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1999a: SmallTalk

(by David Kramer; January 20, 1999)

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Meeting Notes - Smalltalk, Wed 20 Jan 1999

Meeting Notes - Smalltalk, Wed 20 Jan 1999

Taken by David Kramer

BLU 01/20/99 4-370

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SMALLTALK
SIMPLE SYNTAX
	5 RESERVE WORDS
	EXTENSIVE CLASS LIB
	INTERACTIVE, ITERATIVE DEVELOPMENT
		INCREMENTALLY COMPILED ON METHOD LEVEL
DOES EVERYTHING JAVA DOES BUT BETTER
ANSI X3J20
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OBJECTSHARE CORP  VISUALWORKS  JAMES ROBERTSON
	FORMED FROM PARCPLACE (FROM XEROX PARC) AND DIGITALK?
	LARGE APPS, FORTUNE 100
	BINARY PORTABLILITY, NOT SOURCE LEVEL
	DB(ORA/SY/ODBC) DLL&C CORBA COM PROFILING HELPS 
	WWW JAVA SRC CODE CONTROL GEOMAPPING 
	DYNAMIC LOAD CLASS LIBS LIKE JAVA
	UI PAINTER DB INTERFACE FULL COMPILER
	CHAMELEON LOOK AND FEEL- MAKE THE APP LOOK LIKE ANY UI
	PARCEL=CLASS LIB,BUT CAN BE SMALLER MODULARITY
	ANY CLASS CAN BE OVERRIDDEN
	VISUALWAVE- DEPLOY TO THE WEB
		HTML JAVASCRIPT FRAMES AUTO GENERATED
		SESSION STATE SAVED AUTOMATICALLLY
	CORBA  COM
		CORBA CONNECTIVITY VERY EASY.
			BIND+PUBLISH/UNBIND
	C <--> SMALLTALK
	ORACLE OBJECT MAPPING TO TABLES, ETC 
	WINXX SOLARIS HP AIX PMAC DEC SGI LINUX(GLIBC2)
CLASSES ARE OBJECTS, 
	YOU CAN USE METHODS TO FIND OUT LOTS ABOUT A CLASS
YOU CAN REMOTE BROWSE/DEBUG/RUN CODE ON OTHER PLATFORM
"THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SMALLTALK" AMAZON.COM
AN OBJECT CAN NOTIFY OTHER METHODS ONCHANGE AUTOMATICALLY
VM=640K   FULL PACKAGE=16MB   BASE IMAGE=4MB

COMP.LANG.SMALLTALK




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