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The Cutting Edge

Thoughts from the Publisher

Issue: 10.6 (September/October 2012)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: When RSD publisher Marc Zeedar was a kid he used to create magazines just for fun. Now he's doing it for a living! You may contact him at editor@RBDeveloper.com.
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I usually stay away from the cutting edge as that typically involves bleeding. It took me months to upgrade to Snow Leopard and Lion, but for this issue I'm running Apple's latest OS (Mountain Lion) and writing about Gatekeeper and working with Retina displays.

Let's just say it's an interesting experience. No serious problems (a few tedious issues migrating one computer and a hassle with Adobe as to why my CS3 wouldn't activate under Mountain Lion), but it just feels strange to be up-to-date for once. I'm finally ditching my ancient computers (I sold my G3 iBooks and my old iMac is going on Craigslist, but I'm keeping the NeXT for posterity).

I even got Parallels running Windows 8 Preview instead of Windows XP (so maybe I can cover more Windows-oriented material).

But don't worry -- at the pace technology goes I'm sure I'll be obsolete again very soon!

Omegabundle deadline extended!

As some people were traveling and missed the Omegabundle offer (http://omegabundle.com), it has been extended through Sept. 10, 2012. Even better, the deal's been expanded, with the addition of Shade 10 3D software and a $99 icon package -- if you complete a customer survey. (If you've already bought the bundle, you're still entitled to the additions.) This is your last chance -- the deadline definitely won't be extended any further.

In This Issue

In addition to my Retina cover story and how to handle Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper, JC Cruz is back with a fascinating exploration of text searching. I write a clipboard utility in Beginner's Corner, and Paul brings everyone up-to-date on the latest Real Studio 2012R1 features in his columns. Bob was clearly watching the Olympics this summer, and in databases Craig explains why you shouldn't duplicate data unnecessarily.


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