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The September/October (13.5) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Spot the Error by Markus Winter
Errors with different integer types can be extremely subtle. What happens when you convert from one type to another? What about overflow errors? Markus challenges you to "Spot the Error" and explains what's really going on.

Simple Is Better by Mark Strickland
We're programmers -- we naturally like to make things complicated. But sometimes simple is a better approach, especially when it comes to user interfaces. Mark writes about how he used the simplest interface of all -- cell phone text messaging -- to create an electronic time clock system that employees in the field can use without a computer or even a smartphone.

Tracking Medications for Personal Health by JC Cruz
You might think a personal health journal is all about tracking your exercise, heart rate, and other details, but keeping your medications up-to-date is also critical. Jose explains how that works in his ongoing health project.

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Year 13
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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October 02, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Big Bundle Offer for October 2015
Recently I got asked for a big bundle. We do custom bundles for clients from time to time. More like a volume discount if they need a lot of items. And for October I offer this bundle for a fixed price: ItemRetail Prices MBS Xojo DynaPDF Pro$799 MB... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Tip of day: Load ICC profile on OS X for any image format with CGImageSource
With this sample code we use CGImageSource and Apple's support for 20+ image formats to read ICC Profile for any supported image file format: //getapicturefiledim file as FolderItem = SpecialFolder.Desktop.Child("sylwia.jpg") //getimagesou... [More]
October 01, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
[ANN] MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Xojo / Real Studio plug-ins in version 15.3
NICKENICH, Germany (October 1st, 2015) -- Monkeybread Software releases version 15.3 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 enviro... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
[ANN] MBS FileMaker Plugin 5.3 for OS X/Windows
Nickenich, Germany - (October 1st, 2015) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 5.3 for Mac OS X or Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently available for FileMa... [More]
September 30, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Web App with image error handler and scaling
By default the WebImageView in Xojo will not scale down images (Feedback case 40994) and not handle the case where an URL doesn't work (Feedback case 40996). For a project here, we need those features, so here is a possible implementation. In our ap... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Magazin - MBS Artikel
For our Germans speaking users: Wir haben die Artikel zum MBS Plugin aus dem FileMaker Magazin gesammelt hier online gestellt: FileMaker Magazin Artikel: FMM 201203 Arbeiten mit Dateidialogen, Komfortablere Dateiexporte per MBS Plugin FMM 201303 ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Using Markdown Javascript converter in FileMaker
Today I created a new example for using Javascript and Webviewer in FileMaker to convert from markdown to HTML. Actually the script is not very complicated with only a few script steps. The html file we load in the webviewer, provides the required ... [More]
September 29, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
[ANN] MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Xojo Event Kit in version 1.0
Nickenich, Germany (September 29th, 2015) -- Monkeybread Software releases version 1.0 of the MBS Xojo Event Kit. The MBS Xojo Event Kit provides you with a few useful classes for using the calendar for your Xojo iOS application. Wrapper for iOS/M... [More]
September 28, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 15.3pr5
New in this prerelease of the 15.3 plugins: Fixed bug with sending emails. Inline graphics were not embedded correctly. Updated DynaPDF to version Added LCMS2StageMBS.CubeSize functions. Added more variants for LCMS2StageMBS.CreateStag... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 5.3pr5
New in this prerelease of the 5.3 plugins: Fixed bug with sending emails. Inline graphics were not embedded correctly. Updated DynaPDF to version Fixed a bug in WebView.Screenshot with use of more than one display on Mac. Fixed a bug w... [More]
September 24, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Now offering bundles with Xojo and MBS Plugin licenses
We have been reselling a few Real Studio licenses over the years. With Xojo we also want to offer this service in the future with attractive bundles. So if you need a plugin licenses and Xojo licenses, you can now order them from us together as a pa... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Embedded SQLite and encryption
As you may know we are big fans of SQLite. So we offer for both Xojo and FileMaker to use SQLite for connecting to database with our SQL functions. Now we have a SQLite internal library already for some time in Xojo. With next prerelease we add tha... [More]
September 23, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Install FileMaker 14 Server on Windows 10
First, FileMaker doesn't support Windows 10 yet. The installer fails with error message "IIS Application Request Routing (ARR) is required.." for me. The instructions from Peter Wood helped. So I downloaded and installed Application Request Routing... [More]
September 22, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 15.3pr4
New in this prerelease of the 15.3 plugins: Changed DarwinResourceUsageMBS.SystemTimeUsed and DarwinResourceUsageMBS.UserTimeUsed to doubles. Added ShowDifferences function for DynaPDFMBS class. Added MimeEmailMBS.HTMLToPlainText function used to g... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 5.3pr4
New in this prerelease of the 5.3 plugins: Added DynaPDF.ShowDifferences function. Added QuickList.List and RegEx.List to list IDs of current lists or regular expressions. Fixed bug in PHP plugin which caused crash with phpinfo function. Added Cont... [More]
July 31, 2015
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
What’s Next…
(Release 21 is a Web Edition only release, as there were no reported bugs or requested features for Desktop Edition since Release 20.) Is that really what you want to know? Well, for release 21 we will not only be pushing out our stability rewrite... [More]
July 07, 2015
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
More About the WE Rewrite
The rewrite is complete. The finishing touches were just put on earlier today, and we’re ready to move forward with our other goals for this release. If you’d like to know more about the causes and fixes present in the rewrite, read on. T... [More]
June 26, 2015
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
New Support Guarantee!
Now, with GraffitiSuite, if you* submit a bug or support request and don’t receive a response within 48-hours, you’ll receive six-months of free updates!**  This is all part of our plan to increase interaction and provide better support f... [More]
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
Calling All Customers!
Hello again! This time around, we’re looking for reviews.  Good, bad, in-between, doesn’t matter!  Let us know what you love or hate about GraffitiSuite by visiting our new Reviews page.  Every review will be taken seriously, and we’... [More]
June 23, 2015
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
Update on Rewrite Progress
Just a quick note to say that the heavy modifications to our Web Edition codebase are progressing as planned, and we hope for a release around the end of July.  Sometime shortly before then we will allow access to the beta package on this site. Also,... [More]
May 11, 2015
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
Web Rewrite in the Works
After many fixes aimed at increasing the stability of our Web Edition controls over the past year, and the resulting recurring issues, we are going to be making major changes to the Web Edition classes. At a future date, we will be releasing a near r... [More]
April 06, 2015
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
Release 20 Now Available
NOTE WEB This release addresses many compatability issues which were raised since Xojo 2014r3.1 NOTE WEB Debugging demo now also runs SSL on port 8081. CHANGE WEB Demo app reworked to better test functionality. CHANGE WEB GraffitiWebPopupMenu partial... [More]
January 12, 2015
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
Release 20 Coming Soon
Release 20 is coming along nicely, so how about an update of what’s included? GraffitiSuite Web Edition is the primary focus of this release, with nearly 50 changes in so far. Of those, 5 are completely new products, 4 are added functionality, ... [More]
November 11, 2014
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
GraffitiWebSyntaxEditor Fix Coming
We’ve identified a syntax issue in GraffitiWebSyntaxEditor that got by in the last release. We hope to have this fix in by tomorrow evening. UPDATE: GraffitiSuite Release 19.1 is now available.... [More]
November 10, 2014
  (Blog: Anthony Cyphers)
Release 19 Now Available
Release 19 has been pushed out with the following changes: CHANGE WEB All GraffitiWeb classes now instantiate jQuery in noConflict mode. CHANGE WEB GraffitiWebAlert now queues calls until fully loaded. CHANGE WEB GraffitiWebSyntaxEditor now holds all... [More]

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