The manual that never was written (but should have been)…

Tom has only started blogging a week ago, but obviously he decided to not waste any time with long useless stuff. After all, he's a Smalltalker ­čśë His first posts so far were all very interesting, tearse, and provide a lot of useful information and ideas around build automation with VA Smalltalk. One of the … Continue reading The manual that never was written (but should have been)…

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New Blogger with Smalltalk topics

Tom Koschate has finally decided to join the Blogosphere with his Blog named "Nothing About Elks". He also has a welcome present for all VA Smalltalk users which he just announced the other day on the VA Smalltalk Support Forum: I've uploaded the code I use to support automated packaging using the Jenkins (formerly Hudson) … Continue reading New Blogger with Smalltalk topics

Instantiations’ plans for VA Smalltalk

John O'Keefe gave his regular VAST Update talk at Smalltalk Solutions this year, detailing their plans for VA Smalltalk. The main slides for me are the announcements of major features for the next release that is scheduled for Summer 2011 (which, by John's definition can be very long this year - but I have nothing … Continue reading Instantiations’ plans for VA Smalltalk

Slides of StS2011 talks are online

The Smalltalk Industry Council (STIC), organizer of the Smalltals Solutions Conference has put the slides of the talks online for download: Smalltalk Solutions 2011 has come and gone, but the effects of the conference will linger through this next year. ┬á[...] The┬áSmalltalk Industry Council will be releasing the videos of each of the sessions over … Continue reading Slides of StS2011 talks are online

VA Smalltalk, GLORP, Proxies and #isNil [Update]

This is mostly a note to myself, because these little things can cost you some hours, even though you clearly know about all the pieces of the puzzle and simply forget to use the right peek statement at the right time. So what's cost me hours today? I had weird results in my Seaside Apps … Continue reading VA Smalltalk, GLORP, Proxies and #isNil [Update]

Smalltalk Inspect Episode 3: VA Smalltalk Teil 2 ÔÇô Envy

Ab sofort steht die dritte Folge unseres Podcast "Smalltalk Inspect" zur Verf├╝gung. Diesmal setzen wir unseren Rundflug um VA Smalltalk von Instantiations fort und widmen uns besonders Envy, der Komponente zur Versions- und Konfigurationsverwaltung. Smalltalk Inspect ist im iTunes-store zu finden. Und hier geht es zum┬áRSS-Feed f├╝r andere Podcatcher. Wir w├╝rden uns ├╝ber Feedback, Anregungen, … Continue reading Smalltalk Inspect Episode 3: VA Smalltalk Teil 2 ÔÇô Envy

Smalltalk Solutions 2011: Georg Heeg pre-announces public availability of Slides

Georg Heeg, Director of the Smalltalk Industry Council (STIC), just wrote to several mailing list (like the esug, vwnc, and gsug lists): Smalltalk Solutions 2011 is over. It has been a great conference. The mood among Smalltalker was great. There is really interesting new stuff going on in various places. For those who attended and … Continue reading Smalltalk Solutions 2011: Georg Heeg pre-announces public availability of Slides

Esteban’s Mars Project is alive

At last year's ESUG conference, Esteban Lorenzano showed his progress on Mars, a framwork to implement native Cocoa interfaces in Pharo Smalltalk. His goal was and is to provide a way to build native Cocoa Apps without the need to build parts in Interface Builder and load NIBs etc. And I was very impressed by … Continue reading Esteban’s Mars Project is alive

Smalltalk Inspect Episode 2: VA Smalltalk Teil 1 – GUI

Ab sofort ist Folge 2 unseres Podcast "Smalltalk Inspect" zum Download verf├╝gbar. Diese Episode ist die erste von vermutlich 3 Folgen ├╝ber VA Smalltalk von Instantiations. Wir werden uns in Zukunft auch mit anderen Plattformen besch├Ąftigen, aber VA Smalltalk ist unsere "Heimatplattform", auf der wir uns alle drei recht gut auskennen. Wir haben recht viel … Continue reading Smalltalk Inspect Episode 2: VA Smalltalk Teil 1 – GUI

Objective-C 2, Xcode 4, LLVM, what’s next?

Objective-C and Cocoa are a nice environment to work in. The nicety of Cocoa comes from the fact that it is an object runtime system rather than a bunch of objects compiled into a running program. A Nib file (or xib file as they are called now) is nothing else than a saved snapshot of … Continue reading Objective-C 2, Xcode 4, LLVM, what’s next?