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Issue 5.4


Thoughts from the Publisher

Issue: 5.4 (May/June 2007)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: When RBD publisher Marc Zeedar was a kid he used to create magazines just for fun. Now he's doing it for a living! You may contact him at editor@rbdeveloper.com.
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By the time you read this I should be at REALWorld 2007 in Austin, Texas. That's a long way from Oregon and I must confess that with all the security hassles I dislike flying these days, but I am not about to miss REALWorld. Three days of hanging around with folks who not only know what REALbasic is but are passionate about it? Heaven!

Due to the schedule this year, I'll do my REALWorld report in the July/August (5.5) issue, so if you couldn't make REALWorld this year, I'll do my best to bring it to you with words and photos. I'm planning to present this time, so it should be a different experience for me.

Article Ideas

Do you have a topic you'd like us to cover in RBD? We try to be all-encompassing, but REALbasic is such a broad tool it's difficult. This is a reminder that if you want us to write about something, please let me know! I love reader suggestions. I'm also always searching for unusual software projects for Postmortems and for interesting developers to interview--so send me your ideas!

In This Issue

Will Leshner is taking a break this issue from his From Scratch column, but he'll be back to finish his project next time. In the meantime, we've used the extra space to bring you a slew of features. We've got a fun profile of a robotic Halloween project from Joe Strout (it made for a cool cover). Then there's Jose Cruz with an article on encryption, Paul Lefebvre with a Postmortem on his UltraToolBar class, and I interview Dax Dasilva, the creator of the impressive LightSpeed point-of-sale system. (If someone has told you that REALbasic can't be used to create professional software, show them Lightspeed.) Dave Mancuso gives advice on creating a successful software company.

And my Beginner's Corner column accidentally turned into a six-page feature! I hope you enjoy this packed issue.

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