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Smalltalk Digest: May Edition

Smalltalk DigestThe latest Smalltalk Digest has been released for the month of May.

Software Development: a Cost-Conscious Way to Outsmart the Competition
Smalltalk is a robust application development environment and a powerful solution that can offer a unique competitive advantage to your organization. Want to learn how your organization can benefit from Smalltalk?

  • Click here to watch this program now.

Share Your Smalltalk Story with Cincom
We want to show the world just how efficient Smalltalk has always been. Why not share your story?

Deadline for IWST Papers Extended
The submission deadline for the International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies (IWST) 2010, which is co-located with the European Smalltalk User Group Conference (ESUG), has been extended to June 18. The workshop will be held in Barcelona, Spain on September 11-17, 2010.

  • Click here for more information regarding article submission.

Announcing “The World of Smalltalk” Informational Website
Following the extremely positive feedback that was received after grouping all Smalltalk-related mailing lists, Geert Claes has extended the initiative with a free informational website for anything Smalltalk under the name “The World of Smalltalk.”

  • Click here for “The World of Smalltalk” website.
  • Click here for the Nabble forums.

UK Smalltalk User Group to Host Camp Smalltalk London
The UK Smalltalk User Group invites everyone to attend Camp Smalltalk London on July 16-18. The event is free, and activities include coding sprints, an introductory tutorial and possibly a Seaside tutorial. Cincom is sponsoring dinner on Saturday, and Pinesoft will be opening up their London offices for the daytime activities. This is a great opportunity to meet other developers, network, discuss ideas, write code, and have some fun.  The current schedule and other logistical details are available on that site, and updates will be distributed as they are finalized.

Cincom Smalltalk Conference Series
We held two Smalltalk one-day conferences last year (April 29, 2009 in Minneapolis, and June 2, 2010 in Cologne) and five half-day conferences this year.

  • Click here to see all of the talks from Minneapolis.
  • Click here to watch the talks from the Cologne event.

If you would like one of these events to be held in your area, contact the Smalltalk STAR team.

Cincom Smalltalk Community Blogs
There are many blogs run by the Cincom Smalltalk Group now.

Smalltalk News Roundup
There’s been quite a bit of Smalltalk news lately.

  • Click here to read all about it.

Take the Latest Cincom Smalltalk Survey!
A regular feature of the Cincom Smalltalk Digest, the Cincom Smalltalk Surveys are an excellent opportunity for you, the Cincom Smalltalk users, to let us know what you think. We really do want to know your opinions, comments, and suggestions. Your valuable input could result in future product improvements and enhancements.

  • To participate in the current survey, click here.

Cincom Wins American Inhouse Design Award
Cincom recently announced that its Marketing Communications and Professional Services Smalltalk groups have won an American Inhouse Design Award, sponsored by Graphic Design USA.

  • Click here for the official press release.

Cincom Launches Facebook Fan Page
Are you looking for a place that publishes Cincom blog posts, let’s you know what trade shows or conferences Cincomers will be attending, and posts photos and information from Cincom’s 41-year history? We’re talking about Cincom’s new Facebook Fan Page.

  • Click here for more information.

Cincom Newsroom Wins 2010 “Excellence in Media and Public Relations” Award
The Cincom Social Media Newsroom, which debuted in 2009, has been chosen as one of the Bulldog Reporter’s Best Online Newsrooms in the Business/Consumer category for the “2010 Excellence in Media Relations and Public Relations Awards.”

  • Click here to read more.

Have You Visited “Smalltalk Daily?”
If you haven’t visited the “Smalltalk Daily” page of the Cincom Smalltalk website, perhaps you should. Smalltalk Daily is a regular screencast done by Cincom Smalltalk Product Evangelist, James Robertson. The screencasts that are listed according to topic, are sure to be informative and helpful to all Smalltalkers.

  • Click here to view the page.

Cincom Smalltalk Podcasts
A regular feature on the Cincom Smalltalk website, Our Cincom Smalltalk Product Evangelist, James Robertson, has provided us with several podcasts on a variety of topics.

  • Click here to view the Podcast page.
  • Click here to subscribe to the Podcast feed.
  • Click here for streaming podcasts.
  • Click here to vote for your favorite podcast.

VisualWorks 7.7.1 Podcast Set for May 28
A podcast on VisualWorks 7.7.1 will be held on May 28 at 11 AM and 2 PM via

  • Click here for the link to access it.

WebVelocity 1.1 Podcast
This podcast discusses WebVelocity 1.1, which is currently in an internal alpha state, soon to be beta.

  • Click here for the podcast.

Updating the Seaside Tutorial
We have an updated tutorial for ObjectStudio 8.2, VisualWorks 7.7 and Seaside 3.0, which features links to the tutorial home page and a download to the domain model being used.

  • Click here for Part One

Setting Up Store for SQLite
One of the hurdles to using version control with Cincom Smalltalk has been the requirement that you set up a relational database. This is often a complicated process. However, recently it became possible to use SQLite as the back end for Store.

  • Click here for more information.
  • Click here for more on Store.

Seaside or Rails?
In two separate postings from Cincom Smalltalk Evangelist, James Robertson, we get some information that may answer the question: Which solution is better for you – Seaside or Rails?

  • Click here for “Powering Forward with Smalltalk”.
  • Click here for “Rails to Seaside”.

Xtream Sharing
In this article, Willow Lucas-Smith discusses his desire to devise a way of sending object messages between images while also allowing file transfers and other large data transfers to happen without interruption.

  • Click here to read Willow’s article on Xtream Sharing.

New BottomFeeder Development Build
James Robertson has posted a new development build of BottomFeeder.

  • Click here to learn more.

June Smalltalk “Meet-up” in Cologne, Germany — June 10, 2010
There will be a Smalltalk User “Meet-up” on June 10 in Cologne, Germany.

  • Click here for more information.

Workshop on Dynamic Languages and Applications (DYLA) — June 28, 2010
The 4th Workshop on Dynamic Languages and Applications will be held on June 28, 2010, in Malaga, Spain.

Squeakfest 2010 — July 26-28, 2010
The University of North Carolina Wilmington will be the host for Squeakfest 2010 on July 26-28. Look for the event’s website coming soon!

ESUG 2010 — September 11-16, 2010
ESUG 2010 will be held in Barcelona, Spain on September 11-16, 2010.

International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies (IWST) 2010 — September 11-17, 2010
The International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies (IWST) 2010, which is co-located with the European Smalltalk User Group Conference (ESUG), will be held in Barcelona, Spain on September 11-17, 2010.

  • Click here for information on submitting workshop papers.

Update on Smalltalk Events










  • Click here for an update on Smalltalk-related events you may want to attend.