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March 28, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo 2017 Release 1 Now Available
14:34:00
Xojo, Inc. just released their latest update to Xojo: Xojo 2017 Release 1 is now available! This update adds more than 230 improvements, with a major focus on debugging, including 64-bit debugging and Raspberry Pi Remote Debugging. Xojo 2017 Releas... [More]
  (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]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
German FileMaker Conference in Salzburg, Austria
13:59:00
Die Anmeldung für die FileMaker Konferenz 2017 startet heute. Vom 12. bis 14. Oktober 2017 treffen sich wieder ca. 200 Teilnehmer im Pitter in Salzburg. Bitte bald anmelden um ein Ticket zu bekommen. Die Konferenzticket und die Zimmer im Ho... [More]
March 25, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Amazon S3 and other services in Xojo and FileMaker
20:43:00
The last weeks I worked on integrating Amazon S3 for a client. Normally using any web services is not much work as our CURL functions in the plugin handle the transfer thing with authentication and encryption. But for Amazon's web services, some ext... [More]
March 19, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Windows Notifications
18:07:00
Another thing we have in the plugins are functions to catch system notifications. So you can listen for all the global windows messages sent to all applications like display, time zone, device changes or many others. Of course you can also send y... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
CURL conference
14:15:00
This weekend I participated in the CURL conference in Nuremberg. It’s great to finally meet the people behind CURL and learn bow all came together and what direction they want to go. We had over a dozen interesting presentations and I learnt a lot ... [More]
March 14, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin 7.1 - Über 4400 Funktionen in einem Plugin
10:14:00
14. März 2017 - Monkeybread Software veröffentlicht heute das MBS Plugin für FileMaker in Version 7.1, mit inzwischen über 4400 Funktionen eines der größten FileMaker Plugins überhaupt. Hier einige der Neuerungen: Zum Abspielen von Audio am Mac hab... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin 7.1 - More than 4400 Functions In One Plugin
09:58:00
Nickenich, Germany - (March 14th, 2017) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 7.1 for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently available for... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Xojo Plugins in version 17.1
09:18:00
NICKENICH, Germany (March 14th, 2017) -- Monkeybread Software releases version 17.1 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 environ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Stammtisch in Nürnberg
09:02:00
On my next visit to Nuremberg, I'd love to make another FileMaker and Xojo developer meeting: Wer hat Interesse an einem Xojo und FileMaker Entwicklertreffen am 17. März 2017 in Nürnberg? Einfach gemütlich zusammen sitzen und über Xojo und... [More]
March 09, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 17.1pr5
22:45:00
New in this prerelease of the 17.1 plugins: Added NSPopUpButtonCellMBS and NSMenuItemCellMBS classes. Fixed bug in email parsing with getting plaintext from html only emails. Skips CSS Styles. Fixed bug in EmailParser.HTMLToPlainText. Added NSSortD... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.1pr5
22:04:00
New in this prerelease of the 7.1 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Rewrote Audit caching to avoid slow SQL JOIN queries in FileMaker. Added new mode Note and Stop for Dialogs on Mac. Fixed bug in email parsing with getting plaintext from html only emails. Ski... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Stammtisch in Hamburg
16:25:00
On my next visit to Hamburg, I'd love to make another Xojo developer meeting: Wer hat Interesse an einem Xojo Entwicklertreffen am 7. April 2017 in Hamburg? Einfach gemütlich zusammen sitzen und über Xojo schnacken. Gerne zeige ich auch n... [More]
March 08, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Reminder for Xojo and FileMaker events in Netherlands
22:39:00
In the next days I visit Netherlands. We have two events:Xojo Developer meeting in Utrecht, 10th March 2017.MBS FileMaker Plugin training day in Utrecht, 11th March 2017. If you want to join the Xojo meeting, let me know. For the FileMaker meeting y... [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]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Cloud with MBS Plugin
15:50:00
FileMaker Inc. announced their new FileMaker Cloud version 1.15.1.35. One of the enhancements are new amazon regions including Frankfurt and Ireland for us in Europe. If you need a FileMaker Server in Europe, you can now use the Cloud, too. In your... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Creating PDF/A in FileMaker with ZUGFeRD standard
11:46:00
Several FileMaker developers now use MBS FileMaker Plugin to create their invoices in ZUGFeRD standard. That's a data exchange format defined here in Germany, but other countries have similar formats. Basically we have a PDF in PDF/A 3b f... [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]
December 29, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
