Smalltalk and ObjectStudio
have enabled us to build a true small-business framework which we can reutilize and tailor for each new customer context.

Serge Lehmann, EBC Informatique Project Manager

Smalltalk Digest: October Edition

Smalltalk DigestCincom Smalltalk Announcements

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.

Smalltalk Solutions 2011 Call for Prosposals and Venue Information

Smalltalk Solutions is back! The conference will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 13–16, 2011, and conference organizers are looking for proposals from those who are interested in making presentations at the conference. Click here for more information on submitting a proposal, and click here for venue information.

Code for “Object-Oriented Implementation of Numerical Methods” Released under the MIT License

The code for a new addition to the Morgan Kaufmann Series in Software Engineering and Programming has been released under the MIT License. Object-Oriented Implementation of Numerical Methods: An Introduction with Java and Smalltalk is available via Amazon.com.

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.

Don’t Miss Our New “Solutions” Section!

The Cincom Smalltalk website now has a new “Solutions” section that features information on Windows-Centric Solutions, Cross-Platform Solutions and Web Application Solutions. Click here to check it out.

Ninety-Eight Percent of Cincom Customers Report Good, Very Good or Excellent Service

Cincom recently announced the quarterly results of its customer-service survey conducted from May 2010 through August 2010. Over 350 surveys were sent only to customers who had actually used Cincom support services. Click here to find out the results.

MDA Recognizes Cincom Treasurer as National MDA Lock-Up All-Star

Cincom Treasurer Jerry Shawhan was recently named a National MDA Lock-Up All-Star by Muscular Dystrophy Association president and CEO Gerald C. Weinberg. Click here for more information.

X’s and O’s with Smalltalk Support

In this article, you’ll learn a little bit about how Cincom Smalltalk Technical Support is a key place to start receiving coaching on how to move forward from an old release to the latest Cincom Smalltalk release. Click here for this interesting article.

Arden Thomas’ ESUG Presentation on Cincom Smalltalk Roadmap

Here’s a video from ESUG 2010, which was held in Barcelona, Spain, the week of September 13, 2010. In this presentation, Cincom’s Arden Thomas talks about the product roadmap going forward. Click here for the video.

Bach in Time (How Cincom VisualWorks Was Used to Find Bach’s House)

Who ever thought that Cincom VisualWorks could help locate the house in which famed composer Johann Sebastian Bach once lived? Click here to find out how VisualWorks made it possible.

Wolf Pack Programming?

What if a team of developers, working singly and in pairs, could work against the same continuously updated, live codebase at the same time? Now they can, using Cincom WebVelocity and what we call “Wolf Pack Programming™.” Click here.

The Heart of the (e)Lion

Imagine the logistics of organizing the large and diverse group of students, faculty and staff that you’ll find at Penn State University. Well, that’s where Cincom Smalltalk comes in. Click here for the story.

Cloud Computing

Browse through any IT website and you’ll see that cloud computing is a hot topic these days. This article explains what Cloud Computing is, why you should care about it, its benefits and additional Cloud Computing resources. Click here.

Cincom ObjectStudio — Hydra Plus More Articles on Polycephaly

Here we feature three separate articles. In the first article, we learn about Cincom ObjectStudio (Hydra). The second article talks about Objectstudio Polycephaly and the third article talks about VisualWorks Polycephaly.

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.

Smalltalk Solutions 2011 — March 13-26, 2011

Smalltalk Solutions 2011 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 13–16, 2011. Click here for conference details.

Update on Smalltalk Events

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