There used to be a programming environment named Appware (later renamed Microbrew and also once owned by Novel). It was one of the most amazing programs I have ever used. Within a few weeks of first trying it, I was able to use it to create a Mac client for a PC only stock data streaming service, which the company liked enough to buy from me…
Sadly, Appware’s makers went out of biz (no idea if it has anything to do with the fact the chief creator began a movement based on his belief aliens were among us - no joking here). Now, it’s around 7 years later and I have still seen nothing that come close to replacing its simplicity of use.
I’ve created a short flash movie which shows the creation of a “Hello World” program start to finish so you can see it in action.
I had trouble loading the page in firefox so here is the direct flash link if you need it…http://www.rockkennedy.com/flash/HelloDemo.swf
It’s about 5 mins or so long and around 3.7 Meg. Just because it’s a Hello World demo, don’t let that fool you regarding Appware’s power and flexibilty.
I post this for 4 reasons…
- Someone might know of something else like it currently being developed
- Someone might see it and create a modern equivelent.
- Someone might take an interest and learn how to encorporate JUCE code into Appware. Appware loads and runs dll files as well as allows you to create your own modules from your existing code.
- Someone might just find it interesting or useful
If you see this flash and you want to download a copy of the whole enviroment let me know and I’ll try to arrange it so you can play with it yourself.
Some side notes:
- Runs under mac os 9
- Runs under windows but has limitations due to its age (short file names, no internet component - workaround exist in Mac)
- Contains an application to aid in developing components
- It may not be legal for me to give it to you, it was commercial, but again the parent company has been out of buisness for years. Hard to imagine anyone would care.