Formerly RBLIBRARY.COM — now part of xDev Magazine
Welcome to the all-new xDevLibrary! Here you will find over 100 articles and books for the Xojo (formerly REALbasic/REAL Studio) programming language. As xDev Magazine has just recently taken over the former RBLibrary, this simple site is a transitional one while we work on something fantastic. :-)
In the meantime, you can purchase any article or book via Gumroad for immediate digital delivery by clicking the price button next to an item. As long as you don't leave the page, you can add multiple items to your order and pay for them in one simple step.
Note that you can change the order of the product grid by clicking the header bar to sort by Title, Author, or Category. If you sort by Description, items will be sorted by modification/publication date, from newest to oldest.
In May 2016, xDev Magazine purchased RBLibrary.com and its associated domains (rslibrary.com, xojolibrary.com, and rbgarage.com) from the previous owners and rebranded the site xDevLibrary.
At this time we don't have a way to do that automatically. We may in some cases be able to confirm your purchase via our records and permit you to re-download the item again. You will need to contact customer support for us to investigate the matter. Please include as much detail about your purchase as you can when you email us.
The current site is temporary, to give us time to create a more elaborate one. Toward that end, the site is a simple grid listing of all xDevLibrary products.
However, you can change the sort order of the items -- if you click on the "Author" heading at the top of the page, each author's items will be grouped together, making it easier to find all the items by the same author.
You can do the same thing with categories and titles. If you sort by description, the products will be sorted by modification date (newest to oldest).
You can also use your web browser's find function to search for terms on the page.
Those are articles that originally appeared in REALbasic Developer (now xDev Magazine). If you've been a longtime subscriber to xDev or have purchased back issues, check carefully before purchasing to make sure you don't already have the article.
Absolutely! We have a huge backload of excellent xDev articles that we will gradually be adding to xDevLibrary so that customers can purchase them individually, rather than buying an entire issue of the magazine.
At this time, we don't have a firm timeline of when these will be added, but I would expect to see at least some new content this summer.
We're evaluating that possibility but at this time we haven't made a final decision. It may depend on the particular article. For some, we could update the project for Xojo, but leave the article as is, while we may choose to retire older articles that aren't worth updating.
For now, watch the wording on the site carefully and look at the dates of projects: if the article is about "REALbasic" and is 5-10 years old, note that it may not work in Xojo or require some serious tweaking to get it to work.
Note that many articles, even if they're dated, are still useful, especially if they're detailing algorithms and techniques.
It's still very early in the process and we have many decisions to make (both technical and business-related). However, the concept of an à la carte article service is something xDev has been contemplating for years and we're excited about the possibilities.
Our ultimate long-term goal is to increase the editorial quality of the offerings, create a more consistent and professional appearance of the content, offer articles in more digital formats (not just PDF), integrate it more with xDev, and add new content on a regular basis.