Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Seaside Marketing

After Giles Bowkett posts about Seaside's "Marketing Problem" there is a nice reaction from Kurt Schrader.

I totally agree with Kurt. Seaside rocks compared to other web technologies.
I can show it to other people, they are all fascinated but go back and use file editors and other primitive tools and frameworks. They restart the web server after each major refactoring and read many books and specs about predefined behavior and XML configurations. Sometimes I'm amongst them to make a living ;)

But I dont care. I know and use Smalltalk since many years - it still is my secret weapon. I'm always a step ahead and much more productive with it.

Here is an example: I once created an applications using Seaside and finished it within a month. It took an external team (3 people) nearly one year to recreate it using Java technology for the same functionality.

The reason is simple: in Smalltalk I can keep the focus on the problem. Especially web development with Java is bloated with very specialized frameworks these days. If you ever worked with JSP/JSF/Struts/CF/EJB/... you know what I'm talking about.

Only a few people looking for Rails and other dynamic alternatives ...

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Magritte/Seaside based model editor

Pavel announced a small flash demo of the Magritte based model editor (based on the seaside web framework) with direct code generation.



Smalltalk Books again

Have a look at Google Books:

Monday, May 21, 2007


Smalltalk-ish at Microsoft

Jon Udell talks with Alan Wirfs-Brock (who is now at Microsoft) about Smalltalk and dynamic languages. Really interesting talk ...

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Scratch on BBC

There is an article (including a video) about Scratch on the BBC news site. Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten group using Squeak Smalltalk.

The weekly squeak also reports that Scratch unleashed new projects website


Interviewing Avi on Seaside

Found another interview with Avi about Seaside and his presentation from ETECH 2007. You should also read this writeup if you are interested in the topic.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Machu Picchu in Croquet

The arts metaverse web site includes a video about "Machu Picchu in Croquet". See

Croquet is based on Squeak Smalltalk.

Thursday, May 03, 2007


Arts Metaverse

Tim Wang is currently working with the Croquet Consortium (Julian Lombardi, David Smith and Mark McCahill) on a project called Arts Metaverse, which in short is to use high quality 3D models inside of Croquet to teach arts related topics (Art History, Archeology, Classical Studies etc...).

He has an e-learning related blog at: with some nice videos about the things they do with OpenCroquet.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


Software Architecture Group Games for OLPC

Looks like Robert's Software Architecture Group developed small projects running in the Squeak/Etoys image for the One Laptop per Child initiative:


GLASS - Gemstone, Linux, Apache, Seaside and Smalltalk

From Ians blog: After LAMP/WAMP stacks for web development we now have GLASS for the Smalltalk community:

G - Gemstone/S Object Server
L - Linux
A - Apache
S - Seaside
S - Smalltalk

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