SOURCE: Cincom Systems
February 05, 2008 15:05 ET
Cincom Smalltalk Wins Dynamic Language Shootout Competition
Proves Superior to Ruby, Python, Perl and Other Dynamic Programming Languages
CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - February 5, 2008) - A software application built on Cincom
Smalltalk™ won the 2008 Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) Dynamic
Language Shootout competition, held in Munich, Germany. Sigs-Datacom,
in conjunction with the German magazine JavaSPEKTRUM, organized the contest
for the OOP
Smalltalk is a software programming language that enables developers to
build applications quickly and efficiently. OOP is one of the most
well-established IT conferences in the European software community dating
back 17 years. The conference addresses the whole spectrum of
software-development topics including information on the latest trends and
The Shootout Challenge
Participants were challenged to program a Scrabble™-like game using
standard technology of the chosen platform. Programmers that participated
used the dynamic programming languages Ruby, Python, Perl, Groovy, Scheme,
Lisp and others. Criteria for the application included accuracy, size,
clarity and elegance.
Thorsten Seitz, the winner, used Cincom Smalltalk VisualWorks® 7.5, the
Smalltalk toolset for building instantly portable server, web-based and
client-server applications; and Seaside 2.8 for his winning application.
Selected for Quality, Speed, Elegance
The winning application was selected for its algorithmic quality, speed,
relatively small size and visual elegance of the Seaside-based
user-interface. Competition judges shared the opinion that Thorsten's
Smalltalk-based submission won with an impressive distance ahead of second
place, a Ruby application. Smalltalk programmers typically solve a given
problem faster and write one-half to one-third of the code produced by
programmers using other languages.
About Cincom Smalltalk
Cincom Smalltalk is a cross-platform development technology that helps
developers build applications quickly and efficiently from highly scalable
web applications to classic client/server systems. Cincom Smalltalk brings
better productivity than Java, Ruby, Python, C#, or VisualBasic. Bring
your products to market faster with Cincom Smalltalk.
Cincom delivers and supports innovative
software and services to simplify complex business processes. For nearly 40
years, Cincom has enabled thousands of clients worldwide to increase
revenue, control cost, minimize risk and achieve rapid ROI.
Cincom serves clients on six continents including Citibank, Boeing,
Ericsson, Penn State University, Milacron, Siemens and Trane. For more
information about Cincom's products and services, contact Cincom at
1-800-2CINCOM (USA only), send an e-mail to email@example.com, or visit the
company's website at www.cincom.com.
Cincom Smalltalk Education Video Resources
These Smalltalk videos are short demos done by James Robertson, the Cincom
Smalltalk Product Evangelist. Want more online demos? Head over to
"Smalltalk Daily"! You can also see these videos (and embed them on your
own site) at YouTube.
Cincom Smalltalk Educational Screencasts
Smalltalk Daily is a regular screencast done by James Robertson, the Cincom
Smalltalk Product Evangelist.
Cincom Smalltalk Educational Podcasts
James Robertson, Cincom Smalltalk Product Evangelist, hosts "Industry
Misinterpretations" each week with Michael Lucas-Smith and David Buck.
Cincom Smalltalk Online Tutorials for Beginners
These tutorials are designed to help you become productive in Smalltalk
using VisualWorks as quickly as possible.
Smalltalk Channel on YouTube
Smalltalk educational videos.
Solutions 2008 - Reno, Nevada
Smalltalk Solutions 2008 will be held in Reno, Nevada, June 18-21, 2008.
Smalltalkers Network on Ning
A place for people interested in the Smalltalk development language.
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