New Smalltalk book: Programming Smalltalk

A new book about Smalltalk will be released March 2015:

Programming Smalltalk - Object-Orientation from the Beginning: An introduction to the principles of programming by Johannes Brauer

on Amazon

" A straightforward, step-by-step introduction to clear and elegant object-oriented programming. Using a language that's perfect for this kind of programming, the book has been tested in numerous courses and workshops over ten years.

Programming Smalltalk is particularly suited for readers with no prior programming knowledge. Starting from the first principles of programming, it teaches you how to use and create algorithms (reusable rules for problem-solving) and the basic building blocks of software. It goes on to explain how to develop complete applications and has a whole chapter on web applications as well as case studies.

Now translated into English, this edition was completely revised to be consistent with the latest version of Cincom® VisualWorks®, a professional Smalltalk environment. All examples were created using VisualWorks, which is available without cost for educational purposes, and can be downloaded and installed on any up-to-date computer. "

Posted by admin at 17 December 2014, 10:42 am comment link

Smalltalks 2014 Videos

The videos for Smalltalks 2014 are now online here

Posted by admin at 16 December 2014, 4:44 pm comment link

PharoDays Registration Open

January 29 & 30, Lille, France INRIA Lille, building A, 40 avenue Halley, F-59650 Villeneuve d’Ascq

General Information

Start the year in the right spirit by joining the Pharo community for the Pharo Days 2015 on Thursday January 29 and Friday January 30 at INRIA, Lille, France. Meet your online colleagues, programmers and hackers in real life and experience how much you can pick up in just two days. Learn about key technologies, talk to core developers and other users, pair program and contribute to Pharo. Have fun and enjoy yourself.

Each day has a similar schedule. The morning consists of a handful of twenty minute tech talks, the afternoon is a coding sprint and open pair programming workspace. There will be a general assembly of both the Pharo Consortium and the Pharo Association. On the first days there will be a parallel Getting Started with Pharo tutorial in the afternoon.

The very first Pharo conference took place in Annecy in February 2011. In May 2012 the second Pharo Conference took place, over two days, in Lille. It was a huge success, with about 60 people participating. It had a very positive effect on the community and on those who participated. In April 2013 there was a third well attended Pharo Conference in Bern. In June 2013, there was also a successful Web specific Pharo one-day event in Lille. Join us again this time.


The Pharo Days are a two day event with catering included (2 lunches, 1 diner, drinks and snacks) in a nice environment with full facilities (main room, auxiliary rooms, office furtniture and wireless network).

€ 199 — Regular € 149 — For individual Pharo Association Members € 89 — For individual Pharo Gold Association Members € 89 — For Pharo Consortium Members (1, 2 or 4 for silver, bronze or gold) € 39 — Students (excluding diner) € 19 — Student Volunteers (excluding diner)


For official registration we are using EventBrite. You can buy tickets using PayPal and hence any credit card. If absolutely necessary, you can opt for an off line payment. Please register on time.

For social registration you can use Lanyrd or Doodle. Spread the word:

Posted by admin at 4 December 2014, 5:01 pm comment link

Smalltalks 2014 – A quick report

Carlos E. Ferro has written a quick report about this years Smalltalks conference in Cordoba/Argentina.

Read it here

Posted by admin at 28 November 2014, 4:30 pm comment link

[ANN] Cincom ObjectStudio 8.6 and VisualWorks 8.0

"It is our pleasure to bring you the current version of Cincom Smalltalk. Cincom continues to provide high value and low cost with a rapid return on investment at low risk, allowing you to win more business, operate efficiently and deliver as promised.

The current releases of ObjectStudio 8.6 and VisualWorks 8.0 are major releases and contain recent past improvements as well as new “millennial” changes that include revamped frameworks that were originally done before 2000, but are now being overhauled for big improvements in the products. These “millennial” changes include Text2, SourceCode Editor 2 and UISkinning (Look & Feel 2) for the Foundation tools as well as VisualWorks applications. ObjectStudio also has a “millennial” change in its next generation user interface."

More information here

Posted by admin at 20 November 2014, 10:03 am comment link
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