What: Portland Smalltalk Users' Group
When: Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 - 9:00PM
Where: GemStone Systems
Travel details: http://www.cincomsmalltalk.com/userblogs/eric/blogView?showComments=true&entry=3337289535
Topic: James Foster and Dale Henrichs of GemStone will present a beta version of the talk on running Seaside in GemStone that they'll be giving at IT360 / Smalltalk Solutions in three weeks:
GLASS: GemStone, Linux, Apache, Seaside, and Smalltalk
James Foster GemStone Systems, Inc. The Seaside framework provides a layered set of abstractions over HTTP and HTML that can be used for developing sophisticated web applications in Smalltalk. Seaside was developed in Squeak and ports are available for VisualWorks and for Dolphin. While the Seaside framework elegantly addresses HTML generation and application flow-of-control issues, it still leaves a few challenges for the developer-including persistence and multi-user coordination. In this seminar we will demonstrate a port of Seaside to a new dialect: GemStone/S. As a multi-user, persistent Smalltalk implementation that has no native user interface, GemStone/S provides an excellent environment for serving HTML and keeping domain objects persistent.
James Foster has been working with computers since Fortran programs were submitted on punch cards and "core" was a fine mesh of wires with tiny magnetic rings (1971). He has been programming in Smalltalk since 1993 and has developed applications with VisualSmalltalk, VisualAge, VisualWorks, Dolphin, and GemStone/S. James is currently QA Lead on the GemStone/S development team.