What Happened to Smalltalk
A Look at Cincom’s Advancements in Commercial Smalltalk
From the software pioneers of Xerox PARC to the capable engineers of Cincom Systems Inc., Smalltalk has revolutionized the field of modern programming. This influential object-oriented programming language has left a mark on the global tech industry, shaping the way developers write and structure their code.
With its emphasis on simplicity and readability, Smalltalk offers a unique approach to software development. It allows programmers to break down complex problems into manageable components, fostering collaboration and code reuse. This, in turn, increases efficiency and productivity, making Smalltalk a favorite among developers worldwide.
Smalltalk’s impact goes beyond the realm of programming. Its philosophy of “everything is an object” has influenced other programming languages through the years, shaping their syntax and principles. Smalltalk has also paved the way for modern development tools and frameworks, empowering developers to create robust and scalable applications.
Let’s look at what happened to Smalltalk.
Synergizing the Past and Present: Cincom Smalltalk and Database ConnectivityCincom has achieved many advancements with its seamless integration of major relational databases in Cincom Smalltalk. A quick stroll down memory lane allows us to see how tightly woven the history of databases, Cincom and Smalltalk are.
- From Punch Cards to Clouds: The Evolution of Databases Databases, a product of human ingenuity, have evolved significantly from punch cards in the 1800s to cloud-based systems today. As technology advances, databases will continue to shape the digital landscape. Here’s a look at notable milestones that represent key advancements in database technology.
- From PARC to the Queen City: The Evolution of Database Connectivity in Smalltalk Smalltalk, a programming language, has evolved significantly, introducing native support for database operations and ORM frameworks, simplifying development and improving performance, and offering more flexibility in database usage. Here’s a look at the fascinating journey into Smalltalk’s database usage and its evolution,
- Added to the Mix: Why Smalltalk Fits in with Cincom’s Other Successful Products Cincom, founded in 1968, is a global software company with Thomas M. Nies as its longest-serving CEO. The company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, specializes in database management systems and consulting, offering multi-platform business applications. Founded by founders who left IBM to capitalize on emerging software markets, Cincom has a significant global impact. Here’s a look at Cincom’s history and distinguished list of notable events.
- Hidden Gems Tutorials: Database and Storing Code and Data In these tutorials, we explore multiple techniques tailored for scenarios where employing a full-scale database may be excessive or impractical, providing elegant solutions for managing data without the burden of a traditional database system.
- Cincom Smalltalk’s Seamless Integration with Major Relational Databases One of the many features of the Cincom Smalltalk Foundation is database connectivity. Cincom Smalltalk supports connectivity to all major relational databases including Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server®, PostgreSQL, MySQL, DB/2 and SQLite. VisualWorks also connects easily with OODBMS systems.