“-Funktionen? ... [More]
May 04, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
MBS Berlin Developers Conference Keynote
09:51:39
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
14:57:54
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
13:48:54
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
19:10:28
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
20:43:07
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
14:22:19
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]
March 07, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Recharging the Battery
16:55:17
One of the ‘joys’ of having my own business is that I’m always on-call and there are times I’m answering emails on a Saturday night.  Most of the time, it’s no big deal but it can become exhausting without a break.  … Continue reading →... [More]
February 24, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Grateful for the Xojo IDE
21:52:03
I use Xojo every day and it’s almost my exclusive development tool.  I’m so close to the product it is easy to see the warts of the product but in reality it’s a pretty stable and easy-to-use system that’s mostly … Continue reading →... [More]
February 02, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Remote Debugging Enhancement Idea
22:13:40
Remote Debugging in Xojo is perhaps one of my favorite features in Xojo because it lets me work in the environment of my choice (macOS) and run it on any Windows, Linux, or even another Mac on my network, or … Continue reading →... [More]
January 09, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Consulting Red Flags
17:16:44
The one absolute truth about consulting is that if you’re not working you’re not making any money.  The corollary to this truth is that you are either 100% busy or 100% not busy.  This is especially true if you are … Continue reading →... [More]

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