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Issue 12.4 ('Game Center')
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World Cup Fever

Thoughts from the Publisher

Issue: 12.4 (July/August 2014)
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!
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I'll confess I haven't been using Xojo much this month. When you're a soccer fan (I used to do a weekly podcast at http://soccertalkusa.com), productivity goes down every four years during the World Cup. It's hard to watch 64 games in a month and not forget a few things (like your own name)!

Once the tournament is over, though, it's back to Xojo. I've been working on a few things and I'd love to get your feedback on one idea. I am considering offering print subscriptions to xDev Magazine again.

For the past few years we've been offering xDev via a print-on-demand service, but they don't offer a subscription plan. It wouldn't be cheap so I suspect only a few people would want this option, but I'd like to get a feel for how many would be interested. (Print subscribers would still get the magazine digitally in addition to the printed copy.) Please check out the single-question survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PZC5XGT and let me know!

In This Issue

We have no World Cup articles (sorry about that), but we do have a feature on writing Game Center apps on the Mac. Tom Baumgartner shows you how to use the Monkeybread plugins to do it.

In other articles, Craig explains how to use the Mercurial version control system, while Christian takes us inside ServerSocket. And I take a quick look at Apple's new programming language, Swift.


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