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Issue 21.4 ('ChatGPT')
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Thinking of the Future

Thoughts from the Publisher

Issue: 21.4 (July/August 2023)
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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The tech industry moves in fits and starts, with sometimes years between innovations, or the changes are so subtle it's years before we realize their impact. Often stuff that seems like it might be major fades into nothing, while small things grow big.

Right now we're in a confusing state as many are going wild over generative "AI," but it really could be years before we truly understand what we've created. And then Apple announces their Vision Pro "spatial computer" and most aren't sure what to make of it. It's a rather exciting time, don't you think?

In This Issue

With all the hype around ChatGPT, I just had to try it and see if it could write Xojo code. While it's surprisingly good in some ways, it makes lots of mistakes and there's no worries it's taking over our jobs any time soon. That said, the tech is interesting and could be useful.

In other articles, I write about the challenges of tracking down bugs in a third-party tool (wkhtmltopdf) and I explore what Vision Pro might mean for Xojo and the future of computing.

Eugene continues his Raspberry Pi series, this time showing how to detect when a switch on the device is pressed.

In our columns, we cover Xojo's new Charting feature, explore the new Xojo beta, look at non-SQL databases, and use MBS to make barcodes. Enjoy!

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