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The Future

Thoughts from the Publisher

Issue: 12.6 (November/December 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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As xDev finishes its 12th year, it's natural to pause and ponder the future. The last decade-plus has flown by—when I look back and see the changes that have brought us to Xojo today, it's incredible. When I was a kid a "portable" computer weighed 26 pounds. Today a far more powerful iPhone is 129 grams!

I can't help but think we're on the precipice of a major change, however, as iOS support will soon be in beta and then in an official release. I can't wait and I'm sure you're excited as well. What will lucky year 13 of xDev bring? You tell me! What features would you like to see us cover in the new year? What excites you the most about Xojo and the future?

In This Issue

Now that OS X Yosemite is available, Sam Rowlands is back with more tips—this time on simultaneously supporting Mavericks and Yosemite and making them both look their best.

Tom continues his Game Center series, this time with a demonstration of a turn-by-turn game.

If you're concerned about software piracy, Harold Halbleib explains about Excel Software's AppProtect and other software licensing solutions.

Finally, Kevin Cully shows how to host Xojo web apps for just pennies a day!

Columns topics include creating a simple web photo gallery creator app, handy type conversion tips, encouragement from an older Xojo developer, Common Table Expressions in SQL, making RegEx more readable, Craig continues his database design series, and so much more. Enjoy!

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