Monday, July 25, 2005

Generating CS Papers ...

ohhh - what a usefull tool! There is a computer science paper generator online available. So some authors dont have to waste their time writing papers before creating presentations like

  • "From Brain to {Your favourite technology}"
  • "Migrating apples to oranges"
  • "Waste you time with the next framework"
  • "My theory is better than yours"
  • "How to stay in business with free software"
  • "How to build hello world with 39 screenshots"
  • ...

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Collogia and Cincom Smalltalk

The german Collogia AG has announced a new product "CollPhir ZWK" created with Cincom Smalltalk for pension management.

Read the press material (german only).
Looks like most of their products are Visual Works based. At least one can guess that from the available screenshots in the info material.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Smalltalk is easier ... even in school

Found this picture on a friends website.

Yes: life was hard for me too when I was a little boy in primary (C++) school. Later in higher Smalltalk education the program was much easier to write and understand:

500 timesRepeat: [Transcript show: 'I will not throw paper airplanes in class.']

Monday, July 18, 2005

Chronos Date/Time Library

The Chronos Date/Time Library is reusable code library written in Smalltalk for the creation of and computations with date and time values. It's available at Note that the license says: "Porting Chronos to non-Smalltalk programming languages is strictly prohibited." - so it's Smalltalk only.

GPS in Squeak

Diego Gomez Deck announced a preliminary version of GPS support for Squeak.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Live Shore Components demo

The shore components demo (a component library for seaside) is now running live on the seaside website. Just point your browser to The demo includes some of my seaside examples (SVG, file download, embedded browser and web tree)

Since the project is hosted on SqueakSource I hope that others will contribute some components too.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

DALEKTRON Game in Smalltalk

Andy Bower created a game together with his eldest son James, before the spectres of the curly braces get hold of him.

Read more here, download the game or click on one of the screenshots below.


Monday, July 04, 2005

A talk on the Seaside ...

Avi Bryant will be speaking in London about Seaside on the evening of Tuesday the 19th of July at the Old Bank of England. Read more here.

Component library for Seaside

Jan B. Krejčí announced a new project called "Shore Components" - a component library for the Seaside web framework.

It is hosted on SqueakSource, so you can add the following HTTP based Monticello repository to your Squeak image and load it:

location: ''
user: ''
password: ''

After running "WAKom startOn: 9092" point you browser to http://localhost:9092/seaside/ShoreDemo1

Friday, July 01, 2005