Smalltalk on Eclipse

31 October, 2008

Having seemingly started to lose interest in Smalltalk when it sold off its VisualAge for Smalltalk business to Instantiations, it looks like IBM is now keen to develop its own Smalltalk IDE. The IBM Smalltalk Tools Development Team is working to support Smalltalk in Eclipse. They’re working with a strong understanding of Eclipse and ENVY Smalltalk, and with support from the Instantiations team, and seem to be making great progress: the screenshot above shows a class browser perspective in Eclipse.

Although the product is still only available internally, the team are sharing their experiences in developing what they’re calling “WRATH”, having presented updates at EclipseCon and Smalltalk Solutions, and talking to James Robertson on the Industry Misinterpretations podcast.