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The May/June (14.3) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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The Sunroom Project
by Mark Strickland Mark uses Xojo and multiple systems to control the temperature in his sunroom, but he's really demonstrating the advantages of reusing code to solve problems.

App Integrity
by Sam Rowlands There have been reports recently of popular applications being hacked into malware. Sam offers some tips on how to ensure that your users don't use a modified app.

Multicore Processing
Part 3 Bby Markus Winter In this segment, Markus explores multiprocessing on Windows.

HiDPI Is Here
by Marc Zeedar The latest edition of Xojo supports Retina ("HiDPI"). Learn how to use it in your applications.

Tracking Health Disorders
by JC Cruz Jose begins a new health tracking project.

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Year 14
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 26, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
DynaPDF 4.0
16:23:00
Yesterday DynaForms GmbH released DynaPDF 4.0. PDF/A conversion The focus of development in DynaPDF 4.0 was the development of a new PDF/A 2b and PDF/A 3b converter. The new converter should be able to completely rebuild PDF files. This requirement ... [More]
May 25, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Conference done
14:45:00
Our Xojo conference is done and everyone left the hotel. This was a great conference. We had 50 people signed up for it, but only 44 showed up on the conference as 2 did training only and 4 had to cancel. The highlight of this conference was certain... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Austin and Koblenz
11:12:00
A few times I visited Austin, Texas already. Mostly because Xojo Inc. is there and I visit their conferences if possible. Now I just learnt that Koblenz has a partner city in Texas and it's Austin. And there is a whole community around visiting each... [More]
May 24, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio plug-ins version 16.2
17:44:00
NICKENICH, Germany (May 24th, 2016) -- Monkeybread Software releases version 16.2 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 6.2 for OS X/Windows
14:12:00
Nickenich, Germany - (May 24th, 2016) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 6.2 for Mac OS X or Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently available for FileMaker... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
New Archive classes for handling zip and tar archives
10:56:00
We got new classes for handling archives using libarchive. The new ArchiveReaderMBS class can read an archive and you can easily extract file information and content. The ArchiveWriterMBS class can write archives. Both classes read/write in chunks a... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker conferences and meetings
09:48:00
As you know I collect on my events page a list of FileMaker related events. Beside DevCon from FileMaker, there are a couple of user organized events and from time to time I invite for dinner meetings: FileMaker Developer Meeting, 30th May 2016 in ... [More]
May 22, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Developer Meetings for Sweden and Denmark
16:22:00
We organize Xojo and FileMaker developer meetings for Kopenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden: If you like to join, please contact me soon:29th May 2016, Stockholm We meet with a couple of Xojo developers in a nice restaurant on the Alviks beach. ... [More]
May 20, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 16.2pr10
22:56:00
New in this prerelease of the 16.2 plugins: Updated SQLite to 3.13.0. Updated libJPEG to version 9b. Fixed a bug in picture handling which made VMirrorMBS to fail. Added Archive classes to read/write archives like tar, zip and others. Added Barcode... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 6.2pr10
22:27:00
New in this prerelease of the 6.2 plugins: Added XML.Canonical and XML.Format. Fixed bug in DynaPDF.SetReplaceICCProfile. Added Webview.AllowsAnyHTTPSCertificateForHost to allow ignoring bad SSL certificates. Updated SQLite to 3.13.0. Updated libJP... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Conference: Some Pictures
18:38:00
We had a lovely evening in the Vulkanbrauerei in Mendig with guided tour, big buffet and a magic show: This was a great evening with over 40 people, lots of beer and excellent food. Thanks everyone for coming to our conference and see you again at... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Webviewer certificate overwrite
10:16:00
The FileMaker Webviewer on Mac OS X checks SSL certificates. All browser do the same. If the browser encounters a certificate mismatch, it will show a warning dialog and you can decide what to do: In the browser you can click continue and see the ... [More]
May 19, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Conference started
11:57:00
We started this morning and the room got quite full. Thanks everyone for coming. Tonight we go to the Vulkan brewery in Mendig. The bus leaves at 17:30 o'clock, so be there in time, please. ... [More]
May 17, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Casual Get-Together this week in Koblenz
09:27:00
This week we have our MBS Xojo conference and on the evenings we have casual meetings for dinner. So if you like, you can join us for 17th, 18th or 20th May in the evening. We gather at the hotel bar (or beer garden) and later move to the restauran... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Podcast with Dr Hipp: SQLite history, success and funding
07:37:00
Interesting podcast about SQLite history: #201: SQLite with Richard Hipp This week we talked with Richard Hipp, the creator of SQLite, about its history, where it came from, why it succeeded as a database, how it's development is sustainably funded,... [More]
May 09, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Shorts Report Designer 1.6.2
22:18:12
BKeeney Software is proud to announce Version 1.6.2 of BKS Shorts with Report Designer, our reporting classes and tool for Xojo.  Shorts allows you to integrate a report designer into your own Xojo desktop application.  Desktop and Web applications c... [More]
May 05, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
There is No Easy Button
21:21:04
Most of us want an easy button when it comes to software development.  Out of the dark ages when you literally had to code everything yourself came the frameworks that did a lot of the dirty work for you and … Continue reading →... [More]
May 03, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2016 Release 1.1
21:31:08
Xojo 2016 Release 1.1 hit the web today and this version should be the one you’re using from now on.  This dot release fixes a number of critical and important things. First off, web app compile times just got much … Continue reading →... [More]
April 27, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Shorts Report Designer 1.6.1
16:43:58
BKeeney Software is proud to announce Version 1.6.1 of BKS Shorts with Report Designer, our reporting classes and tool for Xojo.  Shorts allows you to integrate a report designer into your own Xojo desktop application.  Desktop and Web applications c... [More]
April 18, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
ISA and Casting
13:00:50
One of the things that’s just not talked about much in the Xojo documentation unless you know where it is located is object casting.  ISA and Casting is so useful it’s worth devoting some time talking about it. Let’s start … Continue reading &#... [More]
April 12, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
We Are Part of the Problem
15:35:25
For some users, Xojo 2016 R1 hasn’t been a great release.  Some Windows users are experiencing frequent crashes.  For others (myself included), working in the WebPage Layout Editor is an exercise in frustration because it’s unusably slow.  We blame X... [More]
April 05, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2016 Release 1
17:21:22
Xojo 2016 Release 1 was released today.  This much anticipated version is all about Retina and HiDPI display support.  In addition to that, there are, as always, the usual mix of new features and bug fixes.  Let’s get to it! … Continue reading ... [More]
March 27, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Shorts Report Designer Release 1.6.0
19:56:26
BKeeney Software is proud to announce Version 1.6.0 of BKS Shorts with Report Designer, our reporting classes and tool for Xojo.  Shorts allows you to integrate a report designer into your own Xojo desktop application.  Desktop and Web applications c... [More]
March 21, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
XDC 2016 Sessions Announced
14:10:01
Xojo announced an initial session list for XDC 2016.  The full list at http://xojo.com/xdc/HTML/sessions.html.  I’ve been told there are yet more sessions to be announced. I’m doing a session on Reporting in Xojo and Carol is doing a session on ̷... [More]
March 08, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Microsoft Buys Xamarin and SQL Server Goes Cross-Platform
21:42:16
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks in the cross-platform development world.  First, Microsoft announced that they were purchasing Xamarin.  Xamarin and Microsoft have always been friendly and this move isn’t very surprising.  As a Mac user much... [More]

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