Election Reporting System written in Smalltalk (Gemstone/S)

Over on his Blog, Marten showcases a real world system written in Gemstone/S Smalltalk for collecting and predicting as well as reporting election results on German TV. The Backend system runs in Gemstone/S and has been in use for that purpose for several elections in German federal states for a few years already. So if … Continue reading Election Reporting System written in Smalltalk (Gemstone/S)

Marten found some of our old SmalltalkInspect Podcast episodes

A few years ago, Marten Feldtmann, Sebastian Heidbrink and me did our best to do some podcasting on Smalltalk. Some of our episodes were in english, some were in German. One of our highest priority decisions back then was that we can only do it if we do it with as little effort as possible. … Continue reading Marten found some of our old SmalltalkInspect Podcast episodes

Instantiations to showcase new Cross-Platform OS Process Framework online

If you've been following the progress of VA Smalltalk over the last few years, you may have realized that the folks at Instantiations are moving real fast. It's only been 3 years that they introduced a completely new VM with 64 bits support, they came up with beautifully crafted APIs for SMTP, IMAP and more, … Continue reading Instantiations to showcase new Cross-Platform OS Process Framework online

Installing EMSRV as a daemon on Ubuntu 18.04

[Addition March 15th, 2020: I was so excdited about me getting this to run that I forgot about security!. After a good night's sleep I added a few words about running emsrv as another user than root] Installation of VA Smalltalk on Linux has become so incredibly nice since version 9.0 all that's needed is … Continue reading Installing EMSRV as a daemon on Ubuntu 18.04

Seaside snippets: accepting logins from external pages

This is just another small learning about Smalltall that I hope is helpful for somebody. Nothing rocket-sciency, but a little thing that needs to be experimented with to know how it might work. I am happy to learn about improvements, better approaches or nicer solutions to the problem. So here I am, explaining the problem. … Continue reading Seaside snippets: accepting logins from external pages

Smalltalk / Web Camp Lake Constance test run

We just had a great weekend at T├Ągerwilen (Switzerland, close to Konstanz/Kreuzlingen) for a test run of a Smalltalk / Web Camp. Sabine from Spesenfuchs, Thomas from PORaBo and myself had this idea shortly after ESUG 2019, when it became obvious that a visit to the Smalltalk / Web Camp at Yesplan in Ghent / … Continue reading Smalltalk / Web Camp Lake Constance test run

VA Smalltalk 9.2 released

Instantiations just released Version 9.2 of VA Smalltalk. It is now available for download for all registered users with a valid support contract and there is also a free evaluation version for anybody interested in trying it. Over the last few releases, it seems the folk over at instantiations decided to make each new version … Continue reading VA Smalltalk 9.2 released

Little VAST hacks: Keep Track of (and re-find) needed Changes

Sometimes you just need some easy hacks to make your life much easier. One of them is to keep track of things you have to do later. Be it cleanups, some other thing to take care of once "this is done". We as Smalltalk developers live, drink and breathe source code and objects and are … Continue reading Little VAST hacks: Keep Track of (and re-find) needed Changes

Pharo is moving to GtK3 (finally)

Today seems to be my Smalltalk-news-blogging-day ­čśë It started off with an announcement from Instantiations about plans for the next release. Just a few minutes ago Esteban Lorenzano announced on the Pharo Mailing List that Pharo 8 will be based on Spec 2.0, a new version of the still quite young GUI framework in Pharo. … Continue reading Pharo is moving to GtK3 (finally)

News from Instantiations: VAST 9.2, IoT, new JITter

Last night Instantiations sent out a newsletter informing users and fans of VA Smalltalk about the latest developments around VA Smalltalk. It's not too much of a surprise that Instantiations is working on a new release 9.2 of VA Smalltalk which is scheduled to arrive later this year (let's speculate a little and spread rumors … Continue reading News from Instantiations: VAST 9.2, IoT, new JITter