Apple Macintosh 68000 Development System MacOS

This was Apple's development system for m68k based Macs that ran natively on Macintosh computers. Prior to this product, Macintosh software had to be developed on Lisa machines.

Borland Turbo Pascal DOS Windows MacOS

Borland Turbo Pascal is a Pascal programming language compiler with an Integrated Development Environment targeted at the hobbyist and entry-level market. There were versions for CP/M and DOS. For a time, it was sold along side their professional "Borland Pascal" product line. Borland also produced a set of "toolbox" libraries along side their earlier versions.

FoxPro Windows DOS MacOS Unix

FoxPro, originally from Fox Software and later Microsoft, is a relational database that clones the functionality of dBase IV, but offers vast speed improvements. It was based on Fox Software's FoxBASE (a dBASE II clone) and FoxBASE+ (a dBase III Plus clone). It adds a new mac-like user interface that was first developed for FoxBASE+/Mac.

HyperScan MacOS

HyperScan is a Macintosh HyperCard program that scans images for use in other HyperCard stacks. You can also copy all or part of an image scanned with HyperScan, then past the copied image into a document in any program that supports pasting graphics. This requires the Ofoto software provided with the scanner.

Macintosh Programmer's Workshop MacOS

Macintosh Programmer's Workshop was the IDE created by Apple for writing applications for the Classic Mac OS. Not only does it contain a code editor and compiler, but it also comes with a shell with many UNIX-inspired utilities, such as make.

Microsoft BASIC DOS CPM MacOS OS2 Unix

Although Microsoft did not invent BASIC, their founding product was a BASIC interpreter for the Altair computer. The descendants below includes Microsoft's BASIC-80 (MBASIC), BASIC-86 (pre-GWBasic), BASIC for Mac, BASIC Compiler 86/88, Basic Compiler for Mac, and Professional Development System 7.x. IBM Personal Computer Basic Compiler, GW-BASIC, QuickBasic, and Visual Basic are listed separately.

QuickBasic DOS MacOS

Microsoft QuickBasic, not to be confused with the lesser QBasic, was a Basic interpreter and compiler product loosely based on GW-Basic. Version 2.0 for DOS and later included an Integrated Development Environment. Microsoft also produced QuickPascal and QuickC with similar integrated environments. Professional Development System](/product/microsoft-basic), and competed against language products targeted at hobbyists, such as those from Borland.


THINK C, originally from THINK Technologies and later Symantec, was a C compiler for the Apple Macintosh. Initially released in 1986 under the name "Lightspeed C", it featured libraries and extensions useful to creating native Macintosh applications. It competed with Macintosh Programmers Workshop.