[Newbies] Re: [squeak-dev] Nothing much [was: what is holding back Smalltalk?]

Steven W Riggins mailinglists at geeksrus.com
Fri Nov 21 09:47:10 UTC 2008

I heard that google hired developers with deep Smalltalk  

On Nov 21, 2008, at 12:28 AM, Klaus D. Witzel wrote:

> On Fri, 21 Nov 2008 00:02:47 +0100, Mark Volkmann <mark at ociweb.com>  
> wrote:
>> I don't have a lot of experience with Smalltalk yet, but I really  
>> love what I've seen so far.
>> I'm curious what experienced Smalltalkers see as some of the  
>> reasons why it doesn't attract more attention.
> Me thinks that the Smalltalk community is healthy and vibrant--it is  
> "just" a community form one would not expect for Ruby or Python or  
> Perl, etc. To get impression of my impression take a look at what  
> *actually* happened during the *recent* months:
> - Exupery (native x86 methods) powers Huemul
> - Seaside (web++ framework++) powers GLASS
> - Hydra (multiple parallel .images) powers Croquet .images
> - Google hires developers with deep Smalltalk experience
> - two more gods to be worshipped in the VM temple ;)
> - Squeak powers NewSpeak
> - new book Squeak by Example (creative commons license)
> - port of OpenDBX to Squeak (still not on windoze)
> - port of Squeak/VM to "another" smartphone platform ;)
> - DrGeo made it to the XO (OLPC)
> - fresh new subcommunity Pharo
> - attempt? to port Moose (world class sw analysis) to Squeak
> - Google hires developers with deep Smalltalk experience
> - Squeak web site migrated to/powered by Aida/Web Squeak
> - 4 (four) projects run through 2008's Goggle Summer of Code
> - the "everybody needs it" Safara from GSoC as yet not in mainstream
> - the "everybody needs it" Squeak GTK from GSoC as yet not in  
> mainstream
> - IBM builds Smalltalk IDE inside Eclipse
> - Google hires developers with deep Smalltalk experience
> - ESUG 2008 conference draws more attendands than ever
> That list is of course incomplete, for example one wants to add the  
> many noobs who joined #squeak and the beginners mailing list.
> I do not think that *soo* much is holding back Smalltalk ;)
> /Klaus

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