Durations and the ANSI standard…

Torsten points to an interesting discussion of a possible bug in Pharo (but it really is the same for all Smalltalk dialects). The basic question is what the methods #hours #seconds #days in Class Duration should answer. The bug report says: 1. self assert: 2 days hours = 48 2. do 3. it it will … Continue reading Durations and the ANSI standard…

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Seaside without Continuations?

Seaside has become the de-facto standard of Web Frameworks in the Smalltalk world: it is available on all relevant dialects and has introduced quite a few new ideas to Web Application programming that were adopted not only in the Smalltalk world. Seaside was and still is a somewhat different framework because it throws away many … Continue reading Seaside without Continuations?

Sebastian Kübeck on Checking Runtime Dependencies

In his blog post "Dependency Management Beyond Language Boundaries" Sebastian Kübeck describes a problem that is not unique to Java projects, but has had its peeks in it because Java has the privilege of being "mainstream" and thus the testbed for all kinds of "new ideas" to heal the world. I like his introductory sentence … Continue reading Sebastian Kübeck on Checking Runtime Dependencies

Oster-Episode: Smalltalk Inspect Nr. 5: Smalltalk Solutions

Ab sofort ist Folge 5 unseres Podcasts Smaltalk Inspect verfügbar. Dieses ist die erste von zwei Folgen zum Thema Smalltalk Solutions, die Sebastian dieses Jahr besucht hat. Und wie immer sind wir zu hören unter iTunes, der Original-Seite oder eben per RSS-Feed abonnierbar. Feedback? Wie immer gerne gesehen. Einfach hier oder auf unserer Blogseite per … Continue reading Oster-Episode: Smalltalk Inspect Nr. 5: Smalltalk Solutions

[Update]MSC 001: Marten’s screencast covering VASTGoodies

[Update]Marten writes on his Blog: After publishing it at smalltalkinspect.podspot.de I noticed, that I had lots of problems with the content of my video file. Therefore I changed my host site for this episode to … MSC001-VastGoodies [/Update] Marten just released his first screencast titled "MSC001 - VAStGoodies.com" on our Smalltalk Inspect Blog (He's done … Continue reading [Update]MSC 001: Marten’s screencast covering VASTGoodies

Smalltalk inspect Epsiode 4: VA Smalltalk Teil 3

nun ist es also so weit: unser dritter Teil der kleinen Podcast-Serie zu VA Smalltalk ist erschienen: In unserem dritten Teil über VA Smalltalk setzen wir unseren mehr oder weniger geordneten Rundflug über das Produkt fort. Diesmal sprechen wir über das Server Smalltalk Feature, Web Services, Distributed Objects, CORBA, das Web Framework Seaside, sowie das … Continue reading Smalltalk inspect Epsiode 4: VA Smalltalk Teil 3

A tutorial on setting up Apache with load balancing for several Smalltalk images

In his latest Post "Load balancing Iliad applications with Apache" Nicolas Petton shows how he set up a server with 4 Pharo Images listening to different ports his configuration for a simple load balancing scheme with sticky sessions as a front end. While his Smalltalk samples focus on his own Iliad Web framework, a very … Continue reading A tutorial on setting up Apache with load balancing for several Smalltalk images

Smalltalk / Web Developer Jobs in Freiburg, Germany

HRworks has been an early provider of Software as a Service in the field of web-based travel expense calculation and other human relations services. And guess what? The software is written in VA Smalltalk. It's been a web application long before Seaside was developped and it uses the VOSS object database system as a backend. … Continue reading Smalltalk / Web Developer Jobs in Freiburg, Germany

Interesting Article on Smalltalk by David Chisnall

I just stumbled upon an article that interested Smalltalkers may have known for weeks already. It's part 3 of a series called Influential Programming Languages and has been published on InformIT back in January 2011. It discusses which programming languages influenced the makers of Objective-C and what concepts were taken from them. The articles focus … Continue reading Interesting Article on Smalltalk by David Chisnall

Should young programmers start in the green or in the brown field?

Many people view software maintenance as tedious, boring and ultimate penalty rather than a challenging and interesting job. And in fact, maintaining an old body of code can be painful and depressing. There's so much to make you bang your head against the wall: bad programming style, wrong design decisions, stupid bugs and lots of … Continue reading Should young programmers start in the green or in the brown field?