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

Stéphane Ducasse, Director of Research INRIA Lille

Cognitone

Cincom VisualWorks Application

Cincom VisualWorks is well known for its ability to create seamlessly portable applications. What it’s less well known for is its ability to integrate with a host platform. On Windows, developers can embed arbitrary ActiveX components into their applications – but what about the Mac? Can a Smalltalk application look and feel like a native OS X app?

Andre Schnoor, the man behind Cognitone’s Harmony Navigator has shown that you can. To see what navigator looks like, just browse his site for a few minutes and take a look at his screencaptures – they show a beautiful application that integrates right into the OS X desktop. Navigator shows just how broad the reach of VisualWorks can be. Here’s a brief description of (some) of what it does:

Leverage the comprehensive knowledge base of Harmony Navigator to find a sound harmonic foundation for your song. Palette “surfing” is fun and always gives rise to fresh ideas and new insights. This way you easily and intuitively find new approaches to your song. Even experienced professionals do benefit from this.

Whether you want to build a completely portable application, or one that ties into the host platform, Smalltalk is the solution you need. Take the legendary productivity benefits of Smalltalk, and apply them to any problem you have – whether it’s a standard business issue, or something more exotic, like finding the right harmonics.