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The Old Guard of Mac Indie Apps Has Thrived for More Than 25 Years

Glenn Fleishman, writing for Macworld a few weeks ago:

The longevity of indie apps is more extraordinary when you consider the changes Apple put the Mac through from the early 1990s to 2018. Apple switched from Motorola 680 × 0 processors to PowerPC to Intel chips, from 32-bit to 64-bit code, and among supported coding languages. It revved System 7 to 8 to 9, then to Unix across now 15 major releases (from 10.0 to 10.14). That’s a lot for any individual programmer or small company to cope with.

Nice profile of four Mac apps that are each 25 years old and going strong — BBEdit, PCalc, Fetch, and GraphicConverter.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019