With constant demands for
cost-savings, it is rewarding for us to have a development tool that is both appropriate and productive.

Lennart Stenberg, Swedish National Tax Authority

Smalltalk Digest: June Edition

Smalltalk DigestSoftware Development: a Cost-Conscious Way to Outsmart the Competition
Smalltalk is a robust application development environment and a powerful solution that can offer a unique competitive advantage to your organization. Want to learn how your organization can benefit from Smalltalk?

  • Watch this program now.

Share Your Smalltalk Story with Cincom
Beginning immediately, we are going to show the world just how efficient Smalltalk has always been. Why not share your story?

  • Click here to read more.

Submit Your Smalltalk-based Software to the 7th ESUG Innovation Technology Awards
You are invited to submit your Smalltalk-based software to the 7th ESUG Innovation Technology Awards. The top three teams with the most innovative software will receive, respectively, 500 Euros, 300 Euros and 200 Euros during an awards ceremony at the 18th International Smalltalk Joint Conference 2009 in Brest, France. No constraints are put on the software except that it should be Smalltalk-based or Smalltalk-related, and all flavors of Smalltalk are accepted.

  • For more details, click here.
  • For results of the 2009 edition, click here.

Cincom Smalltalk Conference Series
We held two Smalltalk one-day conferences last year (April 29th in Minneapolis, and June 2nd in Cologne). You can see all of the talks from Minneapolis here. The talks from Cologne may be found here. If you subscribe to the “Smalltalk on the Tubes” podcast on iTunes (try this feed), you’ll get these videos as they are released. If you would like one of these events to be held in your area, let us know.

Cincom Smalltalk Community Blogs
There are many blogs run by the Cincom Smalltalk Group now.

  • Check them out by clicking here.

Smalltalk News Roundup
There’s been quite a bit of Smalltalk news lately.

  • Click here to read all about it.

Take the Latest Cincom Smalltalk Survey!
A regular feature of the Cincom Smalltalk Digest, the Cincom Smalltalk Surveys are an excellent opportunity for you, the Cincom Smalltalk users, to let us know what you think. We really do want to know your opinions, comments, and suggestions. Your valuable input could result in future product improvements and enhancements.

  • To participate in the current survey, click here.

Have You Visited “Smalltalk Daily?”
If you haven’t visited the “Smalltalk Daily” page of the Cincom Smalltalk website, perhaps you should. Smalltalk Daily is a regular screencast done by Cincom Smalltalk Product Evangelist, James Robertson. The screencasts that are listed according to topic, are sure to be informative and helpful to all Smalltalkers.

  • Click here to view the page.

Cincom Smalltalk Podcasts
A regular feature on the Cincom Smalltalk website, Our Cincom Smalltalk Product Evangelist, James Robertson, has provided us with several podcasts on a variety of topics. Click here to view the Podcast page, and subscribe to this feed to receive podcast notification in your favorite PodCatching Software (such as iTunes). Now, in addition to posting the recordings, we are now streaming our podcasts live.

  • Click here.
  • Like the Podcast? Head on over to Podcast Alley and vote for the podcast!

JNIPort Available for VisualWorks and Pharo
JNIPort is now available for both VisualWorks and Pharo.

  • Click here to read more.

Adding Custom Tabs to the Smalltalk Browser
In this article, Cincom Smalltalk Evangelist, James Robertson covers how to add a custom tab to the Smalltalk browser.

  • Click here for James’ explanation.

Smalltalk Walkthroughs
James Robertson has put together a number of short walkthrough/tutorial posts that you may find interesting.

  • Click here.

WebVelocity 1.1 Beta Release
The Beta version of WebVelocity 1.1 is now available, and you can join the mailing list to have access to it.

  • Click here for more information or for download instructions.

What You CAN Do in Smalltalk Versus What You SHOULD Do
Smalltalk is a powerful language, but sometimes you need to distinguish what you SHOULD do versus what you CAN do. James Robertson helps us make that determination.

  • Click here.

Using Javascript with Anchors in Seaside
When updating the Seaside tutorial, James Robertson ran into an interesting change regarding anchors.

  • Click here for more information.

Updated Seaside Tutorial
Click here for an updated version of the Seaside Tutorial.

Using WebVelocity on Amazon EC2
Ian Prince has made some notes on using the Amazon ec2 WebVelocity image (1.1 Beta).

  • Click here for more information.

Etoys on the iPad
In this article, Bert Freudenberg talks about his experiences with Etoys on the iPad.

  • Click here for Bert’s report.

Moose 4.0
The Moose team just shipped 4.0 and there’s lots of new stuff.

  • Click here to read all about it.

How to Get the VisualWorks 7.7a VM
Sometimes after releasing a new VM it’s a little tricky to find a download link. We can make it easier for you.

  • Click here.

Cincom Smalltalk Roadmap Podcast
The Cincom Smalltalk Roadmap Podcast, which features Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager, Arden Thomas, is now available.

  • Click here for Part I
  • Click here for Part II.

Workshop on Dynamic Languages and Applications (DYLA) — June 28, 2010
The 4th Workshop on Dynamic Languages and Applications will be held on June 28, 2010, in Malaga, Spain.

  • Click here to visit the workshop’s website.

Camp Smalltalk London — July 16-18, 2010
Camp Smalltalk London will take place on July 16-18.

  • To sign up, click here
  • If you have questions, click here.

Squeakfest 2010 — July 26-28, 2010
The University of North Carolina Wilmington will be the host for Squeakfest 2010 on July 26-28. Look for the event’s website coming soon!

ESUG 2010 – September 11-16, 2010
ESUG 2010 will be held in Barcelona, Spain on September 11-16, 2010.

  • Click here to view the ESUG website.

International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies (IWST) 2010 — September 11-17, 2010
The International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies (IWST) 2010, which is co-located with the European Smalltalk User Group Conference (ESUG), will be held in Barcelona, Spain on September 11-17, 2010.

  • Click here for information on submitting workshop papers.

Update on Smalltalk Events
Click here for an update on Smalltalk-related events you may want to attend.