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June 26, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo meetings in Arizona
10:13:00
As you know I come to attend the FileMaker DevCon 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. As I stay a few extra days in Phoenix, we will have two Xojo developer meetings: 22nd July 2017 in a restaurant near Phoenix. 28th July 2017 in a restaurant near Tucson. I k... [More]
June 22, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Using MBS Plugin with FileMaker iOS SDK
23:13:00
As some new people play with FileMaker's iOS SDK and our MBS Plugin, here a few steps to give you an easier start: Get iOSAppSDKPackage_16.0.1.tbz on the iOS App SDK webpage from FileMaker's community benefits. Unpack the archive. Open Terminal, cd... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
OmegaBundle final extension
19:41:00
The OmegaBundle.net will finally end 4th July 2017. After two extensions it must come to an end and if you missed all the announcements, we finally need to say: sorry. Get your copy now on OmegaBundle.net. ... [More]
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Automating Xojo Database Development with ARGen
19:35:12
Database applications are relatively easy with Xojo. The native Database, DatabaseRecord, and Recordset classes make it easy to connect, add, edit, and delete data in your console, desktop, and web applications. What we’ve found over the years isn’t ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
We used Claris FileMaker Pro 3
10:03:00
While cleaning up the attic I found this package. Which nicely proofs that we used to use FileMaker a long time ago. So somewhere 1996/1997 we bought Claris FileMaker Pro 3 and used it with a little database to track some inventory. I do remember s... [More]
June 21, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 17.3pr3
17:31:00
New in this prerelease of the 17.3 plugins: Fixed issue with ImageCapture on 32-bit Mac with missing setNeedsSpecialOrientationHandling selector. Updated DisplayMBS class for 64-bit Mac. Added new file types to AVFoundationMBS class. Added new file... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.3pr3
16:54:00
New in this prerelease of the 7.3 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added SQL.InsertOrUpdateRecords function. Added GMImage.FontTypeMetrics function. Added SocialRequest and Social functions for iOS. Fixed RemoteControl.ClickMouse to not move mouse on Mac for... [More]
June 20, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
XojoTalk podcast 2^5
20:58:00
The XojoTalk podcast just got it's pow(2,5)th episode. So go and listen to it! Shoving Phones In Their Pockets with Geoff Perlman That's A Lot Of Tens with Bob Keeney Developer of Long Standing with Eric Gibbon Grizzled Veterans&... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Image Picker for FileMaker iOS SDK apps with MBS Plugin
18:20:00
Another function set for iOS is done: ImagePicker. It allows you to pick photos from the saved camera roll, the photo library and take a new picture via camera. You can control a lot of settings, e.g. whether to allow editing or which camera (front... [More]
June 15, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Virtual Xojo User Group - June 2017 Meeting Is Today
13:14:00
Just a reminder that the June VXUG meeting is today (June 15th) at 2:00 PM Eastern Time. Today's presenters include: Dana Brown, Xojo's Director of Marketing, who will give us an update on XDC 2018. Tim Dietrich, who will demonstrate Aloe, a Xojo c... [More]
June 13, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Frühbucherrabatt bis Samstag für die FileMaker Konferenz in Salzburg
22:26:00
In gerade mal vier Monaten startet die FileMaker Konferenz in Salzburg. So langsam füllt sich die Konferenz und noch ein paar Tage gibt es den Frühbucherrabatt. (bis 17.6.) Vom 12. bis 14. Oktober 2017 treffen sich wieder ca. 200 Teilnehmer im Pitt... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Playing with CoreML in Xojo
15:57:00
Thanks to the 64-bit debugger in Xojo 2017, we can now easily try 64-bit applications and that's a must as Apple's latest frameworks don't support 32-bit anymore. So yesterday and today I worked on a test project including a Xojo plugin for CoreML f... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
OmegaBundle 2017 ends on weekend
11:28:00
The OmegaBundle for Xojo including MBS Plugins is ending on the weekend: If you plan to buy the bundle, please do it soon. ... [More]
June 12, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Social Postings using MBS Plugin in FileMaker iOS SDK app
00:03:00
While working on the MailComposer and MessageComposer functions, I also quickly added the SocialComposer functions for posting to Facebook, Twitter, SinaWeibo and TencentWeibo. Screenshots are in German, but whatever localization you use, the dia... [More]
June 11, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Plugin wishes for macOS 10.13 and iOS 11?
13:12:00
You may all be watching videos from WWDC and learn what's coming soon for macOS and iOS. Now the are a lot of new APIs, but I'd like to know from you what you'd like to see in our plugins for Xojo and FileMaker. Usually we provide lower level wrappe... [More]
June 10, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Send emails and messages in FileMaker iOS SDK Apps
22:23:00
We added new functions MessageComposer and MailComposer to create text messages and emails right in your FileMaker iOS SDK based applications with MBS FileMaker Plugin: Screenshots are in German, but whatever localization you use, the dialog will... [More]
June 08, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Shorts 2.0.3
15:16:47
Today we released BKeeney Shorts 2.0.3.  This is a free update to all version 2.0.x users. Shorts is the premier reporting tool for Xojo applications.  Shorts allows a Xojo developer to embed a report designer inside in an application, view reports i... [More]
June 06, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
BKS WebSplitter 1.0.1
19:50:13
BKeeney Software Releases Version 1.0.1 of WebSplitter for Xojo BKeeney Software is pleased to announce the release of version 1.0.1 of their WebSplitter for Xojo Web. The WebSplitter control is a browser-side draggable interface splitter for the Xoj... [More]
May 26, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Is Xojo the Right Development Tool
17:35:58
Quite often prospective clients, and developers thinking of learning Xojo, ask my opinion of Xojo.  They are about to embark on a journey spending tens of thousands of dollars on a cross-platform tool and they want to know if Xojo … Continue re... [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]
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]