Plasma 1.0 Developers Preview Released

David Schmenk has released his long awaited PLASMA programming language for the Apple II series computers.   Under development since 2006, version 1.0 of PLASMA  can be run both from floppy as well as from hard disk.   It includes a bevy of improvements and enhancements with a number of people from the Apple II community taking part in improving this release.

According to David’s website, PLASMA officially can support the 65802 as well as the 65816 16 bit features and can be run on “All Apple II computers are supported, from the earliest Rev 0 to the last Apple IIGS.”

The release includes a number of demo programs with full source code.  The entire package is free for all to download.

For more information about PLASMA or to download the floppy disk images, check out the PLASMA 1.0 Developers Preview page at:

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