Kitchen Table Software Meaning

(dated, idiomatic, computing) Especially in the early years of personal computers, a set of computer programs developed by an entrepreneurial advanced amateur or self-employed professional computer programmer in his or her own home; software developed by a small business using the services of such programmers.

Example: 1986, Personal computer, Software Communications, p. 91:
  So much for kitchen-table software being small potatoes.
1987, Jimmy D. Lindsey, Computers and exceptional individuals, ISBN 9780675206259, p. 54:
  However, the need to evaluate software before buying is no less important than in the days of the kitchen-table software developer.
2003, Robin Miller, "The business of making Linux easier to use,", 8 Jan. (retrieved 8 May 2009):
  More and more vendors, from IBM to "kitchen table" software authors, seem to be heading in this direction.