Monthly Archives: May 2011

Simple persistence …

I was notified about a posting about simple persistence in Smalltalk. The original posting was more than 2 years old. It was said, that in most cases only a simple persistency approach is needed. Perhaps the right words would be … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – ICU and IDNA

IDNA – International Domain Names in Applications. Actually I have never heard about this before, but some of the API calls are now wrapped in the 0.0.13 version at vastgoodies.com, which is work-under-development. But honestly: I have to learn how … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – ICU and CodePage Converters

After another day of work I added API wrappers for some of the available CodePage converter C-API calls. At the end I hope, that better codepage support and conversion routines from/to UTF-16 (DBString) The methods are located in the class … Continue reading

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The real world …

Sometimes numbers rules the world or simply should readjust my view of the programming world :-(. On this blog I have only two (!) postings about .NET and many, many more postings about Smalltalk – and actually I get each … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – ICU, DateAndTime

When working with Dates and Times, you will not only work with the classes Date and Time – but also with DataAndTime, which combines both classes. This class is available in most (all) Smalltalks, but the implementations are pretty different … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – ICU – now using ICU 4.8

Yesterday a new release of the ICU library has been published. Therefore I changed the low API calls to use the new libraries and uploaded the source code to vastgoodies.com – now at version 0.0.9. Please be aware of the … Continue reading

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VASmalltalk – Students and why not !?

I heard the interview of Mike Taylor (the CEO from Instantiations) and his wish, that more students are entering the VA community and bring the same innovation into this world as it can be seen from Squeak/Pharo. I do not … Continue reading

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