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Bad news: Smalltalk falls off top 50 of TIOBE Index

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Whether one likes the TIOBE Index or not, this is bad news for us Smalltalk enthusiasts:

TIOBE Programming Community Index for August 2010

August Headline: Dinosaur Smalltalk falls off top 50

Smalltalk, the first pure object-oriented programming language ever, lost its position in the TIOBE top 50 this month. The same happened to the other well-known pure object-oriented language Eiffel a couple of months ago. This is probably part of the trend that languages are becoming more and more multiparadigm: both object-oriented and procedural with a functional flavor.

I took action and created this blog. Hope it helps somewhat. 😉

Written by Bernhard Pieber

27. August 2010 at 13:31

Posted in Smalltalk

Google should base Android on Newspeak

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How should Google respond to the lawsuit filed by Oracle about Java?

In my opinion Google should take the chance and replace the surface language of Android by something more modern and dynamic. They already replaced the Java VM. They can easily do it with the language as well.

They have the know-how to do that. Lars Bak, one of the leading engineers behind the Google V8 JavaScript VM, is a great language designer. He implemented Beta, Smalltalk, Strongtalk, Self, Java, OOVM, and JavaScript.

If I were them, I would bring in Gilad Bracha, who worked with Lars Bak at Animorphic and Sun, and use his Newspeak language as the basis for Android. That would make a great language for the Android platform.

Written by Bernhard Pieber

27. August 2010 at 10:23

Posted in Smalltalk

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