Promoting Squeak/Smalltalk

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at
Thu Jan 31 21:22:28 UTC 2008

Hi david

This is wonderful. I would love to be 14 y old.
Open squeak red everything and again and again. Then fix it. Propose  
better implementation idea.
Imagine you can learn a lot. I would love to be able to do that.

Then to answer your question:
	- everyday everybody can something with his own strength
	- have fun
	- we are writing other books
	some people are developing cool software (seaside and others).

There are quite large application in Smalltalk, JPMorgan, Gemstone....
but indeed we have to face it the road is long.


On Jan 29, 2008, at 11:45 PM, David Zmick wrote:

> I have been wondering how to make smalltalk a more "popular"  
> language, because i think it is excellent, and i think it would be  
> good to try to get other people to use it, because, i don't notice  
> to many younger programmers, like myself, using smalltalk, though, i  
> may be wrong.  One of the first thing i would think of to promote  
> smalltalk would be writing programs in smalltalk instead of just  
> making smalltalk better, i am not trying to discourage improvement  
> on smalltalk, but if all you are developing is a language for people  
> to continue to develop a language in, it seems like a waste of  
> time.  The only program I know about, as in big, large scale  
> programs, written in smalltalk is PetroVR, i may be wrong there to,  
> but i see smalltalk as an excellent development environment and  
> language, but, nothing big is written in it, and it will never grow  
> if the community is focused entirely on making smalltalk better.  I  
> might be completely wrong, but that is what i have seen, but, i have  
> only really payed attention for a couple of months, and i think it  
> would be good to see some growth in smalltalk's popularity. :)

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