MBS Xojo Developer Conference 2017
14:00:22
Xojo isn’t having their annual conference as they’ve decided to switch back to spring events. Since they last did one in October of 2016 they are not doing one in 2017. It makes me sad that I won’t see my … Continue reading →... [More]
December 28, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
BKS Shorts 1.8.0
00:20:04
BKeeney Software has released version 1.8 of our reporting classes and tool for Xojo. Thanks for using BKS Shorts, the premier reporting tool for Xojo projects. We appreciate all of the feedback we’ve received over the course of the year. ̷... [More]
December 22, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Windows Printing Broken in Xojo R4
22:27:43
We’ve done a lot more testing with Shorts and R4.1 this week.  Wow.  Where to begin.  I guess the first thing to say is if you need to print in Windows stick with Xojo Release 3 for now.  R4, with … Continue reading →... [More]
December 12, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2016 R4.1
22:02:06
Xojo 2016 R4.1 was released today.  The 4.1 release mostly contains Windows fixes related to the switch in drawing engines.  Gone is GDI Plus and Direct2D is now used instead. GDI Plus wasn’t only deprecated but removed so that is a … Continue ... [More]
December 06, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2016 R4 (The Xojo IDE I Always Needed)
20:53:43
Xojo 2016 Release 4 hit the web today.  In many respects this is the IDE that I wish had been released three and a half years ago as a few of the more insidious features bugs have been fixed.  And, … Continue reading →... [More]
June 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
We've Moved
15:12:00
The new Xojo blog is live! Join us now at http://www.xojo.com/blog to learn the latest and greatest about Xojo, cross-platform development, and technology.... [More]
June 06, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Save the Date for XDC 2014!
07:35:00
Save the date for the 2014 Xojo Developer's Conference, to be held March 26-28 at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas!  More information coming soon. ... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Real Studio is now Xojo!
07:29:00
We have some big announcements! 2013 Release 1 is now available for download and is definitely our biggest release ever! Our IDE has had a major makeover, giving it a very sleek and modern look and making it faster and much more intuitive t... [More]
May 16, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Using Twilio to answer phone calls
06:00:00
In a previous post, I wrote about how to use Twilio to send an SMS message. This time, I'm going to show you how you can use Twilio in conjunction with a web app to answer phone calls made to your Twilio phone number.First, you will want to have a Tw... [More]
May 15, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Calling a SOAP web service
16:21:00
SOAP web services, although not as common as they once were, are still readily available on the web. And they can be incredibly easy to use with your apps.Here is a quick example of how you would use a SOAP web service to get the conversion rate betw... [More]
May 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Connecting to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server
17:00:00
Some of the most common questions I get from new users relate to using databases with Real Studio. We've got lots of tips and tricks on how to connect in our Documentation and videos too.  In addition to having it's own RealSQLDatabase for ... [More]
May 10, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Using Twilio to send an SMS message
13:43:00
I've been asked from time to time if it is possible to send an SMS message from your application. SMS stands for Short Message Service and is also commonly referred to as a Text Message or just a Text. SMS messages can contain up to 160 characte... [More]
April 30, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Coming Soon - New Pricing (Recap)
07:52:00
As we approach the June 4th Xojo ship date, we are receiving an increasing amount of questions about the new pricing.  It has been a while since we posted the information so here's a recap:Starting with 2013 Release 1, the IDE itself will be fre... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Why native controls are important
07:40:00
9to5Mac is reporting that iOS 7 will sport a new user interface. It's said to be flatter and simpler. If this is true, it almost certainly means that controls will have a new look as well. This reminds me of when Apple shipped Mac OS X with its new A... [More]
April 29, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Best computer for cross-platform development
12:57:00
Today The Telegraph has a post about a study showing the MacBook Pro is the best computer for running Windows. I've heard this before and don't doubt it for a moment. Apple makes the best computers in terms of quality. They are certainly not the chea... [More]
April 26, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
New IDE Preview
11:20:00
Many have been requesting a sneak peek of the new IDE.  We have been working on this new IDE for many months and are happy to finally be putting it in your hands in just a few weeks.  So, without further ado, here is Xojo...OS X:Windows:Lin... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Our servers are down for a security update
