Only a few more days to register in advance for Smalltalk Solutions 2006 at LinuxWorld/NetworkWorld. There are lots of great talks, and the fee will get you into all of them. Contact Suzanne Fortman if you're a Smalltalker - there's a STIC discount you'll want to find out about. Here's an example talk - Bruce Badger is giving a talk on the OpenSkills Smalltalk server:
The OpenSkills SkillsBase system runs using an application server that has the advanced features one would expect but with several unique properties. Demonstrations will be interleaved throughout the talk. The following is a small selection of the topics Bruce will include:
- No impedence missmatch when persisting objects
- Huge numbers of instances of the application are possible
- No HTTP session affinity required (i.e. apps can be RESTful)
- A cache of unmodified objects shared by all instances
- One language throughout the system
- Application code is executed in the databases processes …..
- The DBMS *is* the application server
- Premier IDE from which code is injected directly into the app server ... though we do use a staging area for production changes
See you in Toronto!