Marten’s VA Smalltalk wish list

Marten Feldtmann posted his personal wishlist for VA Smalltalk for 2011. There's not much to add here, and I spotted a few wishes that I'd regard as high priority as well. So maybe if I help wishing, the list gets shorter around this time next year: I would like to get/have * that with 8.03 … Continue reading Marten’s VA Smalltalk wish list

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Plat_Forms 2011: Application deadline extended

I hadn't realized, but obviously the Plat_Forms organizers have extended the deadline for applications: Since we are still waiting for a few applications to arrive we decided to extend the application period until December 8th, 2010. The announcement date (December 10th) won't change. So if there are Smalltalkers who want to participate, there is no … Continue reading Plat_Forms 2011: Application deadline extended

Forrester Research: Java Is A Dead-End For Enterprise App Development

It's not really new to anybody in the IT industry: trends need to come and make big bucks and they also need to go and free the stage for new ones, so that even more bucks can be made. Analysts do play their role in making a trend come or go. This time, they are … Continue reading Forrester Research: Java Is A Dead-End For Enterprise App Development

Packaging a VA Smalltalk based Seaside App as NT Service

Seaside is still quite fresh in the VA Smalltalk world, so documentation and best practices in areas like Packaging and Deployment in this environment are also quite sparse. Louis La Brunda has put up a writeup of his experiences with packaging a Seaside Application as an NT Service onto the VA Smalltalk support forum. It … Continue reading Packaging a VA Smalltalk based Seaside App as NT Service

ESUG 2011 will be in Edinburgh

It already had been discussed internally at ESUG 2010, that the next ESUG conference would likely be held somewhere in Great Britain. Now it's official: The European Smalltalk User Group put an early announcement up for the ESUG 2011 conference. It will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland: We are in Edinburgh next year. Saturday 20th … Continue reading ESUG 2011 will be in Edinburgh

Squeak now has a new Morphic GUI Builder

The Guys at Hasso-Plattner-Institut at Potsdam are real supporters of the Squeak and Smalltalk community. Not only is Smalltalk taught to students there, they also do very interesting stuff in Smalltalk and win prizes like the ESUG awards in 2009 (for Phidget Lab). They now also released a GUI Builder for Morphic in Squeak. Found … Continue reading Squeak now has a new Morphic GUI Builder