This issue represents the first issue of the UTMag/RapoZine magazine to be delivered in English, Portuguese and Spanish either online or offline. This represents a total of five interfaces to choose from - as the Portuguese version is only available offline. We believe this is quite unique in the developers' community. One magazine covering three languages available either online or offline is something which provides a great advantage for developers around the world. As for our offline versions, several members downloaded our English offline versions last month. We received comments from members who are extremely satisfied with the offline version, which provides the ability to store the magazine locally on your drive and benefit of all navigation and hyperlinks such as when reading it online.
Among other surprises we have this month is the release of several Universal Thread training videos. Those videos can be downloaded from our Tutorial page. Claudio Lassala and Eduardo Vidigal have teamed up to work on this task. In response to the developers' community, the release of those training videos should help new and current members to be familiarized faster to the Universal Thread engine, which provides by the same some additional medias of documentation. They are available either in English or Portuguese versions. Some videos are presently under development and more will be released when needed.
As of this writing, we are presently working on an enhanced interface for the messages area. This new interface will respond to some generic members needs over the last two years by delivering a friendlier user interface combined with more power, which is one of the most difficult task to do when delivering applications. This enhanced interface will continue to provide the actual based layout structure as is which will now ease the accessibility to useful and related features.
Other tasks are also on development. Some of them might be released as soon as next month. Stay tuned for more news! As usual, we will continue to deliver the content faster, simpler, cleaner by the use of a more powerful interface, which stands on a great infrastructure.
In this issue, we deliver a great interview with Microsoft's Yair Alan Griver about .Net. YAG is Lead PM/Evangelist for the VB.Net team. He is actively involved in the marketing of Microsoft .Net framework as well as several other related tasks. He is regularly contributing to the Universal Thread by offering a presence in the .Net forum and by delivering weekly reports. This interview is a great opportunity to learn more about YAG's background and his involvement in the VB.Net team. The interview contains a lot of up to date information about .Net and the concept of communities seen by Microsoft.
More in this issue, you'll find continuous well-written articles by writers from all over the planet. A great line-up of writers have participated in this issue. Hilmar Zonneveld, Rafael Copquin, Pablo Pioli, Marco Mazzarino, David Foderick, Guy Barrette and Carlos Perez have delivered great articles on various topics. Another interview features Pablo Roca, Luis María Guayán and Isaac Venegas from the PortalFox team. Claudio series of articles on VFP for Beginners will continue next month. This issue was so popular that we had to put on hold several articles for next month. Those who submitted articles, which we couldn't include in this issue, will appear in next month issue.