Exciting news for the Apple II Community (and retro-computing at large). Google has launched GoogleCL, a command line API project that may enable developers to write Apple II applications that are capable of interfacing with Blogger, Calendar, Contacts and other Google services.
Over the coming weeks (or maybe months or even years), I’ll be posting a series of articles introducing you to the glorious, glamorous world of assembly language programming for the 6502 series of microprocessors. While, sure, there are plenty of other languages out there, and in this day and age, assembly is something of a […]
Ullrich von Bassewitz has announced that version 2.13.0 of the popular cc65 cross-development package has been released. cc65 features a macro assembler, linker, C compiler and library manager for 65(C)02 based systems. Ullrich’s announcement is attached: I’m proud to announce version 2.13.0 of cc65. cc65 is a complete cross development package for 65(C)02 systems, including […]
Simon D. Williams announced it’s time for RetroChallenge 2009! Let’s make sure the Apple II Community is well represented this year. Attention all retrocomputing enthusiasts! RetroChallenge 2009 is officially slated to run from July 1st to 31st, 2009. RetroChallenge is a fairly informal “contest” whose sole aim is to encourage owners of obsolete systems to […]
David Schmenk has been developing VM02, a pseudo-Java environment for the Apple II. Today, David announced via usenet newsgroup comp.sys.apple2 that his code is now alpha and ready for public testing. A disk image (.DSK) of VM02 [link], and it’s source tree [link] are available for download.
Simon D. WilliamsÂ hasÂ announced RetroChallenge 2008 will kick off onÂ July 1st, 2008.Â It’s time for all you alpha-geeks to pull out your best hacks, and demonstrate your retrocomputing enthusiast credentials. Simon’s announcement is attached.
Ullrich von Bassewitz has announced cc65 version 2.12.0 is now available for download. cc65 is a very capable cross-development C compiler, with tools and utilities for coding with 65(C)02 and related processors. Ullrich’s full announcement is attached.
Joshua Bell, an employee of Linden Lab, creators of the virtual world Second Life, has posted to YouTube a demonstration of a program he’s written that streams video from a Windows machine to an Apple IIc. The specific program he’s streaming is Second Life, which appears on the Apple II monitor shortly after its original […]
Meet 8 year old Lim Ding Wen, possibly the youngest Apple II programmer in the world.
Simon Williams wrote in to announce the RetroChallenge Winter Warm-up 2008 is about to commence on January 1st, 2008! This is your opportunity to share your cool Apple II hacks, projects and/or otherwise demonstrate your retro-enthusiast computing skills (how retro geeky are you, really?). Get involved and show the community what we already know — […]