ESUG: 138 Registrations so far

Last year's ESUG conference had about 170 registrations, which was the highest attendance ever. This year promises to be almost as good. Noury just sent a message to several mailing lists stating that there currently are 138 regsitrations.

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Back to the Future: Smalltalk Kids

Yesterday I had the time to listen to Episode 148 of James' Industry Misinterpretations Podcast. It's an interview with Mark Roberts who today works for the Cincom Smalltalk team, but in the early seventies was one of the kids who were participating in the the "experiments" of the Learning Research Group at xerox and got … Continue reading Back to the Future: Smalltalk Kids

Smalltalk Conference Season begins…

This year's ESUG conference is only a few days away (You can still register and come to the party) and Andres Valloud just announced Smalltalks 2009, Argentina's third Smalltalk conference. Both  conferences had record-breaking attendance last year and this year seems to become another success. Unbelievably, this year will be the first for meto attend … Continue reading Smalltalk Conference Season begins…

VAST 8 / Seaside Tips: More about Character Sets in HTML Forms

In my last post I suggested setting an application default for character Sets and overriding the accept-charset attribute ib form tags to ensure all your form data is encoded in the character set which you want to use, especially if your charset is not (yet) utf-8 which is very likely to be the case in … Continue reading VAST 8 / Seaside Tips: More about Character Sets in HTML Forms

VAST 8 / Seaside Tips: Handling accented Characters

Seaside is made for UTF.Or, let's say it ignores the issue of character encodings by default and assumes everybody spits out utf-8 these days. VA Smalltalk is not yet UTF-aware, but Instantiations is working on it with high priority. What am I talking about? Well, if you like me are in a country with accented … Continue reading VAST 8 / Seaside Tips: Handling accented Characters

VAST 8 / Seaside Tips: Handling and Trapping Exceptions … And lots of Confusion!

I didn't tell you the whole truth: John also expressed his doubts that SST would be responsible for the "500 Internal Server Error" pages, just as I had written in a previous post: Let’s start by keeping SST from handling backend errors by returning HTTP 500 codes to the browser. The configuration of SST out … Continue reading VAST 8 / Seaside Tips: Handling and Trapping Exceptions … And lots of Confusion!

VAST 8 / Seaside Tips: Handling and Trapping Exceptions

In my last Seaside-raleted post "VAST 8/Seaside Tips: Error handling configuration", I wrote about the Trap and Forward Exceptions features in SST: I know one of these two usually is enough, but I constantly forget and therefore ignore which one it is. John O'Keefe from Instantiation was so kind to send me a mail giving … Continue reading VAST 8 / Seaside Tips: Handling and Trapping Exceptions