Instantiations to present their plans with VA Smalltalk

Instantiations is going to present their history, present and plans with and on the basis of their VA Smalltalk platform for the future on the next online meetup of the Buenos Aires Smalltalk Meetup on May 10th, 2021. This is going to be a free event on zoom.us and here is what you can learn … Continue reading Instantiations to present their plans with VA Smalltalk

Election Reporting System written in Smalltalk (Gemstone/S)

Over on his Blog, Marten showcases a real world system written in Gemstone/S Smalltalk for collecting and predicting as well as reporting election results on German TV. The Backend system runs in Gemstone/S and has been in use for that purpose for several elections in German federal states for a few years already. So if … Continue reading Election Reporting System written in Smalltalk (Gemstone/S)

VA Smalltalk 9.2 released

Instantiations just released Version 9.2 of VA Smalltalk. It is now available for download for all registered users with a valid support contract and there is also a free evaluation version for anybody interested in trying it. Over the last few releases, it seems the folk over at instantiations decided to make each new version … Continue reading VA Smalltalk 9.2 released

Seaside, File Libraries and UTF-8

In my seemingly endless hunt for potential problems with Umlauts travelling between our users' web browsers and our Seaside images, I find new areas of "interest" almost daily. As a little background information, it might be useful to mention that at least the Smalltalk diealect we are using (VA Smalltalk) is not speaking UTF-8 natively, … Continue reading Seaside, File Libraries and UTF-8

Glorp Subqueries – notExists:

I decided to get back to blogging after a very long break. Since I am quite busy with our Kontolino! project, I also decided that I need to get back to blogging with small articles that require little time - but might still be useful. So here is the idea: I am struggling with Glorp … Continue reading Glorp Subqueries – notExists:

Seaside Learnings, pt. 123

Note to self: never, never ever try to use show:onAnswer: or answer: in an Ajax callback. In your delegating WATask or  WAComponent you will see the callback code run as if all was good, just the new components won't show up in th browser. This will take a long time to debug and you won't … Continue reading Seaside Learnings, pt. 123

Why many managers failed…

So one of my posts on the Pharo Mailing list just made it into the Pharo Weekly News Blog 😉

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to understand the power they could have in their hand. Here is a testimony on the Pharo mailing-list. This is why we should build powerful new solutions in Pharo 🙂

Stef

Petr,

I’ve been working as a Consultant for many big corporations (mainly in VA Smalltalk) since 1996. The situation you describe is very well known to me. But in my opinion there is no technical reason for this. It’s a managerial problem. Ever since IBM went out to their customers and told them to move to Java for the better ini the mid-90ies, managers wanted the Smalltalk projects to go away as fast as possible. Nobody asked why IBM was still happily using VisualAge Smalltalk internally at that time frame….

So the Smalltalk projects were declared legacy by Management. Replacement projects were started with big efforts and optimism. Some went well, some somewhat came to fly in a bit…

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Seaside 3.2 Session timeout & let’s start a blog parade

Seaside 3.2 is not actually new, but we just recently switched to VAST 8.6.3, which ships with Seaside 3.2. Before that we were on VAST 8.6 and Seaside 3.1.x (x=I don't remember exactly). Among the numerous changes in Seaside 3.2 is the new session timeout configuration. Up to Seaside 3.1 the way to configure session … Continue reading Seaside 3.2 Session timeout & let’s start a blog parade

Job offer in Hamburg, Germany (e.g. Gemstone/S)

Marten is looking for a new colleague. I highly recommend this position, they do amazing stuff, use an interesting mix of technolgies, including Gemstone/S

Schrievkrom

The company I work for “dimap, Das Institut für Markt und Politikforschung” (www.dimap.de) is looking for a developer (maybe student) here in Hamburg, Germany. We are developing software systems using various programming languages (C#, Java, Python, Javascript and Smalltalk (Gemstone)). It would be *very* nice, if the person would be interested to do development in Gemstone.

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Camp Smalltalk Durham/Raleigh March 2017

Instantiations, Inc. just announced they are sponsoring a Camp Smalltalk at Durham, North Carolina March 31st – April 2nd, 2017. You wonder what a Camp Smalltalk is? Well, that's easy, let me explain to you: A few hands full of Smalltalk debvelopers, enthusiasts and also interested newbees meet for a few days at a nice … Continue reading Camp Smalltalk Durham/Raleigh March 2017