Cincom releases Smalltalk ObjectStudio 8

October 17, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
CINCINNATI, Ohio – October 17, 2007 - Cincom Systems has released Smalltalk ObjectStudio 8, which means that ObjectStudio is now hosted on the VisualWorks virtual machine and libraries. ObjectStudio 8 is the integration of Cincom Smalltalk ObjectStudio and Cincom Smalltalk VisualWorks (VW).

This new product includes three major enhancements:

•ObjectStudio 8 developers have direct access to all the VW libraries that have been built up over the last few years - such as Web Services, Security, and Web Toolkit.
•VisualWorks developers have access to a native UI toolset on the Windows platform.
•ObjectStudio and VW developers have a unified set of tools to work from (browser, debugger), enabling cross-product learning to happen much faster.

With these advancements, ObjectStudio continues to provide native widget support and ObjectStudio syntax enhancements. ObjectStudio 8 supports VisualWorks emulated widgets simultaneously with the native widgets, and both can be used in the same application.

“Both Smalltalk systems consisted of tons of customer applications and components, most of which were only available in one system, not the other. The idea was then born to bring these two systems together in such a way that both, each VisualWorks application and component and each ObjectStudio application and component, works unchanged in the joint system, now called ObjectStudio8,” said Georg Heeg, Premier Cincom Smalltalk partner.

For further information on ObjectStudio and ObjectStudio 8, please visit the ObjectStudio blog:

About Cincom Systems

Cincom delivers and supports innovative software and services to simplify complex business processes. For nearly 40 years, we have empowered thousands of clients worldwide to transform their businesses and outperform the competition by providing ways 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.

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