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Issue 15.6 ('Green Screen Saver')
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Issue: 15.6 (November/December 2017)
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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When you're a magazine publisher, you live by future deadlines—which is my way of saying "Happy New Year!"

Yes, that's a little premature, but I can't help but notice that this is the last issue of xDev for the year. The next one will be dated 2018. Crazy, right?

London Calling

I'm making my plans to go to London next week for the Xojo Conference (http://monkeybreadsoftware.de/xojo/events/london-2017-event.shtml). If you're in the area, I sure hope to see you! I'll do a full report for xDev, of course.

In This Issue

While we continue to have "serious" article like Part 4 of JC Cruz's data transfer series, this time we've got a couple of fun ones. Sam Rowlands gives us some Xojo animation classes and demonstrates how to use them, while Eugene Dakin builds a Matrix-like screen saver. (If those aren't your cup of tea, Sam's also got a piece on how to delete stubborn files.)

Last issue Thomas Tempelmann showed us how to use weakrefs to optimize your tree structures and while I was talking with author Jens Bendig about it, he told me about how to use a matrix to hold connection values in a tree instead of a linked list. So I wrote up my version of it. (Any errors are mine, not Jens'!)

In our columns, Paul talks 64-bit, Craig looks at pg_restore, Scott demonstrates the cool Aloe add-on, and I explore external items in Xojo. Enjoy!

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