The next meeting of the UK Smalltalk User Group will be held on Wednesday,
April 27th 2022.
Newspeak ( https://bracha.org/Site/Newspeak.html ) is a programming system
in the Smalltalk tradition, whose current incarnation runs in the web
browser. Newspeak is designed to provide the liveness Smalltalkers expect,
as well as features atypical of Smalltalk such as modularity, security and
good interoperability with the surrounding ecosystem. In this talk, we'll
explain how and why Newspeak differs from Smalltalk and demonstrate the
Gilad Bracha is the creator of the Newspeak programming language and a well
known researcher in the area of object-oriented programming languages. He
was awarded the senior Dahl-Nygaard prize in 2017. He is currently a
Technical Fellow at F5, and has held positions at Google, SAP Labs,
Cadence, and Sun. He has authored or co-authored several books including
the Java Language and Virtual Machine Specifications, and the Dart
Programming Language. Prior to joining Sun, he worked on Strongtalk, the
Animorphic Smalltalk System. He received his B.Sc in Mathematics and
Computer Science from Ben Gurion University in Israel and a Ph.D. in
Computer Science from the University of Utah.
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/cbklbrydcgbkc/ ) to receive the
meeting details. Don’t forget to bring your laptop and drinks!