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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (571.27 KB)
MD5: d0e492cba152a43f27102a089fdad0e8
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
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For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Prototyper_1.0.sit (222.42 KB)
MD5: 4451277caf9b0fe7296e011d02aed3d0
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: Mini vMac Mini vMac II

Prototyper is useful for quick and easy application mock-ups, but it's more useful as an instructional tool — generating the code for a window, for example, and then examining it to learn about it. Prototyper's code is a little too sparse to qualify it as a useful automatic application generator, but it's still a fascinating and informative tool to help you learn Mac programming.

  — MacUser, reviewing version 2.0 in August 1989

The 1st archive is version 3.0 from 1990.

The 2nd archive is version 2.1 from 1989. It is a StuffIt 1.51 compressed copy of an installed folder.

The 3rd archive is the original version 1.0 in a DC42 image compressed with StuffIt 1.5.1 software. Note: this image is locked, so, it mounts fine with System 7, not System 6 inside Mini vMac. It can be copied, however, on another disk for use also with System 6.

Architecture: 68k


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by Gary - 2020, November 20 - 5:19pm

This was a competitor to AppMaker. I chose to buy AppMaker over Prototyper because it offered more code generation options and had a UI that was easier to use.

AppMaker evolved into a subscription product. The last "monthly" update ended in 2000. I put the word monthly in quotes because it never actually got to coming out that frequently.

AppMaker is available on MG.


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by Purdy - 2020, November 20 - 12:05pm

Added Prototyper 2.1. Temporarily removed because it has the nVIR A virus. I will clean it and repost shortly.