[squeak-dev] [ANN] Magma 1.5
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Thu Aug 13 18:17:08 UTC 2015
what about Pharo?
On Thursday, August 13, 2015, Kjell Godo <squeaklist at gmail.com> wrote:
> what is a deformant design?
> is this mainly for single separate users?
> can this scale on a server side?
> it can be used on the client side
> On Thursday, August 13, 2015, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com
>> Cool - congratulations Chris!
>> > I am pleased to announce version 1.5 of Magma for Squeak 5, now
>> > available on SqueakMap. Magma allows multiple Squeak images to
>> > collaborate on a single, large object model, with the robustness and
>> > control expected from a database. It offers the most transparent db
>> > access possible for Smalltalk, affording the user the ability to
>> > develop complex, performant designs, iteratively, on-the-fly.
>> > It has been designed for "continuous flow" development, the way
>> > Smalltalkers like and expect to work. For example, I could have
>> > connections open to 3 separate databases, open transactions in any of
>> > them, and having restructured a class hierarchy in the model, and
>> > stepping through the debugger when that "final boarding call" for my
>> > flight is announced.
>> > Thanks to the image, this scenario has never been a problem for
>> > Smalltalkers and Magma is deliberate to ensure this flow is
>> > maintained. Once at 10K feet, I can resume stepping through that same
>> > debugger within 5 seconds of restarting the image, DB connections
>> > intact, commit my transactions when I'm ready, done. Magma handles
>> > every aspect of that use-case correctly even in multi-user
>> > environments, and has so many safety and integrity features, it is the
>> > safest way to develop and keep a model in Squeak.
>> > This release coincides with the release of Squeak 5, and has many
>> > improvements and fixes over Magma 1.4. Detailed notes about these
>> > improvements are available at http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6209.
>> > - Chris
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