hat tip to David Buck for the tip about DEVX:
New S# Language Adds Capabilities for .NET Developers
In an interview with David Simmons, CTO of SmallScript Corp., we learned about a new .NET language about to debut, the ins and outs of its gestation, as well as some insider history behind the creation of the .NET platform.
Think way back-back in the ur-ages of OOP development-and one language probably comes to mind before any other: Smalltalk. Even though it was one of the world's first true object-oriented programming systems, Smalltalk's technical underpinnings have survived to the present, and you can see its influence in the object models of both Java and .NET. For example, Smalltalk introduced the idea that all data types in a programming environment are objects, including even base scalar data types, such as Integers and Strings.
In an exclusive interview with DevX Wednesday in San Francisco, David Simmons, SmallScript Corp.'s Chief Technology Officer, chief architect of S#, and a seminal force in the Smalltalk community, related the story of the ups and downs of Smalltalk in the 90s as well as the creation of S#. He has been building commercial Smalltalk implementations since 1981.
Always good to see mainstream notice of Smalltalk!