[GemStone-Smalltalk] UK Smalltalk User Group Meeting - Wednesday 24 November
giovanni at corriga.net
Tue Nov 16 03:42:40 PST 2021
This month, the UKSTUG will take a look at Objective-S (
http://objective.st/ ), an architecture-oriented programming language based
on Smalltalk and Objective-C, by hosting his creator Marcel Weheir.
As per Alan Kay, “Code seems large and complicated for what it does”.
Objective-S addresses one source of this accidental complexity: using
software architectural abstraction to directly expresses the much wider
variety of architectural styles typical of modern software systems,
compared to traditional programming languages that still follow the
call/return architectural style of scientific programs from the early days
Marcel Weheir ( https://twitter.com/mpweiher ) started his forays into
dynamic object-oriented computing by implementing Objective-C on his Amiga
35 years ago and hasn’t stopped since. Stops on the way have been at Apple,
the BBC, Microsoft and various startups, as well as contributing to Squeak.
He is currently a principal software engineer at Citymapper and PhD student
at HPI, where he is trying to distill some of the lessons learned from over
a quarter century of industry experience into Objective-S.
This will be an online meeting from home.
If you'd like to join us, please sign up in advance on the meeting's Meetup
page ( https://www.meetup.com/UKSTUG/events/cbklbryccpbgc/ ) to receive the
meeting details. Don’t forget to bring your laptop and drinks!
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