Smalltalk Digest: June Edition
Latest News and Updates
- Essential Details — ESUG17 Conference Information
- Submission Request — 2017 International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies – Call for Papers
- Students Tackle a Challenge — Student-Created Application Provides an Adaptable and Flexible Programming Environment for the Visually Impaired
- Results Are In — Smalltalk Loved by Many on the 2017 Stack Overflow Survey!
- **NEW**Exposing Unknown Abilities — Hidden Gems Screencast Series
- Prize-Winning Project — How One Cincom Engineer Got Over 450 Programmers to “Bite” on Smalltalk
- Changing Times — Welcome to the Wonderful World of Citizen Development
- June 26, 2017 — UK Smalltalk User Group (London, UK)
- July 10, 2017 — Toronto Smalltalk User Group (Toronto, Canada)
- July 31, 2017 — UK Smalltalk User Group (London, UK)
- September 4-8, 2017 — 2017 European Smalltalk User Group Conference (Maribor, Slovenia)
Smalltalk News Repositories
- News from the Cincom Smalltalk Team
- Serving the Smalltalk Community — Cincom Smalltalk Community Blogs
- Extending Knowledge — Get Social with Cincom Smalltalk
- Partnering for Success — Cincom Supporting Customer and Partner Success
- Event Promotion — Do You Have an Event That You Would Like to Have Promoted?
- Website Feature — Contributed Components
- Academia — The Cincom Smalltalk Academic Program
- Common Tools Tutorials — “Common Tools” Tutorial Videos Available
- Product Information Tutorials — Product Information Tutorials Available
Smalltalk Job Opportunities
The 25th Annual European Smalltalk User Group Conference is right around the corner. This year #ESUG17 will take place in Maribor, Slovenia on September 4-8, 2017 with Camp Smalltalk preceding it on September 3, 2017. The ESUG Board has put together some helpful information for the conference. Click here.
The 2017 International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies will be in Maribor, Slovenia on September 5, 2017, and a call for papers has been issued. For more information, click here.
At Universidad Nacional de Quilmes in Buenos Aires, Argentina, two students, along with the backing of their professors, elected to tackle a challenge that was affecting their visually impaired classmates: integrating screen readers with Smalltalk. Click here to read this interesting story.
Two years ago, Arden Thomas pointed out that Smalltalk was non-existent in the Stack Overflow survey published each year. The Cincom Smalltalk STAR Team created an initiative to make the Smalltalk community aware of the survey so that their voices could be heard. Last year the survey closed quickly, but we got a foot in the door with Smalltalk mentioned. This year, thanks to the quick reaction of the Smalltalk community, Smalltalk developers had the full opportunity to participate. As a result, Smalltalk came in at #2 in the Most Loved Software Languages category! Great job everyone! To see more survey results, click here.
— Cincom Smalltalk (@cincomsmalltalk) March 23, 2017
The purpose of the Hidden Gems Screencast is to make developers who use Cincom Smalltalk aware of the useful abilities of the products that may not be obvious. This month’s edition is on the “Rewrite Tool”.
Click here to see other Hidden Gems by Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager, Arden Thomas.
Click here to find out how Cincom Senior Software Engineer, Jerry Kott (along with some valuable assistance from his wife, Alena) got people to stand up and take notice of Smalltalk.
— Cincom Smalltalk (@cincomsmalltalk) March 8, 2017
Due to a number of reasons including decreased budgets and time constraints, citizen developers are becoming more and more prevalent at a steady pace, and the Cincom Smalltalk team is definitely on top of this trend. Click here for more information on this topic including links to a couple of very interesting articles.
Click here for an update on Smalltalk-related events you may want to attend.
Click here to get Smalltalk news from the Cincom Smalltalk team.
There are many blogs run by the Cincom Smalltalk Group now. Check them out by clicking here.
Our website is a virtual goldmine with a wealth of knowledge found throughout the many pages on our site. Did you know we also have an active social media presence? Click here for more information on getting social with Cincom Smalltalk.
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 a Camp Smalltalk, Smalltalk conference or other event that you would like promoted? We can help. Click here to find out how.
Looking for a particular contributed component? Find all that are available with our current product offerings 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.
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.
- System Browser Overview
- Core Browser Usage
- Inspector Tool
- Debugger Overview
- Debugger Usage
- Version Control
- Process Monitor
- Code Recovery
The Cincom Smalltalk Team has launched a series of several new tutorials for introducing our products.
- Cincom ObjectStudio Product Introduction
- Cincom VisualWorks Product Launcher
- Cincom ObjectStudio GUI Designer, Part One
- Cincom VisualWorks Product Introduction
- Cincom ObjectStudio GUI Designer, Part Two
- Cincom ObjectStudio Modeling Tool Overview
- Setting Up Your Environment
Are you bored with the same old daily grind? Maybe your current position doesn’t present a challenge or an opportunity to show off your wide range of skills, abilities and full potential. Maybe it’s time to think about moving on to something different—something more exciting and challenging. Cincom Smalltalk is growing and improving by leaps and bounds, and you just might be a perfect fit for this team of innovative professionals. There’s no better time than the present to check it out! For more information about the positions we are currently looking to fill, or to discuss how you might contribute to our growing team, click here.
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.