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Issue 12.2 ('Inefficiencies')
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We Are Xojo

Who are Xojo developers?

Issue: 12.2 (March/April 2014)
Author: Markus Winter
Author Bio: Markus is a Molecular Biologist who taught himself REALbasic programming in 2003 to let the computer deal with some exceedingly tedious lab tasks. Some call it lazy, he thinks it smart. He still thinks of himself as an advanced beginner at best.
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Xojo is a very powerful tool for the professional programmer and, in the past, xDev has featured interviews with successful developers. But Xojo has always prided itself on being for "the rest of us" too, those who don't necessarily make a living with Xojo. There are often highly specialized professionals with a need for a specialized app that simply doesn't exist on the market—and though these people haven't studied IT, they were able to teach themselves enough programming and use Xojo to create the software tools that they needed.

This new column is about them—plumbers, librarians, engineers, teachers, builders, scientists, retirees, doctors, taxi drivers, etc—the ones who make up the majority of the Xojo community. It is about how they use Xojo in their work or home or hobby, what they do with it, what they think about it. It is about you and your stories—and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have enjoyed gathering them.

Our first two submissions come from France:

Jean-Luc Arnaud, age 55

Technical Director in a Multimedia company

I actually started coding in BASIC (in addition to Pascal and even Assembler 6502) on an Apple IIe, and continued later with Microsoft BASIC, QuickBASIC, and HyperCard on a Macintosh. Then I discovered OOP with VisualMacBasic.

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