OCSTUG – Feb. 5th, 2008

The Ottowa Carleton Smalltalk Users Group is planning to meet again on Feb. 5th, 2008.

Topic: GLASS – Transparent Persistence for Seaside
James Foster (GemStone)

Lone Star Cafe, 780 Baseline Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Feb 5, 2008 at 7:00pm (dinner at 6:00pm)

While the Seaside framework elegantly addresses HTML generation and application flow-of-control issues, it still leaves challenges for the developer–including persistence, multi-user coordination, and scaling. With typical solutions (including object-relational mapping, external files, and multiple images) the “pure objects” experience of Smalltalk is compromised. In this presentation we will demonstrate GLASS (GemStone, Linux, Apache, Seaside, and Smalltalk), a stack (analogous to LAMP) that provides a robust environment for deploying sophisticated, dynamic web applications that can scale.

GLASS runs on GemStone/S 64 Bit, a Smalltalk application server and database, whose Web Edition is available for free–even for commercial use. Copies of the software will be available at the meeting.

James Foster is QA Lead on the Smalltalk Engineering Team at GemStone Systems, Inc.

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