The SiouX-Server is a new framework for developing Web servers. The main motivation was to build an HTTP server with Xtreams with the goal of squeezing as much scalability and performance out of it as we can.
In ObjectStudio 8.5 and VisualWorks 7.10, Cincom has added full Unicode support to their DB2 connects. This means that from those versions, users will be able to use Unicode table and column names, include Unicode strings in their SQL statements, bind Unicode strings to host variables and even input and output Unicode strings to and from stored procedures.
VisualWorks includes extensive documentation, delivered in the form of over 20 PDF guides (approximately 3600 pages) and an integrated Help system comprised of several hundred topics.
There are multiple ways of starting your Smalltalk image. Some you may not be aware of, but you would find them useful. This is primarily for developers who have more than one version of VisualWorks installed on their system. Configuration files make it easy to manage and run images from multiple versions.
David Buck of Cincom partner Simberon, Inc. has been asked to deliver an “Intro to Cincom VisualWorks” webcast course sometime in October. The course would be delivered over the Internet so students wouldn’t need to travel to take the course.
Code and application performance is always an interesting topic. For developers, finding and solving performance bottlenecks can be highly productive with the right tools and knowledge, and it can be a very rewarding part of application development.
In VisualWorks 7.9 and ObjectStudio 8.4, Cincom has added full Unicode Support to their ODBC connects. From now on, users will be able to use Unicode table and column names, include Unicode strings in their SQL statements, bind Unicode strings to host variables and even input and output Unicode strings to and from stored procedures. [...]