[squeak-dev] Location-Aware Networks,
Context and Business-Intelligence
garduino at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 23:52:44 UTC 2012
Yes, I agree with David, not a lot of new systems can claim such
Thanks by share the history Chris, we (in Smalltalk world) need lot of such
sort of experiences!
2012/4/26 David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com>
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 11:56:46AM -0500, Chris Muller wrote:
> > If anyone is interested in a story about Squeak being used in real
> > business today, the slides for my STIC 2012 talk are available on
> > STIC's website.
> > It's an experience report about an upgrade to 4Dst's "Awareness
> > Engine" product, a Squeak-based telephone switching system which they
> > market. In 2011, a GIS module plug-in was integrated into the
> > application to provide regional call routing capability to this
> > production system which has been running continuously since 2009.
> > What's not mentioned in the talk is that we simultaneously upgraded
> > the underlying Smalltalk platform from Squeak 3.9 to 4.2 (a
> > significant improvement). Squeak's practical attitude about
> > backward-compatibility proved to be very business-friendly -- the
> > upgrade was completed rapidly and implemented into production without
> > issues.
> Thanks for sharing this Chris. Zero service interruptions since August 2009
> is very good performance, and is hard to achieve with any new software
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