[squeak-dev] Smalltalk for small projects only?

David Corking lists at dcorking.com
Sun Jan 29 20:21:32 UTC 2012

Hans-Martin Mosner wrote:
> What were the actual reasons for DabbleDB to go under ...?

DabbleDB didn't go under. It was purchased by Twitter, who moved it to
San Francisco, in order for Twitter to make use of its Smalltalk
expertise and the Trendly product.

The question is merely: why did Twitter choose to close down the
DabbleDB product (rather than sell the business or recruit a
maintenance staff)?(*)

Another useful question: what is Twitter doing successfully with
Smalltalk that helps to change the world?


* p.s. The answer may be more of a business one: could a tiny business
like DabbleDB compete with established products like Access, Excel,
Sybase, dBase and SQL Server, just by being easier to use? (Not to
mention several other data management tools that were on the lips of
business and office administration types before DabbleDB.)

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