Here is the announcement. Most delightful Smalltalk interpreter ever.
If you’ve ever wondered how to do version control in a Smalltalk system then check out these videos that Andy Bower recorded for our benefit:
Sts Setup: http://bit.ly/StsSetup
Sts Projects: http://bit.ly/StsProjects
Sts Changes: http://bit.ly/StsPkgChanges
Sts Project Changes: http://bit.ly/StsProjChanges
Sts Community Repository: http://bit.ly/StsCommRepo
(lost the source)
As promised I have put up a blog post on how to get Dolphin running native under Wine (in this particular case on Mac OSX using a free product called WineSkin). You can find the blog at:
There are a few videos to go along with the blog and these can be found in the OA video library at:
Dolphin is very nice; good libraries and pleasant to use.
Dolphin Smalltalk has a nice new website and lower price.
Hope those guys keep making it.
Pharo is a fork from the Squeak open-source Smalltalk. We decided to start Pharo because as active Squeakers, and responsible for Squeak 3.9, we felt the need to reconsider choices made. We want to create a better Smalltalk and be free to enhance it without fear of backwards compatibility to Squeak.
Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web.
Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create and share Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
I wonder how this compared to PLT Worlds.
Here is the main page for Pharo Smalltalk; it looks pretty interesting.
From talking to a Squeak maintainer; I got the impression that a lot of Squeak developers and maintainers feel sort of a love hate thing with Squeak. On the one hand it has so much history and it is such a great tool that they loathe change. On the other hand, the inability to change things is the biggest issue in moving forward.
From the page on An Introduction to Seaside:
Seaside is a Web development framework implemented in Smalltalk. It allows the easy creation of powerful Web applications using high level abstractions on the application components and on the underlying hypertext transfer protocol.
While I have not read this book, I did take a dive into Squeak Smalltalk and heard a wonderful 4 hour presentation on Seaside by Avi Bryant. Seaside takes a novel approach to web application development that looks quite fun.
This book looks like a great read!