[Pharo-project] Popularity of Smalltalk in Software Industry

Noury Bouraqadi bouraqadi at gmail.com
Thu May 5 08:32:02 CEST 2011

HI Sourav,

Smalltalk is unfortunately not main stream, one reason is that there were no free version until the end of the 90's.
Still there are companies using it some of them since the 80's and doing only Smalltalk.
You can find a list here :

You can meet some of them at Smalltalk events such as the ESUG yearly conference (the 19th edition will take place next august in UK), Smalltalks conf in argentina (fall) or Smalltalk Solution in the US (last march). At such conferences, one can see the energy of the community and all great innovations that are made possible by using Smalltalk.

You can have a list of Smalltalk success stories in business on sites such as :
-http://www.stic.st/successes/ (STIC is  the Smalltalk Industry Council).

-6th National Conference on
“Control Architecture of Robots”
24-25 may 2011, Grenoble area, France

-19th ESUG International Smalltalk Conference
22-26 August 2011, Edinburgh, UK
On 5 mai 2011, at 07:38, sourav roy wrote:

> Hi All,
> I have just started my career in Software/IT industry and got into a project which involes enhancement/maintainance of product built in Smalltalk.
> I was never exposed to this language before and have no idea if it is used in the Industry as popularly as JAVA and .NET and looks like its a DEAD
> language for the industry. I may be wrong but i need some clarification about it.
> I just want to know that why smalltalk is not so popular as the other OOPs Languages and what is the future prospect of
> one if he/she is into Smalltalk development.
> Looking for some positive note so that it may give me some entho for working with Smalltalk.
> Thanks&Regards,
> Sourav Roy
> Get Yourself a cool, short @in.com Email ID now!

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