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Issue 16.4 ('Mojave')
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Distracted

Thoughts from the Publisher

Issue: 16.4 (July/August 2018)
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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What a busy time I've had lately. After the adventures of XDC and getting the last issue out, I helped my mom move to a new apartment and deal with some medical issues, hosted visitors, and now the World Cup has taken over my TV.

It's caught me a little by surprise. Soccer fan that I am, with the U.S.A. not in the tournament for the first time since I started watching it in 1990, I wasn't excited. But the tournament has been fantastic, with lots of goals, huge upsets, and incredible drama. My apologies if I've been slow responding to emails lately—there's just been so much to do and lots of soccer to watch!

In This Issue

At least I did manage to write a significant update to my StockScripter app I wrote about a few issues ago. I combined my creating PDF article to enable the app to let you create PDFs via scripting—a surprisingly powerful and useful feature. You can read all about in this issue.

We also recently had Apple's developer conference where they unveiled the next Mac OS: Mojave. Last issue Sam Rowlands wrote about some inconsistencies with creating Dark Mode apps—and now Apple's going all in with better Dark Mode support. He's back with some new information you'll find invaluable.

JC Cruz continues his series with a look at how to refactor the controller module introduced last issue.

In our columns, Paul unveils a new Xojo programming contest, talks WWDC, and a handy weakref tip. Craig writes more on database recovery, and I write about how to learn programming. Enjoy!

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