The Apple Programmers and Developers Association, or APDA, was started in 1980 by Don Williams in coordination with Apple, Inc. and A.P.P.L.E. The resulting tools produced by APDA were the tools with which all Apple programs have come to be and the resulting magazine which was produced quarterly was aptly named the APDAlog.
A total of 10 issues of the APDAlog were published by A.P.P.L.E. with the first volume beginning in August 1986 and the final issue, V3N4 being published with a date of October 1988.
In 1989, Apple Computer, Inc. bought APDA from A.P.P.L.E. for $3 Million and Apple began producing the APDA Log. The issues shown in this section are the ones produced by A.P.P.L.E. prior to Apple’s take over of the APDA.
Once Apple took over, they choose to number their first version of the APDAlog as V1N1 rather than continuing what would have officially been Volume 4 of the newsletter.
Almost all issues are owned by the group but missing issues currently stand only at V1N2 from the first year of publishing and would be most welcome by the group in hard or scanned format (600DPI).