30% of the worldwide market
of shipping containers is controlled by Smalltalk systems.

Stéphane Ducasse, Director of Research INRIA Lille

Cincom® VisualWorks®

VisualWorks is an enterprise-class, cross-platform, application development and delivery platform that’s used by world-class companies in areas such as semiconductor manufacturing, shipping, financial risk management, insurance, banking, government, education and healthcare.
VisualWorks includes components for any type of work that your team might contemplate—Client, Server, Client-Server, Distributed, Grid or Web—and allows you to build them with superior development tools.
VisualWorks can work or integrate with most standard technologies such as internet protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, POP3, etc.), secure protocols (TLS, SSL, HTTPS), most relational databases (RDBs), sockets, COM, Web services (WS*), Web standards (HTML5, JavaScript, Ajax, JSON, WebSockets), MQSeries and more. This allows VisualWorks to seamlessly plug into an enterprise infrastructure—an important feature for IS shops that need to integrate multiple applications from multiple sources.
Both Cincom® ObjectStudio® and Cincom VisualWorks share the same core libraries and foundation.  This means foundation improvements improve both products.  This release has very significant and meaningful upgrades for the foundation and for each product.
Learn more on the Cincom Smalltalk Foundation.

What’s New in VisualWorks:

It is our pleasure to bring you the current release of Cincom VisualWorks 8.2  VisualWorks 8.2 is the latest release of VisualWorks. Text2 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. A few areas of new capability in text handling include:
  • Annotations
  • Cursors
  • Unicode
  • Adornments
  • Fonts
  • Sparklines
  • Alignments
  • Bidirectional content
  • Lists
  • Actions
  • Embedded images
Advanced Source Code Editor Including:
  • Full theming system (code highlighting and much more)
    • 27 themes provided
    • User customizable
  • Code critic feedback
  • DSL support
  • Annotated feedback
  • Fully leverages Text2
Advanced Auto-Complete Including: Auto-complete API for customization Platform High Fidelity Look and Feel (UI Skinning)
  • Native rendering combined with customizable widgets
  • Native rendering on Windows® and OSX
  • Allows custom looks to be created by developer