Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Seaside Marketing

After Giles Bowkett posts about Seaside's "Marketing Problem" there is a nice reaction from Kurt Schrader.

I totally agree with Kurt. Seaside rocks compared to other web technologies.
I can show it to other people, they are all fascinated but go back and use file editors and other primitive tools and frameworks. They restart the web server after each major refactoring and read many books and specs about predefined behavior and XML configurations. Sometimes I'm amongst them to make a living ;)

But I dont care. I know and use Smalltalk since many years - it still is my secret weapon. I'm always a step ahead and much more productive with it.

Here is an example: I once created an applications using Seaside and finished it within a month. It took an external team (3 people) nearly one year to recreate it using Java technology for the same functionality.

The reason is simple: in Smalltalk I can keep the focus on the problem. Especially web development with Java is bloated with very specialized frameworks these days. If you ever worked with JSP/JSF/Struts/CF/EJB/... you know what I'm talking about.

Only a few people looking for Rails and other dynamic alternatives ...

Monday, May 21, 2007

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Machu Picchu in Croquet

The arts metaverse web site includes a video about "Machu Picchu in Croquet". See

Croquet is based on Squeak Smalltalk.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Arts Metaverse

Tim Wang is currently working with the Croquet Consortium (Julian Lombardi, David Smith and Mark McCahill) on a project called Arts Metaverse, which in short is to use high quality 3D models inside of Croquet to teach arts related topics (Art History, Archeology, Classical Studies etc...).

He has an e-learning related blog at: with some nice videos about the things they do with OpenCroquet.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007