MBS Xojo Developer Conference 2017

Xojo isn’t having their annual conference as they’ve decided to switch back to spring events. Since they last did one in October of 2016 they are not doing one in 2017. It makes me sad that I won’t see my friends until 2018. Thankfully, Monkeybread Software is holding a Xojo conference in Berlin on May 4th and May 5th, 2017 to tide me over..

This two day conference, held in the heart of Berlin, Germany, will boast the biggest Xojo get together of the year. Several people from Xojo Inc will be attending and Geoff Perlman will deliver the keynote address where I’m sure we’ll hear about many of the upcoming features of Xojo.

We will be there too. Carol will be giving a Database Design Mistakes session that she was hoping to give at XDC 2016 but had to cancel due to a grandson showing up. I will be giving a Reporting in Xojo talk showing off Shorts and some of the new features we’ll have added to the product by then.

I can’t emphasize enough how much I love these conferences. It’s where we can learn some new things about Xojo, and, more importantly, make friendships that can last a lifetime. I can tell you, from experience, that meeting the people you’ve ‘talked’ to on the forums is a magical experience.

Carol and I have never been to Berlin so we will do some sightseeing. We haven’t set our flights yet but we’ll be happy to try and coordinate with our Xojo friends. Let us know what sorts of things you’re doing and dates.

See you in Berlin, May 4th and 5th. To register for the conference, please go to http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/xojo/events/register.shtml

May your 2017 be better than 2016.

Training Video: Charts & Graphs

We have a video request form at our Xojo Training area.  The number one request was for a video on how to do charts and graphs in Xojo projects.  Today we uploaded the 34 minute video giving you a few of the commercial options available.

We then use ChartDirector from MonkeyBread Software to create a simple bar and line graph (project included).  We decided to use ChartDirector simply because we use it in our own products as well as for our clients.  It’s kind of pricey, but it does 30+ types of charts and graphs, is high configurable, and is fast. It also runs in desktop and web apps on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

One of the things that I enjoy about doing the videos is learning some things myself.  I’ve always just sort of hacked my way through ChartDirector by copying/pasting code from the many examples.  ChartDirector has a ton of options and is rather complex.  Hopefully my short video helps you out.

Direct Link for Subscribers:  http://www.bkeeney.com/XojoTraining/xojotraining.cgi?video=322

As always, please ask for videos!  It helps me set my priorities.