VA Smalltalk Forum Europe 2010 Recordings and Slides

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Smalltalk Business Update
Mike Taylor, Instantiations

An update on the status of the VA Smalltalk business, as well as discussion of 2009, strategies for 2010, and beyond.

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State of Smalltalk / State of the Industry
Georg Heeg, STIC

The primary objective of STIC as a multi-vendor association is to promote the joint goals: "To create and increase awareness of Smalltalk" and "To promote Smalltalk as the superior technology for the construction of information systems." Georg provides his view on why Smalltalk is the superior technology and how this can benefit the industry.

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VA Smalltalk 8.0.2 Update
John O’Keefe, Instantiations

This session introduces the newly-available VA Smalltalk V8.0.2 release, delves into the new capabilities available with it, and touches on additional capabilities we plan to deliver in the near-term follow-on releases.

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Get Your Project Back in Shape! - How a Few Techniques Can Change Your (Project’s) Life
Joachim Tuchel, objektfabrik

Many Smalltalk projects have a history of 10-15+ years, and they suffer from the same problem: after the initial phases of the project have been completed, new techniques and tools are frequently not adopted. Although the reasons for lack of change can be well-intentioned, the irony is that many of these techniques - like automatic builds, unit tests, refactoring and more - come from Smalltalk projects that were developed by Smalltalkers. Joachim shows a few such techniques and tools that can increase your productivity in development, team collaboration, quality assurance and deployment. By changing a few habits, you can significantly affect deliverables and make your life easier. Don't be shy, there's no rocket science involved!

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Seaside – How it’s Different and Why You Should Care
Lukas Renggli, Seaside Core-Developer and co-author of Dynamic Web Development with Seaside book

Seaside does many things differently from what is considered best practice in Web development. This summarizes new patterns of Web development and demonstrates why they are beneficial to build highly interactive Web applications quickly, reusably and maintainably. Moreover the presentation covers the unique integration of Seaside with popular Javascript frameworks, such as jQuery and jQueryUI.

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Smalltalk as a Service – Let Others Benefit from Your Mission-Critical Application
Sebastian Heidbrink, Tricept Informationssysteme AG

This session shows you how Tricept's fat client server conversion enables others to use your reliable, or even mission critical, business logic via web services. Sebastian delivers insight into a sample server application architecture and how it might become integrated into your service oriented system environment. See how competitive this solution is and how you can benefit from staying with or expanding with VASmalltalk.

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Invoking a VA Smalltalk Hosted Web Service from ASP. NET
Diane Engles, Instantiations

This presentation demonstrates how to create and deploy a simple web service in VA Smalltalk, and how to invoke it from a Visual Studio Express Visual Basic web site running under IIS. After a short slide presentation, a live demo follows that takes the user step by step through creating and deploying the web service, creating and deploying necessary proxy files into the ASP.NET environment, and invoking the web service from a simple Visual Basic ASP.NET web page.

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Experience Report - Porting Packages from Pharo to VA Smalltalk
John O’Keefe, Instantiations

In the course of porting Seaside from Squeak (and now from Pharo) to VA Smalltalk, various code structures, tools, and techniques have been developed. In this talk John shares his experiences both in doing the port and in helping develop the tools and code structures in Pharo that ease porting. Others have used some of this work to help with porting Seaside add-ons which are available in the VAStGoodies.com code repository. So it seems appropriate to also include some introductory remarks on VAStGoodies.com repository and its proper usage when posting projects (project annotations, notes and comments, developer information and so on).

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