VA Smalltalk V8 Preview

by John O’Keefe

The Instantiations VA Smalltalk product continues to evolve. This talk will focus on the new capabilities that will be included in V8.0 as well as our product directions beyond that release. You will see Seaside 2.8.1 (or maybe 2.9), enhanced browsers, new document delivery system, and more.

Bio: I have been in software development for over 40 years, with the first 25 years spent developing in everything from assembly language to PL/I and SNOBOL. I joined the original IBM Smalltalk prototype team in 1990 and was a founding member of the IBM VisualAge Smalltalk development team. I was Team Lead and Chief Architect of IBM VisualAge Smalltalk from 1997 to 2007. In Feburary 2007, I joined Instantiations to lead the VA Smalltalk development team. I am currently focusing on porting Seaside to VA Smalltalk.