July 2015, New York City.
Alex Cone, master level software designer and NeXT expert interviews for AppStorey
People who just don’t fundamentally care if it’s good enough or not, are the enemy of those who strive to do their best.
Alex Cone gave several hours of informative interviews on the subjects of vintage computing, Morse Code and Steve Job’s NeXT Computer for AppStorey.
In 1990, Alex was building mission critical software systems on Wall Street near his childhood home in New York City. This is when he first discovered the little known but highly influential NeXT Computer.
When Alex saw the NeXT, let’s just say he found the computer engineer’s dream machine. In fact, this would be the same computer that invented the world wide web, and first assembled the very same tools and technologies that are still used to make iPhone and every one of the apps on it.
“That [Community] breeds a kind of people who are willing to take chances, who are will to say what if, who are used to thinking in the theoretical, they wonder ‘what if this could work out, what if that could work out, what if these two things would work out, what would that imply, if we could combine them where would that go’’
NeXT engineers like Alex paved the way for the modern computing world by solving so many of the software issues that today we take for granted. Software inventions and solutions that have become the very foundation upon which today’s mobile computing world is made of.
Alex is a fantastic storyteller and can be found doing iOS projects for major institutions including IBM.
a delightful community to be a part of and this is the place it all sort of started was a bunch of people looking at this ungainly black computer and said this is a small seed but a mighty oak
You can take it from someone who was there.
Come learn more about Alex and the technologies that make today possible at AppStorey https://appstorey.com/
2 thoughts on “Alex Cone, master level software designer and NeXT expert interviews for AppStorey”
> the very same tools and technology are still being used today to make iPhone and every
> one of the apps used on it.
Close, but not technically true. The tools used back then were Interface Builder and Project Builder. Nowadays Mac, iOS and tvOS developers use Xcode, which is a replacement for Project Builder, and which has Interface Builder integrated right into it.