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Dart at STIC 2012

April 22, 2012 8:48:27.000

The Dart presentation (from Eric Clayberg) at STIC 2012 is now online - you can watch it on the STIC site.

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Big Poop Keynote at STIC 2012

April 22, 2012 11:50:49.000

The video for Sam Adams keynote on parallelism and OO is now available on the STIC site.

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IM 74: Cloud Foundry, Part 1

April 22, 2012 15:25:27.515

Welcome to episode 74 of Independent Misinterpretations - a Smalltalk and dynamic language oriented podcast with James Robertson and David Buck.

This week we have an interview with James Foster of VMWare. We spoke about Cloud Foundry, and James' work getting Gemstone to be an avilable option there. You can learn more about how to get started with that on James' blog. This is part 1 of 2 - part 2 is coming next week.

You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes (or any other podcatching software) using this feed directly or in iTunes with this one.

To listen now, you can either download the mp3 edition, or the AAC edition. The AAC edition comes with chapter markers. You can subscribe to either edition of the podcast directly in iTunes; just search for Smalltalk and look in the Podcast results. You can subscribe to the mp3 edition directly using this feed, or the AAC edition using this feed using any podcatching software. You can also download the podcast in ogg format.

If you like the music we use, please visit Josh Woodward's site. We use the song Troublemaker for our intro/outro music. I'm sure he'd appreciate your support!

If you have feedback, send it to jarober@gmail.com - or visit us on Facebook - you can subscribe in iTunes using this iTunes enabled feed.. If you enjoy the podcast, pass the word - we would love to have more people hear about Smalltalk!

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IM 74: Cloud Foundry, Part 1

April 22, 2012 15:25:59.812

Welcome to episode 74 of Independent Misinterpretations - a Smalltalk and dynamic language oriented podcast with James Robertson and David Buck.

This week we have an interview with James Foster of VMWare. We spoke about Cloud Foundry, and James' work getting Gemstone to be an avilable option there. You can learn more about how to get started with that on James' blog. This is part 1 of 2 - part 2 is coming next week.

You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes (or any other podcatching software) using this feed directly or in iTunes with this one.

To listen now, you can either download the mp3 edition, or the AAC edition. The AAC edition comes with chapter markers. You can subscribe to either edition of the podcast directly in iTunes; just search for Smalltalk and look in the Podcast results. You can subscribe to the mp3 edition directly using this feed, or the AAC edition using this feed using any podcatching software. You can also download the podcast in ogg format.

If you like the music we use, please visit Josh Woodward's site. We use the song Troublemaker for our intro/outro music. I'm sure he'd appreciate your support!

If you have feedback, send it to jarober@gmail.com - or visit us on Facebook - you can subscribe in iTunes using this iTunes enabled feed.. If you enjoy the podcast, pass the word - we would love to have more people hear about Smalltalk!

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ST 4U 223: Allocation Profiling in VisualWorks

April 23, 2012 9:58:14.831

Today's Smalltalk 4 You looks at the allocation profiler in VisualWorks (the same tool is available for ObjectStudio). If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube. To watch now, click on the image below:

allocations

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Pharo 2.0 Begins

April 23, 2012 19:03:03.963

Pharo continues to march forward.

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JS 4U 151: Event Namespaces

April 24, 2012 8:49:53.039

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Today's Javascript 4 You looks at finding the namespace (in JQuery) that an event triggered in - useful for plugin developers. If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube.

Join the Facebook Group to discuss the tutorials. You can view the archives here.

To watch now, click on the image below:

event namespace

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PDF From Pharo

April 25, 2012 8:21:54.647

Need to produce PDF from Pharo? Then you might want to have a look at Artefact:

My project is in progress and many things are not finalized (no documentation, not enough unit tests, etc.). But, you can produce PDF documents with metadata, multiple page formats in a same document, draw tables, write text and paragraphs, play with colors and grey levels.

To load it, try:


MCHttpRepository
    location: 'http://www.squeaksource.com/artefact'
    user: ''
    password: ''

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ST 4U 224: Getting Started With OLE Controls in VA Smalltalk

April 25, 2012 10:37:11.856

Today's Smalltalk 4 You starts looking at OLE interfaces in VA Smalltalk, starting with something very simple - a graphics pane on a bitmap. If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube. To watch now, click on the image below:

OLE.

If you have trouble viewing that directly, you can click here to download the video directly. If you need the video in a Windows Media format, then download that here.

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Today we'll start looking at using OLE components in VA Smalltalk - starting off with the simplest example possible: using the graphics control to display a bitmap graphic. First, load the OLE support (VA OLE support) from the features tool:

Features

Next, open up the VA Organizer and create a new application and (visual) part:

New Part

That will take you to the composition editor. On the lower left side of the tools section, you should see a new "OLE" category. Select that, and then pick the first (OLE Client) control from the list:

OLE Parts

Right click on the part, and go to settings. Towards the bottom, you should see "sourcePath". We are going to hit the chooser, and select the BMP file to drop in here.

