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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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September 04, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Conference in two weeks!
Our MBS Xojo Conference starts in two weeks. We have a few last seats to offer, so if you want to be there, decide quickly. This is an english speaking conference located in the middle of Europe in Bad Hotel Scheveningen in Scheveningen a suburb at ... [More]
September 02, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
xDev Magazine Issue 13.5
The September/October 2015 (13.5) issue of xDev Magazine is now available. Here's a quick preview of what's inside: * Spot the Error * by Markus Winter Errors with different integer types can be extremely subtle. What happens when you convert from... [More]
September 01, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 15.3pr2
New in this prerelease of the 15.3 plugins: Added WiringPiMBS module. Updated DynaPDF to version Added new AVFoundation classes for Audio Units and Audio Engine. Download: macsw.de/plugin/Prerelease . Or ask us to be added to our sha... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 5.3pr2
New in this prerelease of the 5.3 plugins: Updated DynaPDF to version Added Social and SocialRequest functions to use OS X social accounts like Twitter or Facebook. Changed window functions to once again accept three ways: Empty paramet... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
QTEditableMovie Plugin
As you may know Xojo 2014 and 2015 don't support QuickTime on Windows any more. Some users still need that for their projects. So we developed a plugin which is similar to the EditableMovie class in Real Studio and still work in Xojo. So you can o... [More]
August 31, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Training day for MBS Filemaker Plugin - this week
The people at denkform.de are hosting a training for our MBS Filemaker Plugin. So if you want to spend a day with us learning about our plugin, please join us. We make a guided tour and show you a couple of highlights and examples. Talk about what ... [More]
August 28, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Tip of Day: ChartTime back to date object
We had today the question how to convert back from ChartDirector time to a Xojo date. To solve this, we got this example code for you: Function ChartTimeToDate(ChartTime as Double) As date static diff as double = 0.0 if diff = 0.0 then dim d2 ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Conferences 2015/2016
Upcoming FileMaker conferences: FileMaker Konferenz, German/English, 8th to 10th October 2015 in Hamburg, Germany, see filemaker-konferenz.com FileMaker Conference, Swedish/English, 12th to 13rd October in Gothenburg, Sweden, see devconscandinavia... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Windows Error codes
From time to time we have people ask what is -2147286786 or &h800F0216 and nobody knows quickly. So I put together a table on our website to show. Windows Error Codes Maybe worth a bookmark for future reference? ... [More]
August 26, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 5.3pr1
New in this prerelease of the 5.3 plugins: Changed Text.DecodeFromHex to ignore a prefix 0x in the text. Rewrote PHP plugin part to use PHP version 5.6.12 and work with 64-bit. Added new index parameter for SerialPort.Open function. Added new socke... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 15.3pr1
New in this prerelease of the 15.3 plugins: Rewrote PHP plugin part to use PHP version 5.6.12 and work with 64-bit. Added new 64-bit plugin for Mac covering Accounts, Social and EventKit classes. Added gamma option to QTPictureMovieTrackMBS class U... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
UDP Broadcast for FileMaker
With next MBS FileMaker plugin, we include now some broadcast helper functions. Once you have an UDP Socket created with Socket.NewUDPSocket function, you can switch it to broadcast most using Socket.SetBroadcast function. Now when you send package... [More]
August 24, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker DevCon Scandinavia 2015
Come to FileMaker Devcon Scandinavia 2015 and discover how to make the most of the FileMaker Platform and FileMaker 14. Choose from a variety of sessions on design, mobility, development, business and innovation. Join other FileMaker developers in... [More]
August 22, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
More than just a wrapper
Today I want to explain some differences between using a declare for a Cocoa function call and using MBS Plugins wrapper classes. You get automatic reference counting. The plugin takes care of memory management and makes sure all objects are release... [More]
August 19, 2015
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Conference, Scheveningen, 18th September 2015
We are pleased to announce our MBS Xojo Conference for 2015. This is an english speaking conference located in the middle of Europe between France, United Kingdom and Germany in the Netherlands. We reserved our conference room in Bad Hotel Schevenin... [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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