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From Virtual to Real

Thoughts from the Publisher

Issue: 20.3 (May/June 2022)
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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Last month Xojo held their first "virtual" Xojo Developer Conference, which was different from an in-person event, but quite nice. I'd love to see them do it regularly as not everyone can attend an actual conference.

But they've announced a new, in-person "Xojo Developer Retreat" for September 19-20, 2022 (http://xojo.com/nashville2022), which looks to be awesome. Hopefully nothing will derail this one!

In This Issue

I'll apologize up-front for writing most of this issue myself. It wasn't exactly planned that way, and I normally want more voices in the magazine, but I think it worked out. (As always, if you're interested in writing for xDev, let me know!)

I knew I wanted to cover "XDC Anywhere" and the new 2022R1 release of Xojo, but I also finally managed to get an epic project working and I wrote a comprehensive article about my adventures trying to create a font catalog generator that works with non-installed fonts. This is something I started on last fall when Xojo added the .addFont command to the pdfDocument class, but I couldn't get it working until recently. Having to learn how to parse font files wasn't on my to-do list, but I think it's a terrific tale and will be helpful for the community.

At least we have another author, Tom Baumgartner, who shows us the currency entry control he created.

Also, our great columnists are back with pieces on subqueries, JSON, and a how-to on using your iOS device as a camera for your desktop app. I continue with my debugging series, too. Enjoy!

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