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Issue 17.5 ('Numbers')
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Where Did Summer Go?

Thoughts from the Publisher

Issue: 17.5 (September/October 2019)
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 feel like I blinked and summer was gone! I had lots of projects and plans, and got to precisely none of them. A big part of that was me getting a dog—that was not planned and I had no idea what a disruption to my schedule it would be. Charlie needs lots of exercise and loves to jump in my lap every time I sit down with the laptop... but we're figuring out compromises.

Most recently my mom had her second knee replacement (her left knee was done three years ago), so she moved in with me for most of August while she was recovering. Between her and Charlie, I was pretty busy!

In This Issue

But despite everything, the magazine got finished. It seems we're doing a lot of multi-part articles lately. That does mean stuff often isn't "finished," but hopefully you're getting a lot out of the detailed process.

This time Paul Budd continues building his simple Web App. Markus Winter is back with his never-ending numbers-only textfield, diving in to complicated RegEx formulas.

He also begins a new series on adding Apple Maps to your applications, using the MBS plugin.

Speaking of MBS, Stefanie Juchmes explains all the new stuff that's been added to the plugins over the past year. I bet you'll find at least a few things you didn't know MBS could do.

In our regular columns, Susan writes about creating standard operating procedures, Paul explains some power user features, and I write about shared properties. Enjoy!

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