VAST (VA Smalltalk)
Enterprise-Grade Live Development Platform

Company Overview

Instantiations was founded in 1988 as one of the most prominent Smalltalk product and consulting companies in the world.

Throughout various partnerships and acquisitions with companies like IBM® and Google®, Instantiations has continued to maintain and expand the VAST (VA Smalltalk) Platform, which provides mission critical software for both small companies and enterprise-grade applications across the globe.

Today, the VAST Platform has grown to support both Intel and ARM-based (32-bit, 64-bit) systems, which enables development for most hardware, including small IoT (Internet of Things) devices.

Online Migration guide
View the VAST Migration Guide PDF


  • VAST (VA Smalltalk) 9.2 Release
    Experience the faster JIT-based virtual machines along with dozens of other enhancements.
    Download VAST 9.2! View the Data Sheet and the Migration Guide PDF.
  • Smalltalks 2019 Recap
    November 13- 15, 2018
    Workshops November 11 - 12
    Universidad Nacional del Comahue
    Neuquén, Argentina.

    If you couldn't attend, catch up on the VA Smalltalk news.
  • ESUG 2019 Recap
    August 26 - 30, 2019
    Camp Smalltalk August 24 - 25
    Cologne, Germany

    If you couldn't attend, catch up on the VA Smalltalk news.


SD Times Award   Business Journal Award
SD Times
Top Innovator
for 3 years
  Business Journal
Fastest Growing
Private 100


Several events for 2020 are being planned. Stay tuned for announcements.