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

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Smalltalk Digest: May Edition

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Helpful Technical Information

Upcoming Events


International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies Call for Papers

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 Seeks Contributions

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.

ESUG 2011 Registration Is Now Live!

ESUG 2011, which will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 20-26, 2011, is just around the corner, and in an effort to make things even more convenient for attendees, registration may now be done with an easy click of the mouse! Click here for more information.

Introducing the PetroVR Blog: Shared Learning for Your Success

Caesar Systems is cordially inviting you to check out their new blog, where they’ll be discussing how PetroVR can help you “accelerate to production.” Your comments and ideas are what they seek. Click here to check it out.

Belgian Smalltalk User Group to Meet

The Belgian Smalltalk User Group (BSUG) is organizing its next meeting on Tuesday, May 31 at the VUB Software Languages Lab, 10th floor of building F, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Elsene. The meeting will start at 18:00 and will include four half-hour sessions, including sessions on Pharo Smalltalk, DALi, Zinc HTTP Components and BSUG. For more information, click here, or to confirm your reservation, click here.

New Varvello Blog Offers Interesting Reading

Davide Varvello’s new blog, “Varvello – On XP, Simplicity, Smalltalk, Agile, Programming,” is a colorful compilation of interesting articles, insights and opinions, and is definitely worth checking out. Click here.

Innovative Company Hits Stride with Visualization Technology

Cincom’s partner in Canada, SageTea Group, is hitting stride with deliveries of innovative visualization technology to the Government of Canada. Click here to read about their new system, commercially known as “SageTeam Visualization.”

Heeg Announces New Product Made Possible by Cincom Smalltalk

Georg Heeg (our Cincom Smalltalk partner in Germany) is proud to announce that they recently made their first commercial software product written in Cincom Smalltalk available.  The product is called GHPrint2Web, and it’s a product that’s designed to help bring your print media to the web.  Click here to read about their new product.

Cincom Smalltalk to Be Featured at the Apple Store Ginza

Masashi Umezawa-san will be the featured speaker on May 27 at the Apple Store Ginza. The event will feature Smalltalk discussions as well as demonstrations. Click here for more information.

Success Story Section of Cincom Smalltalk Website Revamped

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).

Cincom Smalltalk Academic Listings

Cincom Smalltalk is frequently used in academia and is taught in a number of colleges and universities. To view the “Academic List,” click here, and to view the “Teaching Smalltalk Globally” list, click here.

The Cincom Smalltalk Academic Program

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.

New Presentations and Videos Sections Now Available

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.

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.

The “Smalltalk” of Super Cars

In this article, Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager, Arden Thomas, compares the race between computer languages to a race between two “super cars.” Click here for Arden’s interesting article.

Memory Debugging Technique

In this article, we learn about a memory debugging technique that can help in several areas including the tracking down of unnecessary garbage collection. Click here for the article.

A Smalltalk Ambassador — Moose

Moose is a Smalltalk ambassador. Actually, it could possibly be the best ambassador to persuade professional developers to look into Smalltalk. To learn more about “Moose,” click here.

Cincom VisualWorks Web Services Demo

Click here to view an informative demo on Cincom VisualWorks Web Services.

Cincom WebVelocity Introduction and Demonstration

Click here to view an introduction and demonstration of Cincom Smalltalk’s WebVelocity.

Regex Not So Regular?

In this article from Travis Griggs, Travis tells us about some observations he’s found with Regex11. Click here for Travis’ article.

Setting a Startup Controller with the Runtime Packager in Cincom® ObjectStudio® 8.3

In addition to describing how to set a new feature that’s being introduced in the ObjectStudio 8.3 Runtime Packager, this article also compares the feature to ObjectStudio 8.2.1 and earlier versions, making things simpler for customers who are migrating applications that have been developed in older ObjectStudio versions. Click here for the article.

Belgian Smalltalk User Group Meeting — May 31, 2011

The Belgian Smalltalk User Group (BSUG) will meet on Tuesday, May 31 at the VUB Software Languages Lab, 10th floor of building F, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Elsene. For more information, click here, or to confirm your reservation, click here.

International Smalltalk Conference — August 22-26, 2011

The ESUG International Smalltalk Conference will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 22-26, 2011. Click here for the ESUG conference website.

Camp Smalltalk (precursor to ESUG International Conference) — August 20-21, 2011

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.

Update on Smalltalk Events

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