VASTGoodies just turned 10

As Adriaan just announced on his blog, VAStGoodies.com was launched the 27th of January, 10 years ago now. But not only that, just a few days before that milestone, another milestone was reached: the 1000th upload! The introduction of VASTGoodies was a much-needed and welcomed addition to the Smalltalk universe. Back in the 2000's the … Continue reading VASTGoodies just turned 10

Pharo, Squeak and GNU: Smalltalk runs on Android devices

I've mentioned Stefan Krecher's work on GNU Smalltalk integration for Android a few weeks ago and somehow forgot to mention that it's not the only Smalltalk environment that runs on this nice mobile operating system. Just yesterday, I read on The Weekly Squeak that a new version of the Cog VM for Android has been … Continue reading Pharo, Squeak and GNU: Smalltalk runs on Android devices

Smalltalk Inspect Episode 16: Udo Schneider und Smalltalk aus dem Untergrund

Vor lauter Urlaub und anschliessender Aufholjagd mit allem währenddessen liegen Gebliebenen ist mir völlig durch die Lappen gegangen, auf unsere Episode 16 hinzuweisen. Dabei haben wir ein extrem interessantes Gespräch mit Udo Schneider geführt. Neben diesem, jenem und anderem ging es vor allem auch um ein von ihm gestartetes Projekt für eine Administrationsoberfläche für ein … Continue reading Smalltalk Inspect Episode 16: Udo Schneider und Smalltalk aus dem Untergrund

Application for GSoC is done!

So carla and Janko have just finished all that's necessary to apply as a mentor organization for this year's Google Summer of Code. As Janko states on the Squeak-dev mailing list: I think we have quite some chance, specially because we collected and very well described 22 project ideas: http://gsoc2012.esug.org/ideas There is still a time for ideas, … Continue reading Application for GSoC is done!

New Seaside Application goes live: airflowing

If you still ask yourself if Smalltalk and Seaside are ready for real world web applications, there now is one more place to look at: airflowing.com. This online platform for small/medium businesses in the creativy industry has been in semi-public beta (invitation only) for a while now but has just gone live for the open … Continue reading New Seaside Application goes live: airflowing

Pharo: How to load a Metacello Configuration into an offline image

I just had a little, maybe weird sounding problem. I needed to get Seaside and some other stuff into a Pharo image on a machine at a place where there is very limited offline access. The network there is configured in a way that not every application can download stuff from the web. Pharo, of … Continue reading Pharo: How to load a Metacello Configuration into an offline image

Alan Kay will talk at Potsdam about “Next steps for qualitatively improving programming”

On July 21st, 2011, the Hasso-Plattner-Institute at the University of Potsdam, Germany, will give Alan Kay its HPI Fellowship Award (german). Kay is known as the father of object oriented programming and Smalltalk and the Dynabook vision and coined a few famous terms: The best way to predict the future is to invent it I … Continue reading Alan Kay will talk at Potsdam about “Next steps for qualitatively improving programming”

ESUG Day 2

ESUG is really the place to be. There's so much to learn about what people do in Smalltalk and it's good to see the energy being put into Smalltalk by young people. Tuesday started off with Colin Putney's talk on Monticello 2, from which I was a bit distracted by some production problems back home … Continue reading ESUG Day 2

Seaside 3 and my first day at ESUG

I may be the last blogger in the Smalltalk arena to mention it, but Seaside 3 has finally been published here at Camp Smalltalk in Barcelona. You can read the full announcement on the Seaside home page. So what can I say about my first day at ESUG? It was great, and it's good to … Continue reading Seaside 3 and my first day at ESUG

Smalltalk on iOS – again an option?

It seems like the growing demand in Android gadgets and the noise of App developers have finally made Apple rethink their rules (Press Release): In particular, we are relaxing all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps, as long as the resulting apps do not download any code. This should give developers … Continue reading Smalltalk on iOS – again an option?