Alternative Energien sind einfach zu teuer! Sagt die Politik!

Die eine oder andere Lobby möchte dem preisbewussten Verbraucher ja immer wieder mal etwas von den immensen Kosten alternativer Energien erzählen. Schliesslich kosten uns alleine die Subventionen für Solardächer, Biogas- und Windanlagen jährlich Milliardenbeträge, und es hört niemals auf... Ja, lieber Konsument und Wähler: Glaub es einfach und sei für mehr fossile, aber vor allem … Continue reading Alternative Energien sind einfach zu teuer! Sagt die Politik!

Seaside Book in PDF form

There has been a Seaside online book for quite a while now, and it has gone through a lot of improvement over time, including updates to Seaside 3.0. They authors had announced they will make a PDF version available as soon as the book stabilizes. This moment seems to have come: The PDF Version is … Continue reading Seaside Book in PDF form

Smalltalk-Stammtisch in München

Steffen Müller lädt für den morgigen Abend zum Münchener Smalltalk-Stammtisch ein: Deshalb möchte ich euch am Mittwoch den 27.1.2010 ab 19 Uhr wieder ins Laab (www.laab-muenchen.de) nach München zu einem Smalltalk-Stammtisch einladen.[ ...]Diesmal wird Thomas Stalzer (http://www.objdyn.com/) einen Beitrag über "Verteilte Objektmodelle" einbringen. Smalltalk-interessierte sind herzlich eingeladen, sich über die Neuigkeiten rund um Smalltalk auszutauschen … Continue reading Smalltalk-Stammtisch in München

Niall Ross’ Reports from ESUG 2009 and VAST Summit 2009

Niall Ross has been writing down reports of Smalltalk events he visited and put them online for a very long while now, long before the word blog had been invented. His reports are always a good place to find out what you've missed when you couldn't attend an event. He now made his write-up of … Continue reading Niall Ross’ Reports from ESUG 2009 and VAST Summit 2009

Try Smalltalk and Seaside for free! You have many options

James Robertson just announced the availability of the non-commercial downloads of VisualWorks 7.7 and ObjectStudio 8.2. Here is my understanding of the term non-commercial: You can use the software for free as long as you do not (try to) make money with them. Seaside included! That's pretty much the same as Instantiations' evaluation licence of … Continue reading Try Smalltalk and Seaside for free! You have many options

Wie praktisch wäre ein iPhone mit Touch-Rücken???

Wie immer, wenn mindestens eine Woche lang keine Ankündigung eines neuen Geräts von Apple kam, überschlagen sich die Gerüchte aus allen möglichen Quellen variabler Seriosität. Zur Zeit dreht sich alles ums Tablet und das nächste iPhone. Schön wäre es, wenn man sich mit genausoviel öffentlichem Druck um Probleme mit Macs kümmern würde. So gibt es … Continue reading Wie praktisch wäre ein iPhone mit Touch-Rücken???

Real-World projects with Seaside

Stephane Ducasse, one of the leading persons of the Pharo Smalltalk project asked for case studies of Seaside usage on top of Pharo on the seaside mailing list and got some interesting responses: going to develop a proxy to SAP's new Business By Design software a Pharo/Seaside based WebUI for a network security appliance. We … Continue reading Real-World projects with Seaside

The “feels like dynamic” trend

I found an interesting tweet by Gilad Bracha through pharoproject: Mainstream programming language syntax is like human sacrifice: evil, yet once entrenched, difficult to get rid of. But one answer to it is even nicer: Every new typed programming language says it "feels like a dynamic language". What does this tell us about how typed … Continue reading The “feels like dynamic” trend

Seems I am a Y2K10 victim

This week I am in Zurich and it seems I got caught by the Y2K10 bug. I cannot get cash at the ATMs here because "Transaction cancelled" without any additional error message. I travelled here with just 15 Swiss Francs in my pocket and my eurocheque card. In the EU, we are not used to … Continue reading Seems I am a Y2K10 victim

A minimal VA Smalltalk Library Server on OpenSuSE 11.2 [updated]

We've switched to a new Server machine after we had some serious trouble with our NAS device. This new one is an Atom-based machine with a disk array for mirroring data (RAID 1). It is used as a file server, database server and as a library server for VA Smalltalk. We've decided to go with … Continue reading A minimal VA Smalltalk Library Server on OpenSuSE 11.2 [updated]