You'll want to look at the comments from David Buck to my previous post.
One of the fascinating insights into the state of Smalltalk technology from the analysts:
"There are one or two reputable vendors that still support Smalltalk (e.g. IBM) but they do not and will not introduce significant enhancements, recognizing the niche status of Smalltalk."
What this indicates is a failure on the part of said analyst to do even basic research
- he obviously spent zero time
even with a web browser, instead taking their information from within their own echo chamber. Within a few weeks of these brilliant comments, Cincom had released VW 7
, and IBM had released VAST 6
. Meanwile, Object-Arts had put out a new release of Dolphin
, and the MT guys were busy putting out development builds
of their latest work.
And that doesn't even get into all the fascinating stuff that goes on over in Squeak
, or in dialects like Smalltalk/X
, which is mostly used in consulting projects. Have a visit to Why Smalltalk
for a rundown of all the links I've managed to omit here.
Apparently, being an analyst meeans never having to fact check
. You might want tp bring this up the next time you speak to an analyst, and see if they can explain their research "methodology" to you. Make sure to use small words