Why many managers failed…

So one of my posts on the Pharo Mailing list just made it into the Pharo Weekly News Blog 😉

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to understand the power they could have in their hand. Here is a testimony on the Pharo mailing-list. This is why we should build powerful new solutions in Pharo 🙂

Stef

Petr,

I’ve been working as a Consultant for many big corporations (mainly in VA Smalltalk) since 1996. The situation you describe is very well known to me. But in my opinion there is no technical reason for this. It’s a managerial problem. Ever since IBM went out to their customers and told them to move to Java for the better ini the mid-90ies, managers wanted the Smalltalk projects to go away as fast as possible. Nobody asked why IBM was still happily using VisualAge Smalltalk internally at that time frame….

So the Smalltalk projects were declared legacy by Management. Replacement projects were started with big efforts and optimism. Some went well, some somewhat came to fly in a bit…

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Seaside 3.2 Session timeout & let’s start a blog parade

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Job offer in Hamburg, Germany (e.g. Gemstone/S)

Marten is looking for a new colleague. I highly recommend this position, they do amazing stuff, use an interesting mix of technolgies, including Gemstone/S

Schrievkrom

The company I work for “dimap, Das Institut für Markt und Politikforschung” (www.dimap.de) is looking for a developer (maybe student) here in Hamburg, Germany. We are developing software systems using various programming languages (C#, Java, Python, Javascript and Smalltalk (Gemstone)). It would be *very* nice, if the person would be interested to do development in Gemstone.

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Camp Smalltalk Durham/Raleigh March 2017

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Glorp/DB2 – Tip: Sorting case insensitive

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Instantiations releases VA Smalltalk Version 8.6.3

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Zürich Smalltalk Meetup Nov. 8th, 2016

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Expressions you’d probably never type

... and yet they give the expected result. I just tried this one, assuming it's probably worth a try, but it will most likely not work: String with: Character cr with: Character lf. Not that this is interesting or such. I was just surprised you can use with:with: to create Strings. Go back to work, … Continue reading Expressions you’d probably never type

Zürich Smalltalk Meetup, Nov. 8, 2016?

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Seaside: Registering a WAApplicaton too late leads to an HTTP 503 error

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