Smalltalk Digest: July Edition
- Essential Details — ESUG17 Conference Information
- Interesting Talks and Discussions — Check Out What’s Happening at ESUG17
Other News and Updates
- Providing a Stable Core — Cincom Smalltalk™ Helps Digital Design Solutions LLC Optimize Auditorium Design System
- The Tradition Continues — Make Plans Now for Smalltalks 2017
- Significant Milestone — Georg Heeg eK Celebrates 30th Anniversary!
- 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
- July 31, 2017 — UK Smalltalk User Group (London, UK)
- September 3, 2017 — Camp Smalltalk (Maribor, Slovenia)
- September 4-8, 2017 — 2017 European Smalltalk User Group Conference (Maribor, Slovenia)
- November 8-10, 2017 — Smalltalks 2017 (La Plata, Argentina)
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. For more information, click here.
Preparations are well underway for the 2017 International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies and 25th Annual European Smalltalk User Group Conference, which will be held in Maribor, Slovenia on September 4-8, 2017. You won’t want to miss these talks:
- Arden Thomas – Cincom Smalltalk Roadmap 2017
- Jerry Kott – HTTP/2 in the Cincom Smalltalk SiouX Server
- Jerry Kott – Security Enhancements in Cincom® VisualWorks® 8.3
In addition, there are some other interesting talks about Cincom Smalltalk applications.
Digital Design Solutions LLC provides digital design solutions to a wide range of design professionals. They recently used the capabilities of Cincom Smalltalk to help them achieve the challenge of developing a robust and non-contradictory optimization system that optimizes the acoustical, visual and programmatic parameters while displaying 3D components in 2D. Click here for the complete user story.
Continuing with a great tradition, FAST is organizing Smalltalks—the free conference on Smalltalk-based technologies, research and industry applications. This year Smalltalks 2017 will be held on November 8-10 at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, in La Plata, Argentina. For more information on ways that you can contribute to this event, click here.
We are especially excited to report that Georg Heeg eK, our valued and admired partner in Germany, celebrated their 30th anniversary. Click here to find out what the company did to celebrate as well as the special relationship between George Heeg eK and Cincom.
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 “HTTP2 Tools and Tweaks”.
Click here to see other Hidden Gems by Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager, Arden Thomas.
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 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 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.