7 years, 8 months ago

Smalltalk and the TIOBE index

Three years ago Smalltalkers were somewhat worried about the drop-out from the TIOBE index of Smalltalk. http://bpieber.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/bad-news-smalltalk-falls-off-top-50-of-tiobe-index/ However this years’ index show Smalltalk is back at a reasonable 37th place. From the ranking it is not clear what the move is, and I was unable to find the TIOBE index of last year to compare […]

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8 years, 7 days ago

Scalability

Alan Kay, in his keynote speech on Oopsla 1997 talked about the primary need for software development to deal with scalability. We develop tools for making models (and software) that are very suitable to build dog houses. The misconception is that building larger structures (scaling up) entails nothing more than scaling up the dog house […]

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8 years, 1 month ago

Smalltalks: “Things happening with and around the programming paradigm Smalltalk”

I maintain a page with clippings from Smalltalk-related postings on the web deemed interesting by me for the Smalltalk community (called “curation”). This page is actively updated. Check it out at http://smalltalks.robvens.com

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8 years, 5 months ago

Deploying VisualWorks Applications

How do you create a deployment process that automatically creates packages to deliver to your users for all supported platforms with a little fuss as possible? This article tries to provide a concise guide for standalone VisualWorks application developers. If you, like me, are building standalone apps that need to deploy on all supported platforms, you will encounter some interesting challenges. I have reached a strategy that works reasonably well, and I would like to share that strategy, hopefully benefiting others.

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