The Lost Apps of the 80s

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on news.ycombinator.com

SurveyJS - Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App
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  • med

    Micro Emacs in D

  • I still use microEmacs, which floated around the intertoobs in the 1980s. Of course, I've modified it substantially over the years, most recently adding color syntax highlighting and Unicode.

    D version:

    https://github.com/DigitalMars/med

    C version:

    https://github.com/DigitalMars/me

    The "extension language" is it's so easy to just add some code and recompile it, there's no point in adding an extension language.

    I like microEmacs a lot because I can use it remotely over a tty interface.

  • me

    Micro Emacs in C (by DigitalMars)

  • I still use microEmacs, which floated around the intertoobs in the 1980s. Of course, I've modified it substantially over the years, most recently adding color syntax highlighting and Unicode.

    D version:

    https://github.com/DigitalMars/med

    C version:

    https://github.com/DigitalMars/me

    The "extension language" is it's so easy to just add some code and recompile it, there's no point in adding an extension language.

    I like microEmacs a lot because I can use it remotely over a tty interface.

  • SurveyJS

    Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App. With SurveyJS form UI libraries, you can build and style forms in a fully-integrated drag & drop form builder, render them in your JS app, and store form submission data in any backend, inc. PHP, ASP.NET Core, and Node.js.

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  • gap

    MIRRORED from Savannah. Pull requests CANNOT be accepted. Please reach out to us over mailing lists. (by gnustep)

  • Flexisheet was created to be a clone of Improv for Gnustep, but it was abandoned long ago. You could compiled the source.

    https://flexisheet-orphans.blogspot.com/2006/10/circa-2002-l...

    Sourcecode : https://github.com/gnustep/gap/tree/master/user-apps/FlexiSh...

    Review of alternatives: https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=546563

  • FluidFramework

    Library for building distributed, real-time collaborative web applications

  • Within the context of the Microsoft-verse, Fluid Framework (https://fluidframework.com) is supposed to be solving similar problems in web apps, although I haven't personally played with it.

  • Joplin

    Joplin - the secure note taking and to-do app with synchronisation capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.

  • Yes, absolutely.

    I have to mention Joplin here, which became my note-taking app after a lot of research. There are certainly more powerful apps, but Joplin is open source, runs on all devices, (Windows, Linux, Android and iOS in my case), syncs data via Nextcloud or Dropbox, and supports E2E-encryption. It also allows inserting images directly into the notes, which I found cumbersome with other markdown-based note apps.

    The developer is also very active and adds useful features and bugfixes very regularly. Definitely worth the few bucks I donate every month.

    https://joplinapp.org/

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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