Smalltalk Digest: June Edition

On June 29, 2011, in Developers, Smalltalk Digest, by Jeremy Jordan

The June edition of Smalltalk Digest is available now.

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Using the Past to Shape the Future

The new book titled, Get Better Faster—The Ultimate Guide to Practicing Retrospectives, provides expert insights on how reflecting on past experiences can shape the future and generate successful, positive outcomes. Click here for more information.

Cincom Announces Call for Papers for 19th Annual International Smalltalk Conference

The International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies, the 19th annual European Smalltalk User Group (ESUG) conference, will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 22-26, 2011, and conference organizers are seeking attendees who are willing to submit contributions on all aspects of Smalltalk-related topics. Click here.

ESUG 2011 Innovation Technology Awards

Have you written innovative Smalltalk? If so, you might consider entering the 8th Innovation Technology Awards competition. Click here for details.

Smalltalks 2011 Call for Papers

The 5th International Conference on Smalltalk Technologies will be held at the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes in Argentina on November 3-5, 2011 and submissions on Smalltalk or other original scientific contributions are being sought. To find out more about possibly contributing, click here.

ESUG 2011 Deadline Extension

The Program Chairs of ESUG, the International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies 2011, tell us that the submissions deadline has been extended. Click here for more information.

Heeg Announces the Purchase of Assets of CS Component Studio GmbH

Georg Heeg AG recently announced the purchase of assets of CS Component Studio GmbH including the software and rights of CS Component Set. Click here for more details regarding this purchase.

Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager Partakes in Two-Part Interview

Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager, Arden Thomas, recently participated in an insightful, informative interview with Cincom Smalltalk Consultant, David Buck and James Robertson. The interview makes up episode 34 of “Independent Misinterpretations”—a Smalltalk and dynamic language-oriented podcast with Buck, Robertson and Cincom Smalltalk Software Engineer, Michael Lucas-Smith. Click here for more information on the interview.

ESUG 2011: Early-Bird Registration Still Available

You can still register at the early-bird price for ESUG 2011, which will be held in the heart of historic Edinburgh, Scotland on August 22-26, 2011.  But don’t wait; this price won’t be available much longer. Click here to read more.

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.

Debugging “doesNotUnderstand:”

The error “Fatal error: No method found for doesNotUnderstand:” is a fatal error. That means when it occurs, the program will terminate. Click here for the three steps that will help you obtain more information about this fatal error.

The Project Launcher

In this article, Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager, Arden Thomas, talks about how to use the Project Launcher to benefit both new and experienced product users. Click here to read what Arden has to say.

Quantities in Cincom VisualWorks

In this article, Cincom Smalltalk Engineer, Michael Lucas-Smith, presents a detailed explanation regarding Quantities within the Cincom VisualWorks product. Click here for Michael’s explanation.

GLORP Database Converters

This article discusses the GUI that was built for handling database converters as a result of working on a new Cincom® ObjectStudio® mapping tool that generates code for the object-relational mapping framework GLORP. Click here for the article.

ESUG 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.

Smalltalks 2011 (the 5th International Conference on Smalltalk Technologies) — November 3-5, 2011

Smalltalks 2011 (the 5th International Conference on Smalltalk Technologies) will be held at the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes in Argentina on November 3-5, 2011. Click here for additional information.

Update on Smalltalk Events

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

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