07:49:00
If you regularly read our forum and/or the NUG email list, you know that our web server was attacked the day before yesterday. This attack coincided with the start of our annual user conference. However, we believe that is coincidental. Fortunately, ... [More]
April 25, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Highlights from the Keynote
14:44:00
Greetings from the Real Studio Developer Conference!  As you have probably heard by now, during the keynote Geoff announced that with 2013r1 Real Studio will be called Xojo and Real Software will be called Xojo, Inc.Everyone here at the conferen... [More]
April 24, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Get it all with Xojo Pro
13:34:00
The new pricing will officially launch when Xojo ships on June 4th. Additionally, today at the conference we announced Xojo Pro, which will be available on June 4th. With Xojo Pro, you will enjoy the following great features:Single license for Desk... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
A New Beginning with Xojo
08:10:00
Starting with the 2013 R1 release, Real Studio will become Xojo and Real Software, Inc. will become Xojo, Inc. We are still the same company and Xojo (2013r1) is the same great IDE you have come to know and love, with a brand new interface and some ... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Live from the Real Studio Developer Conference
05:23:00
In just a couple of hours the Real Studio Developer Conference will begin. We have a great crowd this year and an amazing session lineup! If you want to stay connected and get the latest announcements from the conference, join our discussion on Twi... [More]
April 02, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Inside the Real Studio Developer Conference
15:34:00
If you've been paying attention, you know that the Real Studio Developer Conference starts three weeks from today.  In three weeks we will arrive at the Holiday Inn at Downtown Disney, pass familiar faces in the lobby, exchange greetings with us... [More]
March 25, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Observer Pattern
13:02:00
Did you know Real Studio includes several "design pattern" example projects, including: Decorator, Factory, Interpreter, LazyInitialization and Singleton?Recently, someone on the mailing list asked how to do the Observer pattern using Real Studio. He... [More]
March 18, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Firefox 19 & Real Studio Web Applications
12:42:00
A bug report was filed with us recently that troubled me a bit, regarding WebPopupMenus not working in the recently released Firefox 19. The bug is that when the user clicks on a WebPopupMenu, they are not able to select anything using the mouse... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Bridges
07:29:00
I rather admire bridges - both the real ones that cross chasms, channels & all other manner of things, but also those in programming.Why?They both make it possible to solve difficult problems with very elegant solutions, but both can take some ti... [More]
March 15, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Quickly Access the Documentation Wiki using LaunchBar
13:34:00
If you use OS X, you may have heard of LaunchBar, a system utility that makes it easy to launch applications, search web sites and have multiple copy and paste buffers.If you use LaunchBar, you might find this documentation tip useful. I'm going to s... [More]
February 21, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Software Patent Reform
14:41:00
Recently, President Obama participated in a Google+ Hangout where he was asked about his views on software patents. You can watch it on YouTube. It was refreshing to hear that he understands patent trolls are harmful and more patent reform is needed.... [More]
February 19, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Aero Glass: Not Dead Yet!
10:31:00
Those already using Windows 8 know that the Aero Glass theme first introduced in Windows Vista is now no more.  In a quest to combine the look/feel of a tablet and desktop, Microsoft has gone with a more "Metro" aesthetic look, i.e. flat and dul... [More]
February 15, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
iOS Update
06:00:00
It's time for another update on our progress towards iOS support. Lately we've been working on toolbars, navigation and the splitview, which is a control specific to iPad.In the screenshot below, you can see the toolbar on the bottom. In this example... [More]
February 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
A Great Day for the Web
10:40:00
Opera Software announced they are no longer going to develop their own HTML rendering engine, Presto, for their popular Opera browser and are instead switching to WebKit, the engine in Safari and Chrome.With Opera switching to WebKit, that leave... [More]
October 31, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
RBScript opensource site
21:17:00
Back in July, I was wondering aloud how I could help improve RB and whether I should start up and host a testing suite.Well I had a few abortive attempts at designing the suite and never really came up with a decent spec.I don't have extensive knowle... [More]