Friday, March 06, 2009

Time for Smalltalk again

March 24th, I’ll be giving another presentation on Smalltalk at the Scandinavian Developers Conference

The presentation will include:

  • An introduction to Smalltalk.
  • An overview of the language.
  • A very basic enumeration of the persistence options in Smalltalk.
  • Highlights from Seaside, templating in Smalltalk, and continuations.
  • Finally I will wrap up with the reason the Smalltalk is still the best language when it comes to small and medium scale development. The living environment than enables refactoring and the complete availability of open classes that allows putting functionality in its proper place.

The presentation will be a mix between live demos and slides.


Mystylplx said...

How did the talk go?

And why is smalltalk only the best for small and medium development?

Anders Janmyr said...


The talk went very well, thank you.

The reason for small to medium size development is that Seaside is continuation-based and this uses more resources than a restful API. So a Google size web application just wont cut it in Seaside.

Smalltalk itself is not the problem.