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

NeoCSV for VA Smalltalk

There are tasks that a developer has to perform over and over again. Whenever you need this particular thing done, you usually just hammer down some code to get the particular task at hand done. So over the years you end up with two or three or even a few hands full of implementations that … Continue reading NeoCSV for VA Smalltalk

Our Smalltalk Meetup in ZĂŒrich was great fun!

So if you were in doubt if you should come or not: you made the wrong choice 😉 We were 10 people of (only) 11 who wanted to attend. There was lots of chatting about current projects, problems and experiences with this or that framework and lots of anecdotes from our daily work and past … Continue reading Our Smalltalk Meetup in ZĂŒrich was great fun!

Die InteraktivitÀt der Smalltalk-Entwicklung im Video

Erst gestern schrieb ich im Zusammenhang mit dem Google Summer Of Code und der Programmiersprache Smalltalk: Smalltalk macht enormen Spass. Die sehr dynamische Umgebung ist sehr motivierend, weil man nicht toten Quelltext pflegt, sondern sich stets direkt im lauffĂ€higen Objektsystem aufhĂ€lt. Man muss es ausprobiert haben, um das zu verstehen
 und just einen Tag spĂ€ter … Continue reading Die InteraktivitĂ€t der Smalltalk-Entwicklung im Video

Die European Smalltalk User’s Group ist Mentoring Organization fĂŒr Googles Summer Of Code 2013

Auch dieses Jahr hat Google die ESUG (European Smalltalk User's Group) als Mentoring Organization fĂŒr die Teilnahme am Summer Of Code ausgewĂ€hlt. Das sind fĂŒr die Smalltalk-Welt sehr gute Nachrichten. Was ist der Google Summer Of Code? Die Kurzform: Google bezahlt einen oder mehrere Studenten dafĂŒr, dass sie diesen Sommer an einem open source - … Continue reading Die European Smalltalk User’s Group ist Mentoring Organization fĂŒr Googles Summer Of Code 2013

Pharo 2.0 ist offiziell verfĂŒgbar

Das Pharo-Projekt, das einst mit dem simplen Anspruch startete, die beste Smalltalk-Umgebung zu entwickeln und als open-source kostenfrei zur VerfĂŒgung zu stellen, hat auf diesem Weg einen neuen Pflock eingeschlagen. Die Version 2.0 wurde gestern freigegeben. Es wurde viel aufgerĂ€umt, vereinheitlicht und verbessert, aber vor allem wurden weit ĂŒber 1000 Bugs gefixt: We are proud … Continue reading Pharo 2.0 ist offiziell verfĂŒgbar

Smalltalk Inspect interviews Stéphane Ducasse on Pharo

We've got another sweet episode of Smalltalk inspect over on our podcast page. To start 2013 off we chose to talk to StĂ©phane Ducasse about Pharo Smalltalk and its almost finished 2.0 release as well as the newly formed Pharo Consortium and Pharo Association, two organizations with one simple goal: accelerate and stabilize Pharo's progress. … Continue reading Smalltalk Inspect interviews StĂ©phane Ducasse on Pharo

Are we Smalltalkers missing the mobile trend?

This might be an interesting detail for all people involved in Smalltalk environments that run on Android and/or iOS. Among the top 10 search terms used in 2012 to find  my blog there were "smalltalk android" and "smalltalk ipad". And in fact, almost every day I check my blog statistics, and these terms or variations … Continue reading Are we Smalltalkers missing the mobile trend?

STON for VAST on VASTGoodies

I've just uploaded a port of STON, the Smalltalk Object Notation for VA Smalltalk to the repository. STON is a project that was implemented by Sven van Caekenberghe on Pharo Smalltalk and it is a slightly extended version of JSON (Javascript Object Notation) to persist Smalltalk objects in a human and machine readable form. … Continue reading STON for VAST on VASTGoodies

The Pharo Consortium becomes real

StĂ©phane Ducasse just announced on the Pharo Smalltalk Users mailing list that the paperwork for joining the Pharo consortium as a business is done. The goal of the consortium is to help finance the development of Pharo by paying at least one full-time engineer and build up (well, in fact there already is a really … Continue reading The Pharo Consortium becomes real