With such a high productivity
factor that Smalltalk gives us, reaction times to market changes have enabled us to beat most of our competitors.

Dr. Colin Lewis, Vice-President, JPMorgan

Smalltalk Digest: August Edition

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Product News

Smalltalk Achievements

News and Upcoming Events

Cincom Corporate Information

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Resources

Smalltalk Job Opportunities


 

Live Code Environments: Experience the Agile Thoroughbreds at XP Days Germany

XP Days Germany is coming to Karlsruhe, Germany on November 26-28, 2015, and Cincom Smalltalk’s Helge Nowak will be there to demonstrate how extremely interactive tools impact our mindset and imagination, leading to a new way of working. He’ll also show how live code environments can be used to further integrate the software lifecycle, delivering better solutions at better quality. Click here for more information as well as an abstract of Helge’s demonstration.

OOPS Track at SAC 2016 − Call for Papers

We’re happy to announce that SAC 2016 will be held in Pisa, Italy on April 4-8, 2016, and conference organizers are issuing a call for papers for the conference’s OOPS Track. Click here for submission instructions, important dates and additional pertinent information.

Organizers of Smalltalks 2015 Seek to Be the Foundation for Community Growth

Smalltalks 2015 will be held at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 11-13, 2015. Click here for more information including its organizing foundation’s goal of developing new ways to make the community grow.

“Hunt for Treasure” at code.talks 2015

Christian Haider (Smalltalked Visuals) and Cincom’s Helge Nowak will go hunting for treasure with Cincom Smalltalk’s AppeX at code.talks 2015. Known as the biggest conference for web development in Germany, code.talks 2015 will be held in Hamburg on September 29 and 30. Click here to read about the conference and Christian and Helge’s presentation.

Software for Humanity (SPLASH 2015) Conference

Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH 2015) will take place on October 25-30, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Click here for more information about the premier conference at the intersection of programming, languages and software engineering.

Trending with ESUG

The ESUG Conference had a lot of activity that kept everyone on their toes. And, there was a multitude of ESUG-related tweets being sent for the entire duration of the conference. Click here to read some of the comments that are posted in “Trending with ESUG.”

Cincom Speakers Inform and Inspire at ESUG 2015

The Cincom speakers did a great job at making informative and interesting presentations at the recent ESUG conference. Click here for a report on our Cincom speakers’ presentations.

Videos from ESUG 2015 Now Available!

ESUG 2015, which was held in Brescia, Italy on July 13-17, 2015 has come and gone, but you can still see the insightful and informative presentations via video. Click here to see the presentations that are available.

ODBC 3.0 Support in Cincom VisualWorks

For historical reasons, most APIs that are used in VisualWorks’ ODBCEXDI belong to ODBC 1.0 and ODBC 2.0. In VisualWorks 8.1.1, we’ve included a new package called ODBC3EXDI under preview, which uses ODBCEXDI as a prerequisite and makes use of ODBC 3.0 APIs. Click here for additional information.

A New Font for Smalltalk Coding or “Will Bookerly Be Loverly?”

Amazon recently introduced a new font called “Bookerly,” which according to Amazon is optimized for readability. Click here to read more about it.

Cincom Smalltalk’s Answer to the Web App Development Demand

With web development moving so quickly, businesses are forced to deal with challenges never before seen. Cincom Smalltalk addresses these challenges by simplifying the development process for its users, maintaining the flexibility and scalability that these new technologies require and providing new tools to enhance a developer’s ability to develop rich-behavior web applications. Click here to read more about how Cincom is addressing these challenges.

A Shared Cornerstone — The Cincom Smalltalk Foundation

The Cincom Smalltalk Foundation is the shared virtual machine and object libraries shared by the Cincom Smalltalk products. For more information, please watch Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager Arden Thomas’ latest presentation from the 2014 Smalltalk Industry Conference here.

Cincom Smalltalk Foundation Series: Text 2

The underlying text handling of the entire Cincom Smalltalk Foundation has been re-written in both Cincom ObjectStudio and Cincom VisualWorks from the ground up. It has been integrated in order to handle modern and future needs. Click here for more information.

Map/Reduce, Hadoop and Cincom Smalltalk

In this technical article, Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager, Arden Thomas, tells us how Map/Reduce and Hadoop work with Smalltalk, including simple examples. Click here for Arden’s article.

A Transcript Alternative

Have you ever wished for a simple, convenient solution when it comes to finding a place where you can write and review text—other than the Transcript? A solution that’s much simpler than creating an application interface to write to? Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager, Arden Thomas, has written an article that presents a practical alternative to the Transcript. Click here for Arden’s explanation.

Concurrency and Leveraging Multi-Core PCs — The Solution? MatriX

For a while now, companies have been using concurrency in their development. But going all-out into concurrency is difficult. We have a solution to that problem: MatriX. Click here to read about some of the problems involved in concurrency, click here to read about the solution to the currency dilemma: MatriX, click here to access the video, “Getting More from Your Multi-Core with MatriX,” and click here for an answer to “How Can We Get the Most Out of Our Modern CPUs?”

Interested in learning an alternative for getting the most out of your PC? Click here to try it, and see how you can use MatriX to leverage the most from your multi-core PCs.

Are You Looking to Boost Application Performance?

The Cincom Smalltalk team strives to deliver tools to simplify daily tasks for application developers. The complexity of concurrency can sometimes cause difficulties. However, we’re happy to tell you about a powerful solution to your concurrency issues. Click here for more information.

