FOSDEM '08 is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


Schedule: Squeak: modern development environment for Smalltalk.

Damien Pollet
Day Saturday
Room Ferrer
Start time 18:40
End time 18:55
Duration 00:15
Event type Lightning-Talk
Track Lightning Talks
Language English
Slides (PDF)
Video (Ogg/Theora)
Squeak: modern development environment for Smalltalk.

The talk will give an overview of Squeak the language, the platform, and of the recent advances in the larger Smalltalk community: the Seaside web framework, the release of GNU Smalltalk 3.0.

Squeak is a modern open-source development environment for the classic Smalltalk-80 programming language. Despite being the first purely object-oriented language and environment, Smalltalk is in many ways still far ahead of its successors in promoting a vision of an environment where everything is an object, and anything can change at run-time.