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Design Patterns in Xojo: Observer, Part II

In previous blog entries we saw how easy it is to implement the Design Pattern Singleton and how we can find the Observer Design Pattern already implemented on several Xojo features by default, greatly simplifying our code and interaction between the objects. Now, as promised, it is time to put it all in practice, creating our own Notification Center: a class that will allow us to share the same unique instance for the entire App (Singleton), and that can use any object in order to register itself for receiving notifications by the observed Control, for one or more message (the notifications themselves). Continue reading Design Patterns in Xojo: Observer, Part II

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Guest Blog Post: Iconographer from Ohanaware

Sam Rowlands has been developing Xojo apps since 1997. He and his wife, Joy Sha, make up Ohanaware and they have been building award winning apps since 2008, notably Funtastic Photos, HDRtist and Shine. Sam is an active Xojo developer and he also offers App Wrapper, which simplifies the process of preparing applications for submission to the Mac App Store and deploying on web sites, in the Xojo Third Party Store.

I’d like to introduce you to Ohanaware’s latest Made With Xojo application we’ve created for us Xojo developers. It’s called “Iconographer” and it is designed to simplify the process of creating stunning and platform-consistent icons for Mac, Windows & iOS.

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Guest Post: See You At The Next MBS Xojo Conference

Guest Post by Christian Schmitz of Monkeybread Software, a Xojo developer from Germany. 18 years ago various consulting projects brought Christian to plugin development for Xojo. Digging through various libraries, OS features and compiler techniques, he built a huge plugin toolbox for use in his own projects and to license to others. Christian has (co)hosted ten conferences over the years and you can join the next one in Berlin.

Do you like to meet other Xojo users and go to conferences? Well, you are in luck! In 2017 there is a conference being organized by Monkeybread Software. Xojo developers from all over the world will meet the first week in May 2017 in metropolitan Berlin, Germany. In the center of western Berlin at the Ellington hotel, next to the nearby Kurfürstendamm, the Zoo and KaDeWe. We selected this central location in Europe for easy traveling for developers from east and west.

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Xojo Draw in the App Store

Want to see how easy it is to make an iOS app with Xojo? Check out Xojo Draw in the App Store. Released last week at the start of XDC 2016, Xojo Draw is an enhanced version of the Xojo Doodle sample project that is included with Xojo. Working on both iPhone and iPad, Xojo Draw lets you draw with touch and save your creations to the camera roll or send to other apps.

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XDC 2016 Recap

This year’s Xojo Developer Conference was held at the distinctive Hotel Derek in downtown Houston, Texas. We had attendees from 12 countries around the world, 30+ of the best sessions ever, fun live music, great networking and delicious food!

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About PostgreSQL Case Sensitivity

I’ve ran into PostgreSQL case sensitivity myself before and I’ve seen it come up on the forums, so I thought it might be a good thing to bring up here.

Sometimes you hear that PostgreSQL is case-insensitive, but it isn’t really. What it actually does is convert your SQL to lowercase by default. So take a look at this SQL:

SELECT FullName FROM Person

This gets converted to:

SELECT fullname FROM person

That is nice if you happen to like to write your queries with mixed casing.

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