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Smalltalk Digest: November Edition

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New Cincom Smalltalk™ Product Release Information

Latest News and Updates

Upcoming Events

Benefit Highlights and Resources

Smalltalk Job Opportunities and Career Resources


Personal Use License Versions of Cincom ObjectStudio 8.9 and Cincom VisualWorks 8.3 Now Available to the Public

The wait is over! The Personal Use License versions are now available. It is our pleasure to bring you the current version of Cincom Smalltalk. This release includes the releases of Cincom ObjectStudio 8.9 and Cincom VisualWorks 8.3. Click here to read more about what the Personal User License versions have to offer. 


**NEW** Exposing Unknown Abilities — Hidden Gems Screencast Series

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 a continuation of the ValueModels mini series.  This episode is on BufferedValueHolder:

The powerful concept of ValueModels can make your applications simpler, more modular and more reusable―if you know how. Here’s another example walkthrough about BufferedValueHolder, for those who are new to the product:

Productive Ways to Manage 2017 “Use It or Lose It” Spending

In “Five Tips for ‘Use It or Lose It’ Budgets,” Eric Thomas of CIO Insight discusses some ways that IT managers can improve the management of their budget processes. Eric talks about “use it or lose it” from his perspective. Click here to read more about how to use what you have before it’s too late!

Cincom Professional Services Praised for Customer Training and Upgrading

Cincom Professional Services recently played a very important role during Desjardins General Insurance Group’s Claims Application upgrade. In the end, not only was the insurance giant very happy with the Cincom Professional Services team’s knowledge of the system, training capabilities, ability to answer all of their questions and second-to-none expertise, the team also enabled Desjardins to save millions of dollars! Click here to read how Cincom Professional Services came to the rescue in a major way.

Cincom Smalltalk Director Speaks at Smalltalks 2017

FAST (Fundación Argentina de Smalltalk) hosted its Smalltalks 2017 Conference on November 8-10 at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. We’re happy to report that our very own Director of Smalltalk Global Operations, Suzanne Fortman, gave a very successful talk on the business side of Smalltalk titled, “The Value of Commercial Smalltalk.” Click here to read more.


Watch #ESUG17 Sessions on Video

Recently, several members of the Cincom Smalltalk product team were at the 2017 European Smalltalk User Group Conference in Maribor, Slovenia. Part of the team was there as speakers while other team members had the opportunity to meet with current customers and partners, picking up requests for the new product release.  Videos of these speakers and their sessions are now available:

#ESUG17 Presentations Now Available

In addition to the above videos, the presentations by the Cincom Smalltalk speakers for their sessions at #ESUG17 are now available, as well:

Update on Smalltalk Events

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

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 another event that you would like promoted? We can help. Click here to find out how.

Contributed Components

Looking for a particular contributed component? Find all that is available with our current product offerings here.

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.

Get Social with Cincom Smalltalk

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.

“Common Tools” Tutorial Videos Available

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.

Product Information Tutorials Available

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

Cincom ObjectStudio

Cincom VisualWorks

Looking to Start a New Career?

According to the results of the 2017 Stack Overflow Survey, only 13% of developers are actively looking for a job. However, over 75% of developers are interested in hearing and learning about new job opportunities.

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.

Visit the Smalltalk Job 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.

Network with Cincom Smalltalk

The results of the 2017 Stack Overflow Survey gave us a lot of insight into career opportunities. According to the survey, when the question was asked as to how developers found their current jobs, those who responded said that networking indeed does matter. The most common way developers found their most recent jobs was through a friend, family member or former colleague who told them about it. The second most common, however, was by being contacted by someone at the company, such as a company recruiter.

If you are interested in networking and leveraging the name of the largest global commercial Smalltalk provider to help benefit your career, reach out to Jeremy Jordan, the Sr. Creator of Opportunities for Cincom Smalltalk.

Career-Related Articles

Establishing a fulfilling career in today’s competitive world isn’t easy!  Click here to view interesting career-related articles and resources that you may find informative and helpful.