Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Next Month: MBS Xojo Developer Conference in Berlin

Just one month left till the Xojo conference in Berlin from 4th to 5th May 2017.

Xojo conference

A few seats are still available and we would love to see you join our conference. You can still find cheap flights to Berlin from various locations. e.g. for less than $900 from Los Angeles to Berlin.

Your chance to meet all those well known members of the Xojo community in Europe:

* Geoff Perlman, CEO and Founder of Xojo, Inc.
* Travis Hill, engineer at Xojo, Inc.
* Stéphane Pinel, build engineer at Xojo Inc.
* Ulrich Bogun, German Xojo Evangelist at Xojo Inc.
* Antonio Rinaldi, Italian Xojo Evangelist at Xojo Inc.
* Javier Rodriguez Menéndez, Spanish Xojo Evangelist at Xojo Inc.
* Jens Boschulte from DynaForms GmbH will be present to answer questions regarding DynaPDF library.
* Jérémie Leroy, developing custom controls for Xojo
* Carol and Bob Keeney from BKeeney Software Inc.
* Marc Zeedar, publisher or the Xojo Developer Magazine
* Björn Eiriksson from Einhugur, plugin developer.
* Yousaf Shah from DataTherapy Limited

It would be my pleasure to welcome you in Berlin!

More details on the website:


More about our special guests:


If you miss this conference, you need to wait another year till XDC 2018 in Denver!

Christian Schmitz

Friday, March 31, 2017

Twenty years | REALbasic | Real Studio | Xojo

Twenty years | Realbasic | Real Studio | Xojo

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In 1997 FYI Software, founded by Geoff Perlman, bought CrossBasic, which had been marketed by its author Andrew Barry as a shareware product. CrossBasic got its name from its ability to compile the same programming code for Mac OS and the Java virtual machine (although the integrated development environment was Mac only). A public beta was released in April 1996. The CrossBasic name was trademarked by another company, so the product was renamed REALbasic.

Real Studio

In 2010, to combat the perception that REALbasic was similar to the original BASIC, it was renamed Real Studio.


On June 4, 2013 Real Software officially changed their name to Xojo, Inc. and Real Studio was renamed Xojo.

Xojo 2017 Release 1

Xojo Announces the Availability of Xojo 2017 Release 1

Xojo 2017 Release 1 adds 64-bit Debugging and Remote Debugging for Raspberry Pi

Rasperry Pi

AUSTIN, TX, USA (March 28, 2017)

Xojo, Inc., the company that has enabled over 320,000 developers to build native cross-platform applications, today announced the availability of Xojo 2017 Release 1. Xojo is a rapid application development tool (RAD) for making apps for the desktop (macOS, Windows and Linux), web, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. In addition to over 230 improvements, this release boasts a major focus on debugging, adding support for 64-bit debugging on macOS and Linux, and remote debugging on the Raspberry Pi, meaning developers can test/debug their Raspberry Pi apps from their computer.

Xojo is the best environment for professional developers, citizen developers and hobbyists alike. Xojo applications compile to machine code for greater performance and security. It uses native controls so apps look and feel right on each platform. Since one set of source code can be used to support multiple platforms, development is ten times faster. Xojo comes with a drag and drop user interface builder and one straightforward programming language for development.

“64-bit is the future and will eventually be the default type on all platforms,” commented Geoff Perlman, Xojo, Inc. Founder and CEO. “32-bit apps sometimes run out of memory because they cannot address more than 2GBs of RAM (or 4GBs on Windows in some cases) whereas 64-bit apps can use all the RAM that’s available on the device. With this new release, making your app 64-bit takes just one click.”

Little Pi

“Xojo 2017 R1 makes working with the Raspberry Pi easy and painless,” said Bob Keeney of BKeeney Software. “The new Remote Debugger for Raspberry Pi lets us develop our solutions on the Mac and then easily deploy and debug to the Pi with a single click. Debugging a large application used to take days, now it just takes hours.”


Xojo 2017 Release 1 features:

* 64-bit debugging for MacOS and Linux which gives better performance, memory and usage.
- Remote Debugging to Raspberry Pi
* Improved text handling and printer output on Windows (now using Direct2D)
* Xojo.Net.HTTPSocket on Windows can now be used with threads
* Code Editor improvements, such as more automatic code formatting, optional line number display and improved tab handling
* Menu shortcut editor allows to you set and change all IDE menu shortcuts
* WebKit HTMLViewer on Windows is now much faster
* Support for HTML in text-based web controls

For information on pricing and licensing options, please visit http://www.xojo.com/store.

About Xojo, Inc.

Xojo, Inc. was founded with the idea that software development should be accessible to anyone. With traditional tools, creating software applications can be a very complicated process, but using Xojo anyone can learn to create high quality, native apps for the desktop, web, mobile and Raspberry Pi. With users all over the world, Xojo apps can be found in every conceivable category - from commercial software applications to use in governments, universities, businesses, and the Fortune 500.
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