"Real" Projects in Smalltalk 
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 "Real" Projects in Smalltalk

Hello everyone.
Yes, I *know* the question of "what *real* projects have been implemented
in Smalltalk?" has been asked time and again, but I do have a good reason
for asking it one more time. You see, I am giving a talk at Software
Development West in April titled "Smalltalk 101." The description of this
talk is as follows:

This workshop presents an introduction to Object Technology and Smalltalk
language for software developers and their managers who are wishing to
make the transition to OT and are not quite yet certain where to start.
I'll try to answer the question "Why not start with Smalltalk?" in a way
that highlights the simplicity and power of the language.

It is inevitable that participants will ask "So, what *real*
projects/systems have been implemented in Smalltalk?" I'd like to give a
cogent, thorough, and meaningful answer, but to do this I need your help.
While personal stories are good, I'm really looking for published case
studies or marketing literature from Smalltalk consultants or vendors
about the projects they've completed using Smalltalk. I am especially
interested in hearing from those of you using VisualAge, since I've only
used Smalltalk/V and VisualWorks.

You can also send me pitfalls and failed projects. I know the reasons why
projects fail, but sharing information about such projects is the way we
keep ourselves strong.

If you are a Smalltalk "fanatic", please refrain from flaming me for
asking an often-asked question. I've looked in the Smalltalk archives and
FAQs and did not find what I need. Indeed, if you *are* such a fanatic, I
look forward to your help in making certain this talk is a rousing
success.

Luke Hohmann
Author of "Journey of the Software Professional: A Sociology of Software
Development"
http://www.*-*-*.com/



Thu, 05 Aug 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
 "Real" Projects in Smalltalk

Quote:

>Hello everyone.
>Yes, I *know* the question of "what *real* projects have been implemented
>in Smalltalk?" has been asked time and again, but I do have a good reason
>for asking it one more time. You see, I am giving a talk at Software
>Development West in April titled "Smalltalk 101." The description of this
>talk is as follows:

>This workshop presents an introduction to Object Technology and Smalltalk
>language for software developers and their managers who are wishing to
>make the transition to OT and are not quite yet certain where to start.
>I'll try to answer the question "Why not start with Smalltalk?" in a way
>that highlights the simplicity and power of the language.

Try http://www.hcm-inc.com.

I work there, and even with my limited exposure to OO projects, I liked what I
saw (why I joined). The domain of the products (Healthcare) is *highly* suited
to pure OO development.

Quote:
>It is inevitable that participants will ask "So, what *real*
>projects/systems have been implemented in Smalltalk?" I'd like to give a
>cogent, thorough, and meaningful answer, but to do this I need your help.
>While personal stories are good, I'm really looking for published case
>studies or marketing literature from Smalltalk consultants or vendors
>about the projects they've completed using Smalltalk. I am especially
>interested in hearing from those of you using VisualAge, since I've only
>used Smalltalk/V and VisualWorks.

-Raj Seshadri

Systems Specialist, HCm

Disclaimer: All of the above opinions are mine, and may not be
consistent with those of HCm or any of their employees



Sat, 07 Aug 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
 "Real" Projects in Smalltalk


Quote:
>Hello everyone.
>Yes, I *know* the question of "what *real* projects have been implemented
>in Smalltalk?" has been asked time and again, but I do have a good reason
>for asking it one more time.

Hi Luke,

I'd be delighted to talk with you informally about what has been
happening with Chrysler's Smalltalk payroll project, which is very
real and very successful.  Nothing published yet.

If you'd like to chat about it, drop me an email.

Hope you're having fun ... wherever you are,

Ron Jeffries
Smalltalker
How do I know what I think until I see what I type?



Sat, 07 Aug 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
 
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