30% of the worldwide market
of shipping containers is controlled by Smalltalk systems.

Stéphane Ducasse, Director of Research INRIA Lille

Smalltalk Digest: August Edition

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Cincom General Announcements

Helpful Technical Information

Upcoming Events


Cincom Smalltalk Summer 2010 Release

The latest releases of the Cincom Smalltalk suite are out: Cincom ObjectStudio® 8.2.1, Cincom VisualWorks® 7.7.1, and Cincom WebVelocity™ 1.1. There’s a fair amount of new stuff, even though this is a point release. Click here for more information.

Cincom Smalltalk Website Has Brand New Look and Feel!

Cincom Smalltalk keeps getting better and better and so does it’s recently revamped website. In addition to having a brand-new look, valuable informational hubs such as “Smalltalk Daily,” the Cincom Smalltalk Podcast Page, and walkthrough/tutorial posts are right at your fingertips.  Check out the links on the right sidebar for more information.  To get a better look at the website for yourself, click here.

Software 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.

WebVelocity 1.1 Is Here!

In an article from Michael Lucas-Smith, we take a look at the progression of WebVelocity—how it started and what it has become. Click here for Michael’s interesting article.

An Invitation to Share Your Software

You are invited to submit your nice 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 2010 in Barcelona, Spain (September 13-17). 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.

Smalltalks 2010 Call for Submissions

The 4th annual Smalltalks conference, which will be held on November 11-13, 2010 in Argentina, has issued a call for submissions. Click here to find out submission details.

Remembering Camp Smalltalk London

Camp Smalltalk London 2010 may be just a memory, but we now have a video that commemorates highlights of the event. Click here.

Fourth Smalltalk User Meet-up Scheduled in Cologne, Germany

The fourth Smalltalk User Meet-up is scheduled for September 30 in Cologne, Germany. Anyone interested in Smalltalk is invited including those who have recently discovered the magic of doing things the Smalltalk way, are a diehard VM Hacker, want to share your experience on web development in Seaside or like to chitchat while enjoying a Kölsch. The meet-up will start at 7:00 p.m. at Vision Factory GmbH, Sömmeringstr. 75, 50823 Köln (across the yard at the rear house). If you plan to attend, please send a short notice to laza@blobworks.com.

Smalltalk User Group to Meet in Frankfurt, Germany

The next Smalltalk User Group in Frankfurt, Germany takes place on September 21, 2010 in the offices of ITS-People GmbH, Frankfurt/Main, Lyoner Str. 44-48. The meeting will feature Alan Knight, Engineering Manager Cincom Smalltalk and lead developer of GLORP, who will talk about the internals and optimization of GLORP. Also, Arden Thomas, Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager, will be there to answer your questions and listen to your suggestions about the further development of Cincom Smalltalk.

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.

Cincom Announces 2010 College Football Experts Club

Are you a College Football Expert—glued to the TV every Saturday in the fall, yelling yourself hoarse in the stands at your favorite university? Do your friends get tired of you arguing with sports analysts’ predictions each week? If you answered yes to the above questions, Cincom invites you to join its 2010 College Football Experts Club. Click here for more details.

Development Utilities 6

Six years ago Michael Lucas-Smith wrote a blog post about development utilities that he used on a day-to-day basis in VisualWorks. He stumbled across it in a recent Google search and thought it’d be interesting to contrast what he was using back then with their status today. Click here for Michael’s comparison.

iPhone-Style Apps in WebVelocity

Recently Michael Lucas-Smith was asked to make a demo application that makes a standard WebVelocity application using scaffolding with active record look and work on the iPhone. In this article, Michael tells us about the three tricks to making a web page look like a native iPhone app.

2009 Smalltalk Technology Tech Papers Now Online

If you’re a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), then you now have access to the 2009 Proceedings of the International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies. Click here.

Fourth Smalltalk User Meet-up — September 10, 2010

The fourth Smalltalk User Meet-up is scheduled for September 30 in Cologne, Germany. To learn more about this event, please see the entry under “Cincom Smalltalk Announcements” above.

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.

Smalltalk User Group Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany — September 21, 2010

The next Smalltalk User Group in Frankfurt, Germany takes place on September 21, 2010. Click here for more information.

Smalltalks 2010 — 4th Argentinian Smalltalk Conference — November 11-13, 2010

Smalltalks 2010, the 4th Argentinian Smalltalk Conference, will be held at the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN), Concepción del Uruguay (Entre Rios, Argentina) on November 11-13, 2010. Click here for more details.

Update on Smalltalk Events

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