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xDev Magazine Issue 15.5

The September/October (15.5) issue of xDev Magazine is now available. Here's a quick preview of what's inside:
  • Improve WeakRef Performance by Thomas Tempelmann
    You can avoid circular references by using weakRefs, but that causes performance problems. What's the solution?
  • The Case of the Broken Upgrade by Mattias Sandstrom
    When a software upgrade breaks things that were working fine, finding the cause requires real detective work.
  • Touche by Marc Zeedar
    With the latest version of MacOS Sierra, Xojo apps that use the Macbook Pro's Touch Bar are finally possible. Marc demonstrates how to make them.
  • Sharing Data for Health, Part 3 by JC Cruz
    Jose explores using XML to export health data from his project.
  • Plus: Xojo 2017r2, custom code formatting, pg_dump, SQLBuilder and ActiveRecord, and more!
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05 09 17 - 21:15
four comments

I have looked over some older versions of this resource and think it would be a great asset to have. I would love the chance at a free six month subscription especially to see about purchasing the bundle that includes the videos and all of issues 14.
Lewis Poppelreiter - 06 09 17 - 00:49

A little tip: if you encounter a problem during your programming, research the problem (e.g. by searching and asking on forums and working your way through the documentation) then why not write an article about it? You’ll help others, get some recognition for your efforts, and earn a few $$ in the bargain ;-)
Markus Winter - 06 09 17 - 14:14

@Markus: you are 100% right. Writing isn’t that hard and while the remuneration won’t buy you a fancy dinner it sure gives you the satisfaction of helping fellow xojo-programmers, keeping you connected with the community (and at least buy you a beer :-) )
Mattias Sandström - 06 09 17 - 18:46

It not for other’s code examples, books and articles written by so many gifted people, I would not have had a 30 year career in the software and hardware business. Markus and Mattias, you both are exactly right. No matter how simple or how complex, passing on information that in some small way helps even one person is a contribution to itself.
Lewis Poppelreiter - 07 09 17 - 00:41

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