“Common Tools” Tutorial Videos Available

The Cincom Smalltalk Team has made a series of several new tutorials available. The first set of tutorials focuses on “Common Tools” and how many of these tools, which are used for development in Cincom ObjectStudio and Cincom VisualWorks, are now shared.

  • For information on the System Browser Overview tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Core Browser Usage tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Inspector Tool tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Debugger Overview tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Debugger Usage tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Version Control tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Process Monitor tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Code Recovery tutorial, click here.

Product Information Tutorials Available

The Cincom Smalltalk Team has launched a series of several new tutorials for introducing our products.

  • For information on the Cincom ObjectStudio Product Introduction tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Cincom VisualWorks Product Launcher tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Cincom ObjectStudio GUI Designer, Part One tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Cincom VisualWorks Product Introduction tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Cincom ObjectStudio GUI Designer, Part Two tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Cincom ObjectStudio Modeling Tool Overview tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Setting Up Your Environment tutorial, click here.

Major Update of Roassal

Alexandre Bergel and the Object Profile Team are happy to announce an update of Roassal on Cincom VisualWorks. Roassal is a visualization engine that’s made to visualize pretty much anything. To learn more about the update, click here.

Smalltalk Comes Out on Top in Recent Language Productivity Paper

Recently a blog article referenced a paper that discusses the fact that although there are some very productive specialized items available, Smalltalk comes out on top for general-purpose programming languages. Click here to read more about it.

Cincom Smalltalk Enables Adventure World German Language Expansion

Recently a significant event has taken place at the iconic Köthen Castle in Köthen, Germany. Adventure World German Language, a museum-quality exhibit that showcases the extensive history of the German language, has undergone a significant expansion, and all of the programming was done using Cincom Smalltalk. Click here to find out more about the expansion.

code.talks 2015

code.talks 2015 will take place in Hamburg, Germany on September 29 and 30, 2015. Cincom’s Christian Haider and Helge Nowak will be making a presentation on the “Schatzkarte” (treasure map). For more information about the conference, please click here.

Software for Humanity (SPLASH 2015) Conference

SPLASH 2015, the ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity, will take place on October 25-30, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. For more information, click here.

Smalltalks 2015

Smalltalks 2015 will be held at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 11-13, 2015. Smalltalkers from around the globe will be there, and there will be a wide variety of excellent guests and speakers. Click here for more information.

XP Days Germany

Karlsruhe, Germany will be the location for XP Days Germany, which will be held on November 26-28, 2015. Click here for information on the demonstration that Cincom Smalltalk’s Helge Nowak will be giving.

SAC 2016

SAC 2016 will take place in Pisa, Italy on April 4-8, 2016. Click here for more conference information including how to answer conference organizers’ call for papers.

Update on Smalltalk Events

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

Cincom Announces Two Major Changes in Management Personnel

Cincom recently announced two major management personnel changes; one in the area of international markets and one in the areas of multi-channel configure-price-quoting, advanced manufacturing capabilities for ERP and document communications management. Click here for more information.

News from the Cincom Smalltalk Team

Click here to get Smalltalk news from the Cincom Smalltalk team.

Introducing … the Smalltalk Reflections Podcast

In the new Smalltalk Reflections podcast, David Buck and Craig Latta will guide you through the world of Smalltalk covering topics from basic object-oriented principles to software testing, version control and deployment techniques and much more. Click here for more information.

Cincom Smalltalk Community Blogs

There are many blogs run by the Cincom Smalltalk Group now. Check them out by clicking here.

Cincom Supporting Customer and Partner Success

The Cincom Smalltalk Team is extending an offer to its current users to let us assist in helping to promote their applications or services. For more information, or if you are interested in participating in this offer, click here.

Do You Have an Event That You Would Like to Have Promoted?

Do you have a Camp Smalltalk, Smalltalk conference or other event that you would like promoted? We can help. Click here to find out how.

Contributed Components

We’re happy to announce a new feature of the Cincom Smalltalk website: the Contributed Components Directory. Here you can find all of the contributed components that are available with our current product offerings. Click here for more information on other components.

Introducing a Revamped User Portal

To the Cincom Smalltalk Team, there’s nothing more important than serving the needs of its users. Complete customer satisfaction is something that we continuously strive for. As part of that effort, we’re happy to introduce a portal on the Cincom Smalltalk website that’s dedicated solely to supplying pertinent, important data and helpful links to users. Click here to check it out.

Cincom Smalltalk and Social Media Channels

We’re getting the word out … Cincom Smalltalk is an extraordinary and powerful product suite with amazing capabilities and a solid future! One of the tools that has been helpful in publicizing this fact is the use of Social Media. Click here for more information.

New Product Information Readily Available on the Cincom Smalltalk Website

The Cincom Smalltalk product suite is constantly being updated and improved upon. To help keep you up-to-date, we have several locations on the Cincom Smalltalk website where anyone can find out the latest product improvements, changes and release information. Click here to find out the locations.

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.

Visit the Smalltalk Jobs Blog

Are you interested in a Smalltalk-related job? Cincom Smalltalk Support Engineer James Savidge keeps the Smalltalk community up-to-date regarding Smalltalk opportunities throughout the community. The Smalltalk Jobs Blog posts Smalltalk-related career opportunities from around the globe. Click here to see what’s available.

Cincom Smalltalk Team Seeks Cincom VisualWorks Software Engineer

The Cincom Smalltalk team is currently looking for a well-qualified Cincom VisualWorks software engineer to enhance the VM Team in our Smalltalk Development Team. If interested, please click here for a job description or to apply.