VAST Platform (VA Smalltalk) Resources Overview

Valuable resources about both VAST and Smalltalk in general.



Case Studies
Case Studies

VA Smalltalk Enables 24/7 SaaS Human Resources Management Solution

HRworks relies on VA Smalltalk to provide its corporate customers with human resource management solutions like travel expense reporting, tracking employee absences and much more. HRworks powerful capabilities are provided via an elegant internet browser-based interface wherever and whenever it is needed resulting in lowered costs and increased productivity

VA Smalltalk Makes Its Mark on Merchandise Management

Retail IT Solutions Provider, maxess systemhaus gmbh,
Relies on VA Smalltalk for Fast, Flexible, High-Quality System Development

Data Sheets

VA Smalltalk Datasheet

Provides an overview of VA Smalltalk functionality,
including system requirements


VA Smalltalk Code Completion - STIC 2012  (PDF)

Seth Berman's code completion Presentation

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Catch up on any Smalltalk industry conferences you missed, or refresh yourself on the VA Smalltalk information spotlighted at these events.


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Videos & Podcasts

Over 140 Technical Topics

ST 4U 68: Save and Start a New VA Image

The ST 4U videos are designed to be short introductions on various aspects of VA Smalltalk. Topics include how to effectively develop and test code using development time tooling, what general purpose classes are available in the code repository, how to get started with application-specific features such as database support, Seaside, web services, how to use the log4s framework, and what openly licensed code is provided by our VA Smalltalk community.

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IBM Red Books

IBM Redbooks are technical books developed and published by IBM's International Technical Support Organization. Find information of various aspects of VisualAge which are still pertinent in VA Smalltalk.

Dynamic Web Development with Seaside

Instantiations is proud to sponsor the book, "Dynamic Web Development with Seaside" by  Michael Davies, Stéphane Ducasse, Lukas Renggli, C. David Shaffer, Rick Zaccone  Learn more at

Free Online Smalltalk books

Stephane Ducasse has an online library of Smalltalk books.
Ivan Tomak's Joy of Smalltalk is good for the beginning Smalltalker.

Chamond Liu's Book Re-issued!

Smalltalk, Objects, and Design is available in softcover.

Available on Amazon

IBM Smalltalk: The Language (Addison-Wesley Object Technology Series)
Paperback - February 5, 1995
by David N. Smith
provides a good for introduction to VA Smalltalk.

Analyst Comments

Smalltalk is cool again! Gartner Commentary


A Smalltalk Virtual Machine Architectural Model

An article written by Allen Wirfs-Brock and Pat Caudill

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What’s New

Learn what's new in VA Smalltalk

Version History

See the history and product roadmap for VA Smalltalk

'Built with VAST' icons

Download icons for use on blogs, web pages and in VAST-based applications to indicate a product is built using VA Smalltalk.