[OT] smalltalk video

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Thu Oct 5 12:08:23 EDT 2006


StrongTalk has just been Open Sourced by Sun.

There's lots of cool stuff going on, but doesn't get disseminated as 
widely, although Seaside is making waves (ouch!).

Cheers,

Luis.


Dan Shafer wrote:
> The Smalltalk world,where i'm modestly active, has a number of 
> interesting things going on these days including a brilliant new project 
> called Sophie for multi-media "book" thingies (pardon the jargon :-) ). 
> It also features what I suspect is the largest non-Java set of available 
> llibraries, classes, doodads and plugins of any popularly accessible 
> programming language, including Ruby (at least for now) and possibly 
> excepting JavaScript (if you consider it popularly accessible, which I do).
> 
> There are lots of Smalltalks available, too. A new product called 
> Strongtalk is emerging as the new fair-haired entry because of its speed 
> but it's pretty new and untested.
> 
> Lots and lots of folks still doing Smalltalk, though the crowd seems to 
> remain largely confined to educators and those exploring multimedia, 3D, 
> etc. It's a surprisingly resilient crowd given the passage of more than 
> three decades since its inception.
> 
> On 10/5/06, *Luis* <luis at anachreon.co.uk <mailto:luis at anachreon.co.uk>> 
> wrote:
> 
>     Squeakland (was Etoys) based on Squeak, is a really cool tool for kids
>     to learn with: http://www.squeakland.org/
> 
>     And there's Alice too www.alice.org <http://www.alice.org> (although
>     it looks like they're
>     moving from Squeak to Java).
> 
>     Let's not forget Open Croquet: www.opencroquet.org
>     <http://www.opencroquet.org>
> 
>     Cheers,
> 
>     Luis.
> 
> 
>     Thomas McCarthy wrote:
>      > This is, uhm....ancient. And yet, it looks very useable even now.
>      >
>      >
>     http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4365247885921962429&q=environment&hl=en
>     <http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4365247885921962429&q=environment&hl=en>
>      >
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