One of the things I was absolutely sure about was that if Instantiations comes up with Seaside Support in VA Smalltalk, there will be some providers of open source add-ons pretty soon. I didn’t expect it to happen so fast, but, hey, it’s good to “have always known” 😉
Adriaan just announced a port of a jQuery adapter for Seaside under VA Smalltalk. They’ve used the V8 beta 1, which is only out for a few days now. jQuery is kind of a replacement for Prototype which is getting quite some interest in the AJAX world.
VA Smalltalk 8.0 beta 1 does include the Sciptaculous libraries, but not yet a newer library named JQuery. We had some spare time at the end of the tutorial and we were discussing porting JQuery ourselves. We just gave it a shot and got all the tests green rather easily.
Visit Adriaan’s post for more information and a download link.
Let’s see what else we’ll see, and how long it takes for Seaside-SVG or Magritte/Pier to be ported over to VA Smalltalk…
It’s really Good to see two things:
- VAST Users adopting Seaside
- Open Source contribution for VAST popping up