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 greater functionality and flexibility.
Development on Tonel Tools for VAST began in September 2019, and official support started when it shipped as a feature within VAST Platform 2021 (10.0.0) in March 2021.
We knew we wanted to help our VAST Platform users get up-to-speed on these new features quickly and easily, so on September 9, 2021, we hosted the webinar: "Getting Started with Tonel Tools in VAST."
The webinar discussed how to use the new Tonel Tools features with step-by-step instructions and practical examples. Using this webinar and Tonel for VAST documentation as a guide, it’s now easier to use file-based version control systems like Git, leverage tools like GitHub, and even port code from other Smalltalk dialects.
While most viewers can learn something new from watching this presentation, it's mostly geared towards VAST Platform developers and those in technical roles.
Mariano Martinez Peck
Senior Software Engineer
Senior Software Developer
2 hour runtime (1 hr presentation with 1 hr Q&A)