Special

Introducing the “Welcome to Xojo” Bundle!

New to Xojo and looking for guidance? We've put together a terrific bundle to welcome you! Xojo Bundle

This bundle includes six back issues of the magazine -- all of year 14 in printed book and digital formats -- plus a one-year subscription so you'll be learning all about Xojo for the next year. It's the perfect way to get started programming with Xojo. And you save as much as $35 over the non-bundle price!

This offer is only available for a limited time as supplies are limited, so hurry today and order this special bundle before the offer goes away!

Article Preview


Buy Now

Issue 11.6 ('Apple About Boxes')
Instant purchase and download via GumRoad!

COLUMN

It's Your Magazine

Thoughts from the Publisher

Issue: 11.6 (November/December 2013)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: When xDev publisher Marc Zeedar was a kid he used to create magazines just for fun. Now he's doing it for a living!
Article Description: No description available.
Article Length (in bytes): 2,197
Starting Page Number: 5
Article Number: 11600
Related Link(s): None

Full text of article...

The previous issue of xDev generated controversy as some readers were upset by the lack of "hard" Xojo content (see this issue's extended "Letters" section for a taste of the feedback).

While ultimately the responsibility for content falls on my shoulders, I will point out that this publication is a community resource: it's really your magazine, not mine. I can't write the whole thing. (Well, I could, but neither of us wants that!) That means if there are things you'd like to see me change or improve, let me know. Most importantly, considering contributing. I can't please everyone, but I will do my best to bring you the magazine you deserve.

In This Issue

Today we're debuting two new columns. Kem Tekinay is going to be writing about Regular Expressions. Markus Winter is starting a "Tips and Tricks" column, where all of us can contribute little ideas for better productivity.

This time we have a record number of smaller articles and I hope the variety will be of interest. Several new authors have contributed, with Sam Rowlands writing about Apple About Boxes, Kevin Cully on getting ChartPart working with Xojo, and Bill Kearney reporting on the recent MBS Xojo Conference in Germany. Matt Gardner kindly let me republish his article on making plugins for Xojo with XCode, and Trisha Duke has repurposed her "Smart Tips" XDC talk into an article. I also wrote a brief bit about the latest Xojo release.

In our columns, we cover unit testing, path enumeration, OOP, and more. Enjoy!

End of article.