So Apple reinvented Squeak and Sophie…or Not?

Apple once again proves that it doesn't really need new ideas, technologies or such to come up with a commercially successful product. Isn't the whole point of their latest Announcement of iBooks 2 and iBooks author and iTunes U exactly what Alan Kay has been talking about for, well, decades? iBooks will have a lot … Continue reading So Apple reinvented Squeak and Sophie…or Not?

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Ganz frisch aus der Spamosphäre…

Es gibt einige wenige gute Gründe, warum man sehr froh sein kann, dass online-Übersetzungsdienste bisher noch nicht gut funktionieren. Einen fand ich heute in meiner Inbox mit einer sehr gut gewählten Absenderadresse (service@verifiedbyvisa.de) : Hallo Gast Visa Europe, Ihre Kreditkarte wurde ausgesetzt, weil wir ein Problem festgestellt, auf Ihrem Konto . Wir haben zu bestimmen,dass … Continue reading Ganz frisch aus der Spamosphäre…

Final Schedule for the Smalltalk devroom at FOSDEM

Stephan Eggermont just announced the final schedule for the Smalltalk Devroom that will be held at the FOSDEM conference on Sunday, February 5th, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium: 09:30 Norbert Hartl, Take a small REST. Simple approaches for REST in smalltalk 10:00 Stephane Ducasse, Marcus Denker, The next steps for the Pharo Vision 11:00 Laurent Laffont, … Continue reading Final Schedule for the Smalltalk devroom at FOSDEM

More on the Fusion/Lion Caret (^) story: It’s the Logitech K750!

I was on the road for a few days now, but now I'm back and took the time to look deeper into my caret issue with VMware Fusion and Lion. I received comments to my last post that led me to some VMware forum posts where somebody brought up the topic of Keyboard drivers for … Continue reading More on the Fusion/Lion Caret (^) story: It’s the Logitech K750!

Do agile methods help improve software? It seems they often don’t

Just the other day I was asked what I think about Agile Methods during a coffee break on our Refactoring / Unit Testing Workshop. My very first reaction was: I think it's a become money machine. The reaction was somewhat puzzled. Then I went on to explain that the ideas of getting rid of a … Continue reading Do agile methods help improve software? It seems they often don’t

How to completely miss the point in discussions about a programming language (like Smalltalk)

Sometimes I encounter things on the web that make me think what's wrong with people. Some just seem to have to much time to insist on some mostly irrelevant point they dislike and use it to judge a whole technology by it. Take this little example: Someone, let's call him Sebastian Sastre ;-), blogs about … Continue reading How to completely miss the point in discussions about a programming language (like Smalltalk)

Smalltalk Inspect 13: Esther Mietzsch über Squeak und den deutschen Squeak-Verein

In unserer neuesten Episode des Smalltalk Inspect Podcast sprechen wir mit Esther Mietzsch über den Squeak Deutschland eV und seine Arbeit mit, an und rund um Squeak auch aber nicht nur in Deutschland. Zudem sprechen wir über den Einsatz von eToys im Schulunterricht und die Frage, wie und wo man sich mit interessierten und bereits … Continue reading Smalltalk Inspect 13: Esther Mietzsch über Squeak und den deutschen Squeak-Verein

Instantiations about to show their progress on Unix GUI tools at STIC 12

So the list of talks for the Smalltalk Industry Conference in March (held in Biloxi) has just been released (I just read it on Alan's Blog). One thing that should be interesting for users of VA Smalltalk is John O'Keefe's talk on the latest VA ST news. It seems the co-operation with the HPI students … Continue reading Instantiations about to show their progress on Unix GUI tools at STIC 12

Fusion ate my caret (^) or was it the Lion?

sometimes I encounter strange phenomena. I hove no idea if that's only me, but I suspect so, because I couldn't find anything of help on the web (maybe because searching for "fusion ^" is not a good idea). So what's happened? One of my machines runs lion and for VA Smalltalk related work I have … Continue reading Fusion ate my caret (^) or was it the Lion?

Dreams sometimes come true – this time it might be a pdf report generator in Smalltalk

just a few weeks ago, we interviewed Christian Haider on our SmalltalkInspect podcast (it's in German), where, among a lot of other interesting stuff, we discussed how cool it would be if someone came up with a pdf report generator in top of his pdf4smalltalk framework. And now consider this: Bob Nemec just wrote about … Continue reading Dreams sometimes come true – this time it might be a pdf report generator in Smalltalk