Smalltalk Digest: April Edition
Cincom Smalltalk Announcements
- International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies Call for Papers
- A Report on Camp Smalltalk and ESUG 2010
- ESUG 2011 Seeks Contributions
- Smalltalk Solutions 2011 Update
- Success Story Section of Cincom Smalltalk Website Revamped
- The Cincom Smalltalk Academic Program
- New Presentations and Videos Sections Now Available
- Georg Heeg Continues as STIC Executive Director
- Cincom Smalltalk Community Blogs
- Smalltalk News Roundup
Helpful Technical Information
- Why Smalltalk?
- Controlling Load Order in Cincom® ObjectStudio® 8.3
- Polycephaly: Finding the Sweet Spot
- ESUG International Smalltalk Conference — August 22-26, 2011
- Camp Smalltalk (precursor to ESUG International Smalltalk Conference) — August 20-21, 2011
- Update on Smalltalk Events
Organizers of the International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies, which will be held as part of the ESUG 2011 joint event at Edinburgh, Scotland on August 22-26, 2011, is happy to invite submissions for papers that express your ideas as well as research and experiments. Click here for more information.
ESUG 2011 will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 20-26, 2011, and conference organizers are seeking contributions from attendees. Click here for more detailed information on what they’re looking for.
Smalltalk Solutions 2011 has come and gone, but the effects of the conference will linger through this next year. Until videos of the sessions are available, you can view each speaker’s presentation as well as pictures and a brief overview video by clicking here.
Cincom’s Smalltalk clients have many great things to say, and the revamped Success Story section of the product’s website showcases that. With an emphasis on how Cincom Smalltalk can provide outstanding value to clients, this section features several case studies of clients representing the following business sectors: Communications, document management (new), education (new), financial services, government, insurance (new), manufacturing, music, research, shipping, software development, web development (new) and workforce management (new).
With a goal of increasing the quality of the available system design and engineering training, providing higher-quality engineers and developers to the industry and users, and Expanding the Smalltalk community, we suggest that you look into the Cincom Smalltalk Academic Program. Click here to read all about it.
Are you interested in viewing a presentation or video on a particular subject? We’re happy to report that thanks to the new Presentations section and Video section of the Cincom Smalltalk product website, it’s just gotten a whole lot easier to find what you’re looking for.
After a unanimous vote by the Smalltalk Industry Council board members, Georg Heeg will continue on as the Executive Director of STIC. Click here.
There are many blogs run by the Cincom Smalltalk Group now. Check them out by clicking here.
There’s been quite a bit of Smalltalk news lately. Click here to read all about it.
In this article, software developer, Andy Berry, gives us an account of why he chooses Smalltalk. Click here for the article.
For ObjectStudio 8.3 we moved all Smalltalk source code that was still file based into Store, which gives us a much nicer source code control mechanism. For release versions we save the proper version of the code into a parcel file for distribution, and parcels load very quickly at runtime. We encountered one problem with this though – it was tough getting the load order right for OLE. Find out more about our investigation into this issue here.
In this post from Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager, Arden Thomas, Arden poses the question: “How many virtual machines (VM) should I run (using Polycephaly) to maximize my throughput?” If you want to know how to find the Polycephaly sweet spot, click here for Arden’s explanation.
The ESUG International Smalltalk Conference will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 22-26, 2011. Click here for the ESUG conference website.
The pre-cursor to the ESUG International Smalltalk Conference, Camp Smalltalk will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 20-21, 2011. Click here for the ESUG conference website.
Click here for an update on Smalltalk-related events you may want to attend.