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October 20, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Layout IDs in FileMaker with MBS Plugin
12:15:00
Next MBS FileMaker Plugin will have an option to show Layout IDs in the Layout Management dialog: Of course I added new SyntaxColoring functions to enable or disable this by script as well as a preference dialog option for those who don't like this... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Just four weeks till Xojo Training and Conference in London
09:04:00
Monkeybread Software is pleased to announce to host a little MBS Xojo Developer Conference. We meet once again in the nice Antoinette Hotel in Wimbledon for a meeting day and a training day. We have a Xojo training day on 9th November 2017. We talk... [More]
October 19, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Data structures in FileMaker with MBS Plugins
17:37:00
MBS Plugin offers a couple of data structures which make scripting in FileMaker more like a programming language. And I know a few of you are keen on writing long scripts with using various plugin provided functions: Variables For years we provide... [More]
October 18, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo will get 64-bit IDE
17:54:00
Xojo Inc. announced to ship Xojo 2017r3 in 64-bit soon, as you can read on the blog article: The 64-bit Xojo IDE. If you in the beta program*, you may be able to take a look soon on this. The 64-bit version of the IDE can use much more memory and lo... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Arrived in Madrid for FileMaker Conference
11:53:00
To attend the FileMaker conference in Spain, I travelled to Madrid. If anyone else arrives early, drop me a line and we can enjoy dinner together or chat at the hotel bar. ... [More]
October 16, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Big SQLite Cache for 64-bit in Xojo
15:39:00
Whenever you open a SQLite database in your application, please remember to first send this command via SQL Execute: PRAGMA cache_size = 20000 this will increase the cache. Default is 2000 pages and with a page size of 1024 bytes that's only 2 MB ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.5pr2
13:29:00
New in this prerelease of the 7.5 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added App.GetProcessPath and App.GetProcessName for Linux. Fixed bug with SQLite Prepare command with extra spaces in SQL commands. Added RSA.DecryptPrivateKey and RSA.EncryptPrivateKey functi... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 17.5pr2
13:16:00
New in this prerelease of the 17.5 plugins: Fixed leaked file handle in MimeEmailMBS constructor. Improved SpotLightFileInfoMBS to support newer interface and query with newer Spotlight plugins. Can now return HTML preview for emails. Fixed bug w... [More]
October 15, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Reise in die Schweiz zu FileMaker und Xojo Entwickler Treffen
14:43:00
Wieder mal bin ich in der Schweiz, u.a. zum FileMaker Experience Event am 21. November in Meilen. Wer Interesse hat an einem Termin mit mir für Softwareentwicklung, Schulungen, Entwicklungshilfe, Plugin Empfehlungen, assistierte Fehlersuche, Code-R... [More]
October 14, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Conference discount offer
13:55:00
As usual with every conference we offer licenses at a discount to conference attendees: 20% on everything. You can find the coupon code on our flyers at the booth. The coupon code is valid till end of October and can be used with the Share-It web st... [More]
October 12, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Plugin Stand bei der FMK 2017
14:14:00
Falls Sie eine Frage haben zum MBS FileMaker Plugin haben oder sich einmal darüber informieren möchten, so kommen Sie bitte am Stand vorbei: Man sieht sich! ... [More]
October 10, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Pro, Server and Go in version 16.0.3
18:17:00
FileMaker Inc. just released a new version of their products: See details for FileMaker Server 16.0.3, FileMaker Go 16.0.3 and FileMaker Pro 16.0.3. Fixes include the problems with lost scripts when committing a record after a reconnect. And of co... [More]
October 09, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Detect PrinterSetup data format
23:28:00
As you may know Xojo 2016r4 to 2017r2 made a move to use DirectDraw for printing. Xojo 2016r3 and older use DEVMODE structure to describe the printer setup in the ANSI version. Xojo 2016r4 and newer use the unicode version. You run into problems if ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Arrived in Salzburg
22:34:00
Arrived in Salzburg for German FileMaker Konferenz: See you all there! ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Plugin Reorganization Summary
15:18:00
With last release we reorganized the Xojo plugins a little bit. First, we renamed a few plugins Plugin PartRenamed to Cocoa➜MacCocoa CocoaBase➜MacBase CocoaControls➜MacControls CocoaExtras➜MacExtras MacOSXCF➜Mac... [More]
October 02, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Shorts 2.0.5
15:55:06
Today we released BKeeney Shorts 2.0.5.  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]
September 20, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2017 R2.1 and Updated Roadmap
22:43:14
I’ve had a hellacious travel schedule the past six months so I apologize that I’ve not been up to snuff on Xojo news. Last week Xojo 2017 Release 2.1 was made public and earlier this week Xojo CEO, Geoff Perlman, … Continue reading →... [More]
August 22, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2017 Release 2
22:41:19
Last week Xojo 2017 Release 2 hit the download servers. This release has the usual mix of new, changes, and bug fixes. At first blush it doesn’t seem like there is a lot to mention but there is, but I’ll … Continue reading →... [More]
August 03, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Software Development is Fluid
20:59:54
Software development is fluid. Some bug fixes and feature requests that seem simple are often not so simple, or, take a lot longer than originally thought. Some that seem like they’re hard are not, or, take practically no time at … Continue rea... [More]
July 19, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Shorts 2.0.4
22:15:36
Today we released BKeeney Shorts 2.0.4.  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 22, 2017
  (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]
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]
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]