OLE Client

It should render immediately:

OLE Graphic

Finally, go to the File menu and select "Test". You should see your graphic in a new window:

OLE Graphic

Need more help? There's a screencast for other topics like this which you may want to watch. Questions? Try the "Chat with James" Google gadget over in the sidebar.

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JS 4U 152: Preventing the Default Event

April 26, 2012 8:16:54.209

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Today's Javascript 4 You looks at preventing the default event handling (for a link, for example), and swapping in your own. If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube.

Join the Facebook Group to discuss the tutorials. You can view the archives here.

To watch now, click on the image below:

preventing event

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Skyrim DLC Inbound?

April 27, 2012 0:06:36.025

it looks like the long wait for Skyrim DLC might be ending (at least for those of us with Xboxes):

After a few weeks of teasing, Bethesda may actually announce the downloadable content for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim soon. Bethesda's PR man Pete Hines said today that more information could be released as early as next week.

Given my work/travel schedule, the new DLC could easily ship while I'm Dallas, leaving me cursing about the exclusive too...

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ST 4U 225: Embedding a Windows Application in VA Smalltalk

April 27, 2012 10:55:18.709

Today's Smalltalk 4 You looks at embedding a standard windows app (WordPad in this case) into a VA Smalltalk window. If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube. To watch now, click on the image below:

OLE.

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You can also watch it on YouTube:


Today we'll use the VA OLE support to embed a Windows application into a VA Smalltalk window. We'll use a standard editor - WordPad. To get started, open the VA Organizer, create a new application and part, and add in an OLE client control (To see those steps, refer to this tutorial.

OLE Client

Double click on the client part, scroll down to "clientName", and select one of the available options from the drop down. THe list will vary based on what you have installed on your system; we'll pick WordPad, which should always be available:

client

Next, we'll change decorationPolicy and focusDecorationPolicy to XmNONE - this will remove any application borders, embedding the tool completely into our window:

display

Finally, go to File>>Test, and see the embedding in action:

OLE Editor

Need more help? There's a screencast for other topics like this which you may want to watch. Questions? Try the "Chat with James" Google gadget over in the sidebar.

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Exhibit A in Why Patents Have Gone Rogue

April 27, 2012 15:04:50.365

It's things like this that make me think we would be better off with no patent or copyright law, compared to what we have now:

A Colorado man says Apple’s smart cover for the new iPad and the iPad 2 violate his 2005 patent for a “Portable Computer Case.”

That doesn't mean that a complete absence of copyrights and patents would be a good thing; it simply means that things are so bad now that a complete free for all would actually be an improvement. What should really be done is a full repeal of copyright and patent law, with a reset to whatever existed after the first set of laws passed at the founding of the Republic....

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IM 75: Cloud Foundry, Part 2

April 29, 2012 11:18:58.355

Welcome to episode 75 of Independent Misinterpretations - a Smalltalk and dynamic language oriented podcast with James Robertson and David Buck.

This week we wrap up the interview with James Foster of VMWare. We spoke about Cloud Foundry, and James' work getting Gemstone to be an avilable option there. You can learn more about how to get started with that on James' blog. This is part 2 of 2 - part 1 was posted last week.

Also - Squeak News returns this week!

You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes (or any other podcatching software) using this feed directly or in iTunes with this one.

To listen now, you can either download the mp3 edition, or the AAC edition. The AAC edition comes with chapter markers. You can subscribe to either edition of the podcast directly in iTunes; just search for Smalltalk and look in the Podcast results. You can subscribe to the mp3 edition directly using this feed, or the AAC edition using this feed using any podcatching software. You can also download the podcast in ogg format.

If you like the music we use, please visit Josh Woodward's site. We use the song Troublemaker for our intro/outro music. I'm sure he'd appreciate your support!

If you have feedback, send it to jarober@gmail.com - or visit us on Facebook - you can subscribe in iTunes using this iTunes enabled feed.. If you enjoy the podcast, pass the word - we would love to have more people hear about Smalltalk!

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IM 75: Cloud Foundry, Part 2 (AAC)

April 29, 2012 11:20:19.794

Welcome to episode 75 of Independent Misinterpretations - a Smalltalk and dynamic language oriented podcast with James Robertson and David Buck.

This week we wrap up the interview with James Foster of VMWare. We spoke about Cloud Foundry, and James' work getting Gemstone to be an avilable option there. You can learn more about how to get started with that on James' blog. This is part 2 of 2 - part 1 was posted last week.

Also - Squeak News returns this week!

You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes (or any other podcatching software) using this feed directly or in iTunes with this one.

To listen now, you can either download the mp3 edition, or the AAC edition. The AAC edition comes with chapter markers. You can subscribe to either edition of the podcast directly in iTunes; just search for Smalltalk and look in the Podcast results. You can subscribe to the mp3 edition directly using this feed, or the AAC edition using this feed using any podcatching software. You can also download the podcast in ogg format.

If you like the music we use, please visit Josh Woodward's site. We use the song Troublemaker for our intro/outro music. I'm sure he'd appreciate your support!

If you have feedback, send it to jarober@gmail.com - or visit us on Facebook - you can subscribe in iTunes using this iTunes enabled feed.. If you enjoy the podcast, pass the word - we would love to have more people hear about Smalltalk!

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