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