New Website!

We have a new website and a new logo for our community. Go Smalltalk!

Smalltalk was designed for Kids!

Yes! Alan Kay was trying to develop an environment to be used in the education of our kids.

Did you Know that Smalltalk was created in 70's at Xerox?

The use of the mouse, the "copy and paste", the bitblt and others technologies was firstly created in Smalltalk. Steve Jobs saw those ideas at Xerox and he developed a new language, Objective-C.

Mailing List in Spanish!

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May 10, 2010

GemStone Systems acquired by SpringSource

Our community was shocked with the news about the acquisition of Gemstone Systems by Springsource, a VMware division. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition would help VMware to advance in its vision for cloud computing. The focus maybe is in GemFire, a product which distributes data to reduce network latency. However, Springsource said that it will continue to fully support GemStone's products. It has been a big debate in our list about this, and the experience with acquisitions in the past.
We all know that Smalltalk is not the mainstream, but we hope that in the future Gemstone/S will continue to grow.


ESUG call for contribution + student volunteer programs

18th International Smalltalk Joint Conference - Call for Contributions
Barcelona, Spain
September 13 - 17, 2010; Camp Smalltalk September 11-12
This call includes:
For the past 18 years, the European Smalltalk User Group (ESUG) has organised the International Smalltalk Conference, a lively forum on cutting edge software technologies that attract people from both academia and industry for a whole week. The attendees are both engineers using Smalltalk in business and students and teachers using Smalltalk both for research and didactic purposes.
As every year, this year's edition of the largest European Smalltalk event will include the regular Smalltalk developers conference with renowned invited speakers, a Smalltalk camp that proves fruitful for interactions and discussions. Besides, this year will be held the:
New this year:
  • There will be a business day: thursday 16th of September 2010. The focus will be on "Agile Development Processes and Smalltalk"
  • ESUG will offer 10 free entrance tickets. To get a free ticket you should send a mail to the esug board (

    Subject: [ESUG 2010 Free entrance] + your name
    And you should write a small motivation. 
You can support the ESUG conference in many different ways:
  • Sponsor the conference. New sponsoring packages are described at
  • Submit a talk, a software or a paper to one of the events. See below.
  • Attend the conference. We'd like to beat the previous record of attendance (156 participants at Brest and 170 people at Amsterdam)!
  • Students can get free registration and hosting if they enroll into the the Student Volunteers program. See below.
Developers Forum: International Smalltalk Developers Conference
This year we are looking for YOUR experience on using Smalltalk. In addition, we are looking for tutorials. The list of topics includes, but is not limited to the following:
  • XP practices
  • Development tools
  • Experience reports
  • Model driven development
  • Web development
  • Team management
  • Meta-Modeling
  • Security
  • New libraries & frameworks
  • Educational material
  • Embedded systems and robotics
  • SOA and Web services
  • Interaction with other programming languages
Submissions due on 1 July  2010. Notification of acceptance on 15 of July 2010
How to submit?
Pay attention: the places are limited so do not wait till the last minute to apply. Prospective presenters should submit a request to AND following the template below. Please use this template since the emails will be automatically processed!

Subject: [ESUG 2010 Developers] + your name
First Name:
Last Name:
Email where you can always be reached:

Any presentation not respecting this form will be discarded automatically

Innovation Technology Award
We are proud to announce the 6th Innovation Technology Awards. The top 3 teams with the most innovative software will receive, respectively, 500 Euros, 300 Euros and 200 Euros during an awards ceremony at the conference. Developers of any Smalltalk-based software are welcome to compete. This year we will request 3-5min videos. More information here.

Student Volunteer Program
If you are a student wanting to attend ESUG, have you considered being a student volunteer? Student volunteers help keep the conference running smoothly; in return, they have free accommodations, while still having most of the time to enjoy the conference. 
More information at:
We hope to see you there and have fun together.

May 2, 2010

About the projects voted in the Smalltalk GSoC

In the web of the Smalltalk Google Summer of Code (GSoC), organized by ESUG this year, we could read that in the final list are 4 students from Argentina. This represents a really good surprise for the Smalltalk hispanic community. We wish them the best of luck and we're proud of them.

Go Smalltalk!