Software internationalization has steadily grown in importance over the years from a relatively obscure specialty (only bothered with by “large multinational corporations” that knew what $NLS$ meant) to a central role in software today, with computers connecting users from all over the world. In the few years since 1990, internationalization features and functions have gone from rare (in software and software development tools) to ubiquitous and expected.
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.
We are pleased to announce that the evaluation copies of the new releases of ObjectStudio and VisualWorks are now available for personal use!
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.
The Cincom Smalltalk team recently released major releases of Cincom® ObjectStudio® 8.4 and Cincom® VisualWorks® 7.9. See a few of the new product highlights below. The releases also include many fixes and refinements. Please see product release notes in the new products for more details.