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The January/February (18.1) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Numbers Please! Part 6 by Markus Winter
Wrapping up and building a demostration app.

On the Scene by Stefanie Juchmes
Getting started with Apple's 3D graphics toolkit, SceneKit.

Check Your Spelling by Eugene Dakin
Harness the power of Microsoft Word on Windows to add spelling checking to your apps.

Your First Web App -- Part 4 by Paul Budd
It's finally time to learn how to deploy the Web app!

Embedding Links by Stefanie Juchmes
How to use MBS to add links -- external or internal -- within your PDFs.

PLUS: Xojo 2019r3, Setting Goals, Color Groups, Iterators, Best of the Web, and more!

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Year 18
Issue 18.1 ("SceneKit")
 
Year 17
Issue 17.6 ("Xojo in Cologne") Issue 17.5 ("Numbers") Issue 17.4 ("100th Issue")
Issue 17.3 ("XDC 2019") Issue 17.2 ("Barchart API") Issue 17.1 ("iOS Success")
 
Year 16
Issue 16.6 ("Munich 2018") Issue 16.5 ("Spreadsheet Databases") Issue 16.4 ("Mojave")
Issue 16.3 ("XDC 2018") Issue 16.2 ("StockScripter") Issue 16.1 ("London 2017")
 
Year 15
Issue 15.6 ("Green Screen Saver") Issue 15.5 ("Touch Bar") Issue 15.4 ("Xojo in Germany")
Issue 15.3 ("Beginner's Guide") Issue 15.2 ("Power Tricks") Issue 15.1 ("Xojo Pi Lab")
 
Year 14
Issue 14.6 ("XDC 2016") Issue 14.5 ("Keyboard Shortcuts") Issue 14.4 ("NSTableView")
Issue 14.3 ("Sunroom") Issue 14.2 ("Cocoa Fonts") Issue 14.1 ("Barcodes")
 
Year 13
Issue 13.6 ("Stay Out of Jail") Issue 13.5 ("Text Messaging") Issue 13.4 ("El Capitan")
Issue 13.3 ("XDC 2015") Issue 13.2 ("Control Animation") Issue 13.1 ("iOS First Look")
 
Year 12
Issue 12.6 ("Cheap Web App Hosting") Issue 12.5 ("Yosemite") Issue 12.4 ("Game Center")
Issue 12.3 ("XDC 2014") Issue 12.2 ("Inefficiencies") Issue 12.1 ("Smart Localization")
Year 11
Issue 11.6 ("Apple About Box") Issue 11.5 ("Weeds") Issue 11.4 ("Blackjack")
Issue 11.3 ("XDC") Issue 11.2 ("PDF") Issue 11.1 ("PDF")
Year 10
Issue 10.6 ("Retina") Issue 10.5 ("Real World 2012") Issue 10.4 ("Extreme Programming")
Issue 10.3 ("Hashes") Issue 10.2 ("Assumption Approach") Issue 10.1 ("Reporting")

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