The May edition of Smalltalk Digest is available now.
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- Join the Team? — … Looking for a Few Good Smalltalkers!
- New Smalltalk Group — Vancouver Smalltalk Developer Group Conducts Its First Meeting
- Documenting Business Processes — Business Process Analysis (BPA)
- The Business User’s Perspective — Building a Business with Cincom Smalltalk
- Agile Visualization Engine — Object Profile Releases Roassal
- Cincom® ObjectStudio® Tool — ObjectStudio Glossary Available
- Academia — The Cincom Smalltalk Academic Program
- New Website Sections — New Presentations and Videos Sections Now Available
- Serving the Smalltalk Community — Cincom Smalltalk Community Blogs
Smalltalk News Repositories
- Smalltalk News from the Smalltalk Industry Council
- Smalltalk News from the Cincom Smalltalk Team
- News Regarding STIC
Helpful Technical Information
- Using Glorp with New Projects that Need to Access Legacy Data
- The Mapping Tool’s Database Toolset
- Smalltalk Performance!
- Smalltalk Meets Cubism
- May 21-25, 2012 – XP2012 (Malmö, Sweden)
- June 4-6 – SEACOM (Hamburg, Germany)
- July 1-4 – Software Practice Advancement (SPA) Conference (London, UK)
- August 27-31, 2012 – ESUG 2012 Conference
- Update on Smalltalk Events
Cincom is looking for a few good Smalltalkers to join its Cincom Smalltalk Engineering Team. Interested? Click here for more information.
The Vancouver Smalltalk Developer Group, which was founded on March 31, 2012, conducted its very first meeting on May 16. Although the first meeting has passed, future meetings will soon be scheduled. Click here for the announcement regarding the first meeting.
Business Process Analysis (BPA) used to be considered as simply analyzing an organization’s current processes and designing a concept of it through a modeling tool. However, a new demand for BPA capabilities with a somewhat different orientation is also emerging. Click here to see how Cincom Smalltalk is meeting the needs of business users by using this “BPA for the masses” concept.
During a recent presentation, Arden Thomas, Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager, and Dirk Verleysen, the Lead Engineer for the Modeling and Mapping Tool of Cincom ObjectStudio, discussed the processes involved in building a business using Cincom Smalltalk. Click here to learn more.
Object Profile recently announced the release of Roassal―an agile visualization engine that graphically renders objects using short and expressive Smalltalk expressions. Click here to read more about it.
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.
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.
There are many blogs run by the Cincom Smalltalk Group now. Check them out by clicking here.
There’s a lot going on in the world of Smalltalk these days, and we’re happy to present it to you. Click here to view the latest Smalltalk news courtesy of the Smalltalk Industry Council.
Click here to get Smalltalk news from the Cincom Smalltalk team.
Click here to view the latest news regarding STIC.
In a presentation by Mark Grinnell, manager of the Cincom ObjectStudio engineering team, and Andreas Hiltner, the lead VM engineer for ObjectStudio, we learn about a medical domain that needs a new web application that must connect to multiple legacy databases. Click here for more information.
In this article, Smalltalk Engineer, Dirk Verleysen, takes a look at the database toolset from the Mapping Tool, complete with examples and screen shots. Click here to check out the article.
Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager, Arden Thomas, is happy to report that when compared to other dynamic languages, most developers find the performance of Cincom Smalltalk to be more than adequate. In this article, he gives us some notes on approaches for finding performance in Cincom Smalltalk. Click here.
Taken from Travis Grigg’s blog, this article discusses Mondrian and an interesting experiment that he’s come up with. Click here to check it out.
May 21-25 – XP2012 (Malmö, Sweden)
XP2012, with a theme of “Agile by Design,” will be held at Molmö Sweden on May 21-25. Click here to find out more about the conference.
June 4-6 – SEACON (Hamburg, Germany)
SEACON 2012 will take place in Hamburg, Germany on June 4-6, 2012. For more information, visit the SEACON 2012 website by clicking here (website is in German).
July 1-4 – Software Practice Advancement (SPA) Conference (London, UK)
Now in its 16th year, the annual BCS Software Practice Advancement (SPA) conference brings together experts and practitioners to share the latest thinking in software development. This year the conference will take place in the BCS London Offices. Click here for the conference website.
ESUG 2012 will be held at Gent, Belgium on August 27-31 with Camp Smalltalk preceding it on August 25-26. Click here for additional information.
Click here for an update on Smalltalk-related events you may want to attend.