Classic Computer Magazine Archive ST-Log ISSUE 24 / OCTOBER 1988 / PAGE 8

The developer what?

I have heard of two different products for the Atari ST in several different books and magazines, including yours. These products are the Atari Developer's Kit and EMACS. What are these products, and how can I get them?

—Ray L. James
Tampa, FL

The developer's kit is a set of programs with accompanying documentation that is sold by Atari to people who wish to write programs for the ST. The cost of this package is around $300. If you're interested in it, you can get more information by contacting Atari directly at (408) 745-2000. EMACS (short for MicroEMACS) is simply a text editor used mainly for writing program source code. It is available in a public-domain version on many telecommunications services (DELPHI, CompuServe, GEnie, etc.) and from your local user group. However, unless you're planning to write programs for your ST, I doubt you'll find either of these products particularly useful.