Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 15th Jul 2003 18:26 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep Every so often I have this urge (maybe more of an itch) to spend hours and hours on the web trying to find information about old, obsolete computers of the past. I am intrigued by the XEROX Alto and Star ('70s-'82), the Apple Lisa ('83) and, of course, CRAYs ('75-ish). These were revolutionary machines indeed, they wrote golden pages in the history of computing. In the end of the 1980s, a new innovative product was ready to ship, created by a bunch of people coming from Apple: The NeXT platform.
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InterfaceBuilder was there from the beginning
by Zoom on Wed 16th Jul 2003 16:27 UTC

The article mentions that InterfaceBuilder appeared with NeXTSTEP 2.x.
Not so. It was there already in NeXTSTEP 0.9, which was the earliest version that I had my hands on. It was very much a key part of the basic design of the whole system.

I started using the first generation NeXT cube in 1989 and attended the NeXT developer camp.

NeXTcube was my first personal computer that I bought with my own $3000 at a "BusinessLand fire sale." I still have it, along with a few NeXTstation Turbo Colors.

It's been a long time since then. MacOS X is turning out to be a very nice system. One of the greatest things about MacOS X, keeping the tradition of the original NeXT ideals, is that a superb development tools are bundled or free for the asking.