July 2018 -- xDev Magazine is pleased to announce that the new July/August 2018 (16.4) issue, featuring articles on macOS Mojave and using XojoScript to generate PDFs, is now available in PDF and print formats.
xDev Magazine is the only publication in the world exclusively devoted to guiding developers in how to use the free Xojo multi-platform rapid application development environment, from Xojo, Inc.
This latest issue of the magazine includes the following feature articles:
**Scripting PDFs** by Marc Zeedar
Marc previously wrote separately about using XojoScript to retrieve stock prices and using the DocVerter web service to convert documents to PDF. Now he combines the two, demonstrating how to create PDFs via scripting. This includes full scripted picture support!
**Apple's Dark Vision of the Future** by Sam Rowlands
At this June's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple went all in with "Dark Mode" support in their upcoming Mac OS release, Mojave. This new feature completely changes how dark mode is supported, so read this article for the early details and see how you can enable dark mode support in your own Xojo applications.
**Refactoring a Controller Module, Part 1** by JC Cruz
Earlier in this series, Jose created a controller module to manage his data models. This time he demonstrates how to refactor the controller module to support other models without breaking existing code.
*PLUS*: Learning to code, Just Code Challenge, Webinars, WWDC 2018, PITR, and more!
This new issue can be purchased and downloaded instantly via GumRoad (http://gum.co/dmvyiT ).
Annual subscriptions, in PDF or full-color printed booklets, may be purchased directly from the xDev website (http://www.xdevmag.com/orders.shtml ). Offering print subscriptions is a brand new service. You can read more about it on the website (http://xdevmag.com/print.shtml ). Digital subscriptions cost $50; print subscriptions are $100 (USA) or $125 (international).
Also available on the xDev website are printed perfect-bound books of each of the magazine's first 15 years. Each book is 300-500 pages and contains over 70 articles and programming tutorials. All are available for order now (http://www.xdevmag.com/orders_book.shtml ).
About xDev Magazine
Formerly Real Studio Developer, xDev Magazine has been publishing since 2002. xDev is an independent bimonthly publication focused on instructing users of the Xojo development environment. Each issue features over 70 pages of quality articles from top Xojo programmers and authors. xDev is renown around the world as the premiere source of Xojo instruction, tutorials, and programming advice.
Formerly RBLibrary, xDevLibrary.com is a site for à la carte purchases of books and articles about Xojo, REAL Studio, and REALbasic. Instead of waiting for a magazine issue to be published, readers can just purchase the articles they'd like immediately. The library covers a vast array of topics for Xojo beginners, experts, and everyone in between with prices starting at under $2.