[squeak-dev] what is holding back Smalltalk?
eoca at afip.gov.ar
Fri Nov 21 13:52:30 UTC 2008
> -----Mensaje original-----
> En nombre de Michael van der Gulik
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 12:02 PM, 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. I understand the issues with
> Smalltalk in the past related to license costs and performance, but
> those have been addressed now. Have you tried to convince someone to
> consider Smalltalk and failed to convince them?Why do you think they
> rejected it? What improvements could be made to current Smalltalk
> environments, especially Squeak, that might sway them?
> I'd like to ask how Ruby on Rails got so popular, and what makes it
different from Squeak?
Something to consider is that Ruby enthusiast are happy to say aloud that
they are using Ruby.
But big players keep under tight secret what they consider a key advantage
over it's competitors. Even making it's vendors sing not to tell anybody.
We (me and my smalltalk friends developers) always suspected that. Now I
I you've been at Smalltalks 2008 (Argentina), You now know too ;)
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