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

Stéphane Ducasse, Director of Research INRIA Lille

“Hunt for Treasure” – The Quest Continues

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The well-received presentation focused on the domain and usage of the system and also described its architecture and implementation with Cincom Smalltalk AppeX with a live demo on how easy it is to add functionality on the fly.

By doing the presentation and from the feedback of the audience, Christian and Helge realized that they had uncovered yet another treasure: the process. Christian started with an idea and some material. He put the material into Smalltalk and worked on it from all sides. Drilling down, questioning, experimenting and trying to make sense of it, the application emerged and developed on its own. Yes, you have read correctly: the application itself—not just a rough prototype! This is an extremely lightweight and agile approach, which is probably best characterized with “doing by learning.”

Christian and Helge will present and demo this idea on the Agile Day of the conference Karlsruher Entwicklertag on June 15 through 17. The Entwicklertag is one of the most important German developer conferences held in the innovative area of Karlsruhe where important research institutions and companies such as DAP reside.