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Smalltalk Digest: April Edition

James Anderson Robertson
James Anderson Robertson

Saying Good-bye to Friend and Smalltalk Advocate, James Robertson

It brings us much sadness to report that our good friend and Smalltalk promoter/advocate, James Anderson Robertson, passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, April 17, 2014. James was a good friend, and he will sadly be missed by everyone whose lives he touched. For more about James including comments from some of his friends and colleagues, please click here.

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“Common Tools” Tutorial Videos Available

James Robertson was instrumental in leading many projects that opened the public’s eye to the outstanding capabilities of Smalltalk. And thanks to his efforts, the Cincom Smalltalk Team has been able to make a series of several new tutorials available. The first set of tutorials focuses on “Common Tools” and how many of these tools, which are used for development in Cincom® ObjectStudio® and Cincom® VisualWorks®, are now shared.

  • For information on the System Browser Overview tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Core Browser Usage tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Inspector Tool tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Debugger Overview tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Debugger Usage tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Code Recovery tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Version Control tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Process Monitor tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Code Recovery tutorial, click here.

Additional Tutorial Videos Launched

Due to the outstanding efforts of James Robertson who created them, a series of several new tutorials have been launched, which include “Common Tools” tutorials and product-introduction tutorials.

  • For information on the Cincom ObjectStudio Product Introduction tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Cincom VisualWorks Product Introduction tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Cincom ObjectStudio GUI Designer, Part One tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Cincom VisualWorks Product Introduction tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Cincom ObjectStudio GUI Designer, Part Two tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Cincom ObjectStudio Modeling Tool Overview tutorial, click here.
  • For information on the Setting Up Your Environment tutorial, click here.

Cincom Smalltalk Videos and Our Presence on YouTube

James Robertson was a huge advocate and early adopter of social media, and we’re happy to say that there are a wide variety of places where you’ll find Cincom Smalltalk on the web. You can find Cincom Smalltalk videos by clicking here. Also, Cincom Smalltalk has our very own YouTube pages. To check out the Cincom Smalltalk YouTube page, click here.

Cincom Smalltalk Community Blogs

Thanks to the efforts of visionaries like James Robertson, we’re happy to offer a variety of blogs that are currently run by the Cincom Smalltalk Group. Check them out by clicking here.

Do You Want to Play “2048”?

You may or may not have heard about a popular new game called 2048. In this article, Cincom Smalltalk Product Manager, Arden Thomas, gives us a synopsis about the game as well as his views on how 2048’s implementation can be improved and other possible uses. Click here to find out more about 2048.

May 22, 2014 — Karlsruher Entwicklertag, Germany

Karlsruher Entwicklertag will take place in Germany on May 22. Click here for additional information.

August 16-17, 2014 — Camp Smalltalk

Camp Smalltalk will take place in Cambridge, England on August 16-17, in conjunction with the European Smalltalk User Conference. For more information, click here.

August 18-22, 2014 — European Smalltalk User Group (ESUG) Conference, Cambridge, England

The European Smalltalk User Group (ESUG) Conference will take place in Cambridge, England on August 18-22. For more information, click here.

August 19, 2014 — International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies, Cambridge, England

The International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies (IWST14) will be held in Cambridge, England on August 19, 2014 and will coincide with the ESUG Conference. For more information, click here.

Update on Smalltalk Events

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

New Cincom Smalltalk Maintenance Releases Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the maintenance releases of Cincom ObjectStudio and Cincom VisualWorks are now available for customers and partners! Click here to find out what’s included in these new releases as well as links for ordering them.