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Smalltalk the little language that could

I first saw smalltalk in 1994 while working for Irish Permanent it was being used as part of their Os2 Warp platform. It was another 10 years before we met again in 2004. Since then it has formed a core part of my Phd research as POOSL uses it to describe its data constructs (using a freeware version of Cincom Visual Works). It came as a nice surprise to see that Patrick and John Collison are using it to build their auctomatic product.
I like smalltalk and its terse nature. The ability to exploit OO is naturally inherent. I don’t know if I need a language for developing web apps but if I do I know where to look