July 2021 – xDev Magazine is pleased to announce the release of our newest issue, now available in PDF and print formats!
The July/August 2021 (19.4) issue features articles on measuring your app’s performance, mapping GPS data with Xojo, the MonoAlphabetic Substitution Cipher, xDev tools, learn how to make Zip archives, and much more.
This latest issue of the magazine includes the following feature articles:
The Need for Speed by Markus Winter
Have you ever wondered which of two algorithms was faster? Sometimes there’s a need to measure speed that’s simpler than Xojo’s built-in profiler—Markus demonstrates his method.
xDev Tools by Marc Zeedar
Here at xDev Magazine we use a lot of Xojo-created tools to get our work done. Marc thought it would be interesting to show you some of the programs he’s written to automate his publishing production.
Maps, Part 10 by Markus Winter
Last issue Markus set up his plans for mapping GPS data. This time he shows how that works so you can now take data from a device like a Garmin and plot the route on a map within Xojo using MapKit and the MBS Plugins.
Exploring Cryptography, Part 2 by Eugene Dakin
In his series on cryptography, Eugene explores something called the MonoAlphabetic Substitution Cipher. Yeah, say that three times fast. Perhaps it would be easier to just read his article!
Plus: GoalMonitor, event definitions, Zip archives, databases, programming careers, accessibility, and much more!
This new issue can be purchased and downloaded instantly via GumRoad (http://gum.co/gEYjF).
Annual subscriptions, in PDF or printed booklets, may be purchased directly from the xDev website (xDev Magazine Order Center). Offering print subscriptions is a brand new service. You can read more about it on the website (xDev Magazine in Print). 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 16 years. Each book is 300-500 pages and contains over 70 articles and programming tutorials. All are available for order now (xDev Magazine Order Center).
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.
Xojo, Inc. was founded with the idea that software development should be accessible to anyone. With traditional tools, creating software applications can be a very complicated process, but using Xojo anyone can learn to create high quality, native apps for the desktop, web, mobile, and Raspberry Pi. With users all over the world, Xojo apps can be found in every conceivable category – from commercial software applications to use in governments, universities, businesses, and the Fortune 500. For more information, visit www.xojo.com.