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Smalltalk Digest: September Edition

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Cincom ObjectStudio Glossary Available

We’re pleased to let you know that there is now a Cincom ObjectStudio Glossary available that includes an alphabetical listing of pertinent Cincom ObjectStudio terms and their definitions—a very handy reference tool. To access the glossary, click here.

ESUG Speaker, David Chisnall, Makes Reference to Smalltalk in “Prototypes and Object Orientation” Article

David Chisnall, one of the speakers at the recent European Smalltalk User Group (ESUG) Conference, makes reference to Smalltalk in a recent article that examines two pre-eminent examples of object-oriented languages: classes and prototypes. Click here to read David’s article.

SageTea Group Announces UML Plus

IT products and services company, SageTea Group, is happy to announce a new release: UML Plus. UML Plus is a software tool designed to reverse and forward engineer databases, legacy software and websites. Users can build a UML data model and then upload it automatically to a BizPro Application Server. To find out more about UML Plus, click here. For SageTea’s company bio, click here.

Smalltalks 2011 Best Papers to Be Submitted to International Journal SCP

Organizers of Smalltalks 2011, which will be held at the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes in Argentina on November 3-5, 2011, are enticing those who are willing to submit papers by offering the possibility of having extended versions of their work submitted to the International Journal SCP (Science of Computer Programming). Click here for more details.

Demos for seaBreeze 5.0 Soon to Be Available

seaBreeze 5.0, the award-winning graphical editor suite for Web 2.0 applications, is now available. Coinciding with the product’s recent availability, we’re happy to report that a new version of the demos will soon be available as well. Click here for additional information.

First Batch of 2011 IWST Workshop Videos Available

The first batch of videos from the 2011 IWST workshops is now available. Click here to access them.

ESUG Now Has a YouTube Account

The European Smalltalk User Group (ESUG) can now be found on YouTube. The site will also provide access to the IWST 2011 talks. Click here to obtain additional information.

Pharo Glorp Port Released

We are happy to announce the very stable release of the new Glorp Port. Click here to see the results and remedies that product developers have come up with.

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.

Array Binding and Array Fetching in ODBC Connects

Starting with Cincom ObjectStudio 8.4 and Cincom® VisualWorks® 7.9, Cincom starts to support array binding and array fetching in ODBC connects. Using array binding and array fetching can greatly improve the performance of many applications by trading buffer space for time (network traffic). To learn more about it, click here.

Reawakening the Smalltalk Standards Process

The Smalltalk standards process is currently being examined and “reawakened” via STEPs (Smalltalk Enhancement Proposals). STEPs are meant to drive discussion of features in the Smalltalk community, and are intended to be the primary mechanisms for proposing new features to the community as well as to a standards body. To learn more, click here.

What Is Smalltalk Programming?

Alan Knight has written an article about the fundamental nature of Smalltalk programs. It’s a discussion with a rich history in the Smalltalk community. Click here to read Alan’s interesting article.

Performance Tuning — String Sorting

Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager, Arden Thomas, has written an article that talks about performance tuning and string sorting. Arden’s advice is to “know what you are sorting.” Click here for Arden’s informative article.

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.