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VAST Platform 2022: ECAP Pre-Release

Every year before Instantiations does a major release, we make an internal, pre-release build of the VAST Platform available to our customers. This internal pre-release is called our Early Customer Access Program (ECAP). The purpose of ECAP is to provide our users with the opportunity to test new features and provide feedback to our engineering […]

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Modernization Doesn't Require a Complex Migration

Updating software is important. We all know that better security, more features, and improved stability are generally a good thing. When software is neglected, high profile issues can occur that result in huge problems! Enterprise systems using IBM® VisualAge® Smalltalk are no exception, but we've seen some organizations leave these applications untouched and out-of-date for […]

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Bridging the Gap with Toit — A Rich Dev Experience for Microcontrollers

Instantiations has been working with IoT (Internet Of Things) technology alongside the VAST Platform for a few years at this point. As a result of this research and development, we're improving VAST and finding new technologies to complement it (one of them you'll read about in this post). Outside of R&D, we're sponsors of the […]

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Online Event: Getting Started with Tonel Tools in VAST

Tonel is a text-based file format used to store Smalltalk source code on disk, and was designed from scratch to be version control system (VCS) friendly. It is widely accepted by the Smalltalk community at this point, so Instantiations saw an opportunity to enhance ENVY (the standard VCS in VAST) by adding Tonel support for […]

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Porting the Latest Seaside to VAST using Tonel Tools

When VAST Platform 2021 (10.0.0) was released earlier this year, the Seaside version it shipped with was v3.2.0 (from 2016). It was time for an update. For our next release, VAST Platform 2022 (11.0.0), we decided it was a good time to port the latest Seaside version (v3.4.4 as of this post), and to create […]

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F.A.S.T. & Instantiations Online Event: May 2021

Earlier this year, F.A.S.T. invited us to speak to their community about what Instantiations is doing from a business, marketing, and technical perspective. The event, Constant Refinement and Continuing Progress at Instantiations, took place on May 20, 2021. F.A.S.T was a great host which led to the event being a success with many attendees and […]

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Constant Refinement. Continuing Progress.

At this point, you've certainly noticed the Instantiations logo, website, and VAST branding are significantly different than before. We're still the same company you've known for years, but we've made these changes to better reflect the current state of our business that's diversifying with expanded services and new technologies. On the surface, it might look like we've made […]

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