VA Smalltalk V8 -- today and tomorrow

Abstract: Instantiations announced the immediate availability of VASmalltalk V8 on 21 April 2009. VASmalltalk V8 includes our initial support for Seaside 2.9 as well as other enhancements. This talk will focus on Seaside 2.9 and other capabilities delivered in V8 as well as the additional capabilities we plan to deliver in the near-term follow-on releases.

Bio: I have been in software development for over 40 years, with the first 25 years spent developing in everything from assembly language to PL/I and SNOBOL. I joined the original IBM Smalltalk prototype team in 1990 and was a founding member of the IBM VisualAge Smalltalk development team. I was Team Lead and Chief Architect of IBM VisualAge Smalltalk from 1997 to 2007. In Feburary 2007, I joined Instantiations to lead the VA Smalltalk development team. I am currently focusing on porting Seaside to VA Smalltalk and internationalization capabilities.

John O'Keefe [|], Principal Smalltalk Architect, Instantiations Inc.