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Dolphin Smalltalk 7 is Open Source

This is a quick announcement to our blog subscribers to let you know that Dolphin Smalltalk is about to go open source. A new version, Dolphin 7, which is equivalent in function to the previous Dolphin Professional product will be released on the GitHub public source sharing repository later today. Please visit Getting Started for a countdown to the release and, thereafter, for full build instructions.

Dolphin under Wine

Wine is a free (open source) way of running Windows programs under other operating systems like Mac OSX or Linux. With a few simple changes the Dolphin development environment can be run under Wine but, perhaps more importantly, so can the applications created with it. This article shows you how. Read More…

Beauty with less Beast

We've always prided ourselves that Dolphin is one of the "better looking" Smalltalks out there. Indeed, when we first started, I think Dolphin was the first Smalltalk IDE to use icons to represent classes in the various browsers. As a result, it's been pretty easy to use icons to represent objects and toolbar commands, both as part of the IDE and in end-user applications. But, and here's the crunch, it has always been necessary to load these icons from external files. Read More…

MVP just Visual Basic with "more wing nuts"?

Dolphin's MVP framework continues to appear daunting to new Smalltalk users and yet it's really rather similar to Visual Basic but with "more wing nuts" to allow components to be easily taken apart and the pieces reassembled in different ways. Perhaps revisiting the design rationale behind MVP might help? Read More…

Air Traffic Control Game and Tutorial Video Now Ready

As you may know, we launched the Dolphin video library about a month ago with the start of a series of in-depth screencast videos showing how to use Dolphin Smalltalk to build an animated game. Well, I've just released the final two parts to this series and also included the source files for download. Read More…

New Dolphin Video Library Online

We've launched a new video library to support Dolphin programmers with a series of "how-to" videos. Read More…

Exciting News for Dolphin Users

We are pleased to announce that over the last few months we have entered into a partnership with Lesser Software with the aim of creating the Next Generation of Dolphin Smalltalk. This new version of Dolphin will be targetted towards professional software developers and will leverage the experience that Lesser Software have built up over a number of years in high performance Smalltalk virtual machines and development tools. Read More…