DevCon Spring '88 was held at the old San Jose Civic complex (top center) while the new San Jose Convention Center was under construction.

Apple Spring Developers Conference 1988 (or DevCon Spring '88) was a computer conference that was hosted by Apple Computer for its developers in the old San Jose Civic complex at San Jose, California. It was Apple's 3rd official developers conference, held during the last week of April 1988.[1][2]

Announcements and topics

The keynote address was presented by Apple CEO John Sculley. Bill Atkinson demonstrated HyperCard 1.2, which added support for CD-ROMs and write-protected media.[1] System 6 was presented with Macro Maker and a faster implementation of QuickDraw by Andy Hertzfeld called QuickerGraf. Apple discussed the development of interapplication communication (IAC) architecture with a Notification Manager to allow background applications to send data to foreground applications. Apple also stated that the single-tasking Finder and MultiFinder would be replaced by a "Unifinder" in the upcoming System 7.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Atkinson shows CD ROM Hypercard by Laurie Flynn, InfoWorld, p.89. 1988-05-02.
  2. Interapplication Communication by Michael Fraase, Macintosh Hypermedia: Reference guide, p.222. 1990.

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