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Issue 8.1

FEATURE

Meet Alex Restrepo

REALbasic, custom controls, and iPhone apps

Issue: 8.1 (November/December 2009)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Alex Restrepo lives in Colombia and develops educational software, iPhone applications, and uses REALbasic to write custom controls, such as the acclaimed CustomEditField (a line editor written from scratch in pure REALbasic code, no plugins required). His software can be found on his website (http://homepage.mac.com/alexrestrepo/indexmain.html).
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How did you get into computers and programming?

Well, my father used to teach programming to college students in the late 70's and early 80's, so I can't really remember my house without a computer in it. Somewhere in storage my dad has an Apple ][ and it's the first computer I have memory of. We always had Apple computers in the house. So from a very young age my dad taught me the basics of programming, but it wasn't until my senior year in high school that I really got into programming and eventually went into Computer Science in college.

You're from Colombia?

Yes, born and raised in Colombia. My father taught computers, calculus, and physics in a local university.

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