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April 19, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Transparent Screensaver for macOS
19:15:00
Our transparent screensaver is still the choice of screensaver for computers running in an office. You can see the statistics of your running applications, the console log or activity monitor to check quickly what's going on. Only when you move mous... [More]
April 18, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.2pr3
17:29:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.2 plugins: Added NSApplicationMBS.runModalForWindow function. Added over 50 more CURL options. Added more constants for CURL. Added NSURLConnectionFilterMBS class for timeout change for Xojo.Net.HTTPSocket on Mac. ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.2pr3
17:21:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.1 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added IsBase64 parameter to SendMail.AddAttachmentText function. Added "Copy Table Selection" entry for contextual menu. Added missing Base64 Encoding for SendMail.AddAttachmentTex... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo 2018 Release 1
14:52:00
Xojo 2018 Release 1 is released. Some highlights from the announcement: Windows IDEs can now Run and Debug 64-bit Windows applications.Windows framework updates to reduce flicker.iOS builds now use iOS 11 SDK and support iPhone X screens. You can no... [More]
April 17, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo.Net.HTTPSocket and Timeouts
16:20:00
For writing a web service client with Xojo you can go three ways for your socket stuff. First you can use HTTPSocket class, which still is in a lot of old projects. Or you go with newer Xojo.Net.HTTPSocket class, which sadly misses some features lik... [More]
April 16, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Vote for FileMaker Plugin SDK Ideas
23:17:00
As you may know FileMaker comes with a plugin SDK, which C++ developers like me use to develop plugins. Now the Plugin SDK offers a way to register functions and script steps and provide additional features to the FileMaker developer. The plugin d... [More]
April 15, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Presenting at CURL up 2018
11:13:00
Yesterday I did make a presentation about how to use mimetic library with curl to parse email: We use mimetic library for our MBS Xojo and FileMaker plugins. The location is excellent for such a conference with all the technic decoration and ther... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Combine PDFs 5.2.8 with 64-bit
09:58:00
Monkeybread Software today is proud to announce Combine PDFs 5.2.8, an update to their popular PDF merge and split tool for Mac OS X. With a focus on ease-of-use, Combine PDFs is a lightweight utility which allows anyone to merge PDF files and image... [More]
April 14, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
CURL up 2018
09:54:00
Greetings from the CURL conference in Stockholm We'll going to learn more about CURL and how to use it. See agenda. ... [More]
April 13, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
IP in menubar 4.6
10:03:00
NICHENICH, Germany (April 13rd, 2018) -- Monkeybread Software Releases IP in menubar v4.6, an application to show the current IP address in the menubar. This small application runs in the background and shows the current IP address of your Mac in t... [More]
April 11, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.2pr2
10:30:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.1 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Updated SQLite to version 3.23.1 Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.18.48. Fixed DragDrop positioning for Windows to make it better with higher DPI. Fixed parameter count check for XL.... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.2pr2
10:20:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.2 plugins: Updated SQLite to version 3.23.1 Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.18.48. Added Bluetooth plugin with 16 new classes from CoreBluetooth framework to connect to Bluetooth LE devices. Added NSUUIDMBS, NSStrea... [More]
April 08, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Colorize XML in FileMaker
11:27:00
Do you display XML text somewhere for debugging? How about some color? As you see, we just added a new XML.Colorize function for our MBS FileMaker Plugin which may be useful to add color. Coming in the next plugin version... ... [More]
April 07, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Five months till European MBS Xojo Conference in Munich
12:14:00
Just five months left for our European MBS Xojo Conference 2018 in Munich. If you like to join, please sign up soon. Already over 25 attendees are registered from six countries and the schedule is filling quickly. Reserve your ticket and reserve yo... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Hotel room inspection protocol
09:04:00
Whenever I come to a hotel room, I first need to check if everything is right. Do I have light, power and warm water? Does the toilet work, is the bed tidied and doesn't the room smell strange? Do we have good Wifi reception? Next I check if it's s... [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]
October 01, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Obfuscating
19:47:00
Low-level security is often needed in a compiled app.Things like hiding a secret string from the casual hacker with a hex-editor.When the pro edition of RB of allowed me to use IDEScripts, I had a simple script that changed the currently selected cod... [More]
July 26, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
How can I help improve RB?
07:41:00
When I was developing large apps for other people to use, one of my recurring nightmares was that old bugs, once fixed, would return in a future version and make me look unprofessional.Consequently, one of my most important tools was an ever-growing ... [More]
February 08, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Editfields that update each other
20:51:00
I've been creating a number of EditFields lately where the TextChange event of each updates all the others.I pretty soon got fed up with wrapping every bit of update code in "alreadyUpdating" flags, so I decided to create a simple EditField subclass ... [More]
January 31, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Open Source projects on Google Code
22:54:00
I went through a patch when I tried to answer quite a number of questions on the forums and one or two on the NUG.Whenever I post code, I always try to test that it at least compiles.Many of the test projects I used ended up on a website that is alas... [More]
May 08, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Telling the truth
06:25:00
We all know that REAL Software can't be bothered to document REALbasic properly, so it comes as no surprise that I can find no reference in the docs to the pairs class, the only new feature RS is advertising for 2008r2.Of course, Aaron has stepped in... [More]
April 22, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Feedback changes
07:32:00
I probably should not write this first paragraph publicly. The beta list has been awash lately with phrases like, "I really like this new spirit of openness," "thanks for keeping us informed" and even "thanks for listening, the changes are much bette... [More]
April 02, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Yuma
17:09:00
I've been playing with Yuma and it's great fun.I've got a lot of learning to do but I thought I'd mention one or two bits I've found useful.I have an include file called myGlobals.yuma which includes methodsSub MsgBox(s As String)Function MsgBox(s As... [More]
March 23, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Self and Me
07:10:00
A question that comes up a lot in REALbasic is What is the difference between the Self and Me keywords?Everybody eventually thinks they have it sorted out in their own minds but it's surprising how many of us then find we're wrong.I think that essent... [More]
March 16, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Threads - Cooperative and Preemptive
07:45:00
Lots of developers talk about multiple processors in the same dubiousway they've always spoken of bigger screens and higher screen resolutions. If the user happens to have more, how can I fill it up?All those resources aren't there so the computer ca... [More]
March 14, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Personal Messages on the Forums
16:42:00
I've been trying to be helpful on the forums for a while now and in general people seem to appreciate most of my efforts.One thing that does happen quite a lot is that I post a reply to a query, then the original poster (or someone else) wants to sta... [More]