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Cincom is the world leader in Smalltalk application development software, Smalltalk web application development tools and deployment environments. If you are looking for Windows-centric application development, try Cincom® ObjectStudio®. If you are looking for enterprise-level cross-platform, custom application development that connects to everything, try Cincom® VisualWorks®.  Cincom Smalltalk cuts the complexity that complicates software development while accelerating your potential for profitable growth. These robust development tools help you create value at the lowest possible risk and assures you of the fastest return on investment.

Cincom Smalltalk Foundation   |  Cincom ObjectStudio   |   Cincom VisualWorks

Cincom Smalltalk Foundation

The Cincom ObjectStudio 8.7.1 and Cincom VisualWorks 8.1.1 Foundation has major improvements.


The underlying text handling of the entire foundation has been re-written from the ground up and integrated in order to handle modern and future needs.  Here are just a few areas of new capability in text handling:

  • Annotations
  • Adornments
  • Alignments
  • Actions
  • Cursors
  • Fonts
  • Unicode
  • Bidirectional content
  • Sparklines
  • Lists
  • Embedded images

These are significant upgrades. For example, Annotations allow information to be conveyed without embedding it in the text; Bidirectional content enables advanced internationalization; Sparklines allow mini graphs embedded in the text.

If you significantly improve something used everywhere in the product, like Text, you significantly improve the potential of everything you can do with the product.

  • To learn more about Text2, click here

Source Code Editor

Our new source code editor is a very significant improvement and takes full advantage of Text2 abilities. It has built in auto-completion and code highlighting with a capable theming system.  Annotations greatly improve how warning and information is conveyed to the developer.  The Code critic is now built in. The new source code editor is architected to allow enhancements and support for domain specific languages (DSL’s).

Source Code Editor Themes

The new source code editor uses popular themes to customize colors, fonts, sizes and much more. Developers can build their own themes.


SiouX is our new HTTP server for a unified, scalable and high performance HTTP server.

For this release:

  • SiouX moved from preview to production
  • SessionCookieFilter
  • Locale Filter
  • Request Filters
  • BasicAuthentication Filters
  • LoadBalancing Options
  • Session Support
  • WebSockets
  • Improved Tools
  • Examples

AppeX is our lightweight, flexible, next generation web app framework supporting Web applications using:

  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Ajax
  • JSON
  • XHR
  • WebSockets

For this release:

  • AppeX moved from preview to production
  • JavaScript editor with syntax highlighting
  • Integration with SiouX’s;
    • Session management
    • WebSockets
    • Web configuration for SiouX server
    • Amber example


New Drivers and options

  • Cincom supplied and supported drivers
  • Protocol 3 supported
    • Protocol 2 is being phased out by Postgres
    • New Libpq C driver
      • May offer greater performance
      • Will use array binding when available

Cincom ObjectStudio

› Click here to learn more about Cincom ObjectStudio

ObjectStudio’s Smalltalk environment is Logo Compatible with Windows 8.

ObjectStudioObjectStudio is a Windows-specific platform that is oriented toward building client applications that need good connectivity to databases, and we now ship a database mapping tool and a modeling tool as part of the product.

Compatible with Windows 8Being the premier pure Windows Smalltalk development environment, it is a complete, object-oriented application development suite of tools for designing and assembling customized applications. ObjectStudio promotes a highly productive and interactive development style backed with a powerful architecture and comprehensive toolsets.

Providing complete access to all standard Windows services, ObjectStudio allows developers of native Windows applications to provide a complete solution that fits cleanly into a Microsoft-centric infrastructure. ObjectStudio 8 offers significant new advantages including integration with Cincom’s powerful VisualWorks object-oriented development environment and high-speed development capabilities. ObjectStudio simplifies the development process by leveraging the power of component-based technology, enabling developers to:

  • Model business objects
  • Map business objects to data stores
  • Manage objects with a team approach
  • Access all standard Windows services
  • Incorporate web services and server connectivity via VisualWorks
  • Integrate with databases and legacy applications

“Smalltalk and ObjectStudio are ideally suited to management problems and have enabled us to build a true small-business framework which we can reutilize and tailor for each new customer context.” – Serge Lehmann, EBC Informatique Project Manager

Cincom VisualWorks

› Click here to learn more about Cincom VisualWorks


Cincom VisualWorks is an enterprise application development and delivery platform used by world-class companies for custom application development. VisualWorks is elegant, productive and powerful and unsurpassed in interactive and cross-platform development.  It is a versatile Developer’s tool that is the benchmark for object-oriented development.  VisualWorks is dubbed the “Do Anything, Faster, Better” tool and is instantly portable across a wide range of platforms.

VisualWorks includes components for any type of work your team might contemplate: Web Applications, WS (Web Services), SNMP Connectivity and superior development tools. VisualWorks now includes best-of-breed tools like the Refactoring Browser and the Professional Debugger Package, fully integrated with the product. VisualWorks is ready for integration with other leading applications and services, with support for Web Services, CORBA, COM and common internet protocols.  VisualWorks has support for all major internet protocols including SOAP, WSDL and UDDI. Additionally, VisualWorks supports inter-operability standards such as SNMP and MQS, allowing Smalltalk applications to seamlessly plug into an enterprise infrastructure—an important feature for IS shops that need to integrate multiple applications from multiple sources.

Cross Platform

This generation of Smalltalk also stands as the best way to interoperate with the existing and competing standards of .NET and J2EE. With CORBA support for J2EE, Web Services support for .NET and COM support for legacy applications, VisualWorks is uniquely suited as an integration platform.

“VisualWorks is a natural for both Rudolph and our customers, because it lets us quickly try out new ideas, debug quickly and effectively in both development and run-time environments, and manage our code artifacts in a meaningful way. We’ve been very successful at teaching these concepts to our customers so they can manage their own development efforts.” – Becky Cooper, Deputy Director of Control Systems, Rudolph Technologies


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