Why Smalltalk for Quantitative Analysis?
Arden Thomas is the product manager of the largest commercial Smalltalk, which traces its roots back to Xerox PARC. Before working for companies that sell Smalltalk, Arden used to regularly experiment with new languages. He came across Smalltalk, and after a brief learning curve, never looked back. He could do virtually everything he wanted in a smart, clear, succinct language that lets him express ideas and organize them in the way he wanted.
Doing this lets Arden combine a hobby of over three decades with the greatest computer language ever created. Recently, he wrote an article for the magazine, Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, which was published in the August 2020 edition.
You need no experience with Smalltalk or even much programming experience. Many non-programming professionals are very successful with Smalltalk. Smalltalk was the language created and used at Xerox PARC, where the graphical user interface, drag and drop, files and folder, model-view-controller (MVC) and much more were pioneered or invented.
Simply put, Smalltalk lets you do more with less, creating clear, succinct solutions that are easier to understand and maintain. Because of this, they often let sharp folks get their arms around harder problems, which is a competitive advantage.
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If you have questions or comments about these screencasts or anything related to quantitative analysis, please email Arden Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional comments, questions and suggestions, contact the Cincom Smalltalk Product Team at CSSTARTeam@cincom.com.