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The Macintosh Programmer's Workshop
May/June 1988 (vol. 5 no. 3)
pp. 59-66

The authors discuss the Macintosh Programmer's Workshop (MPW), a Macintosh development environment that includes a comprehensive set of programming tools and handles several languages. It also combines the graphical interface common to all Macintosh applications, a command language similar to the Unix shell languages, and Smalltalk's immediate execution of commands in any window. They focus on the program-development environment rather than on the tools in that environment. They give the history of MPW, and describe its design goals. The bulk of the article is a discussion of MPW's design.

Index Terms:
Programmer Workshop; Smalltalk; Macintosh Programmer's Workshop; development environment; programming tools; graphical interface; command language; Unix shell languages; window; Apple computers; microcomputer applications; programming environments; user interfaces
Richard J. Meyers, Jeff W. Parrish, "The Macintosh Programmer's Workshop," IEEE Software, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 59-66, May-June 1988, doi:10.1109/52.2025
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