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					Cincom
Smalltalk


   The Road Ahead
James A. Robertson
Agenda




 Cincom Smalltalk Market Directions
 Product Initiatives
 Services and Solutions
The Next Generation

Market Segment
  Personalized Website niche
  Business solutions for the segment
Technology
  Specialized Website Development
  Contextual Marketing™
Methodology
  Extreme Programming
  The need for speed
Specialized Web Development

  Every kind of IDE is moving towards a web site
  Lifecycle product
  We have everything expected of a web site
  Lifecycle product
  We are focusing on one aspect of building a web
  presence
     Contextual Marketing™
     Tools to do effective direct marketing on the
     web
Extreme Programming (XP)
Extreme Programming gives our customers a competitive edge
   The tools to do it have been the no. 1 request of our customers
   Language neutral with origins from Smalltalk
   XP is a natural extension of the way Smalltalkers program
   Smalltalk is the most productive and effective language for XP


Lightweight programming methodology

Suited for building complex applications and web development

Rapidly growing community
The Product Suite

Cincom Smalltalk consists of –

    All Cincom Smalltalk Components


    VisualWorks and ObjectStudio
       Cross fertilizing their best features
       Long term component sharing
Market driven delivery schedule

  Subscription Based Delivery - Twice a Year
    Deliver products in a timely fashion
    Soft Evolution
  Based on Customer and Market Demand
    Deliver what customers and the market want
    Deliver what customers and the market will need
Release Schedule

 January 2000 <delivered>           March 2001 <delivered>
    VisualWorks 5i.1                      VisualWorks 5i.3
    ObjectStudio 6.2                      ObjectStudio 6.4


 August 2000 <delivered>            Sept. 2001 <delivered>
    VisualWorks 5i.2                      VisualWorks 5i.4
    ObjectStudio 6.3                      ObjectStudio 6.5


                March 2002 <planned>
                       VisualWorks 5i.5
                       ObjectStudio 6.6
Growing the Smalltalk Community

  Free, downloadable version
       < 7,500 downloads 1999
       11,000 downloads 2000
       Downloads exceed 17,000 YTD

   Academic Program/Education Support
  Ease of Learning
       Tutorials
       Better Help System
Product Directions
Cincom Smalltalk Enterprise
        Platform
VisualWave Application Server
       Auto HTML for existing GUIs
       Support for Common Development Processes
        Servlets, ASP/JSP,Custom Tags
       Server Management Tools
        Web Based, SNMP
       Web Services
        XML,UDDI,WSDL,SOAP
       Common Internet Connectivity
        CORBA, COM, MQ, CICS, Network Clients
       Security
        SSL, RSA, DES
Platform Capabilities

 Web Application Development
    Smalltalk Server Pages
    Servlet Support
    Custom Tag Library Support
 Support for standard web development tools
 Support for all web application servers
    CGI, NSAPI, ISAPI, FastCGI
 Binary Portability
Platform Capabilities
Web Services
    UDDI, WSDL, SOAP, XML marshaling
    Currently in beta
        Spec Compliant
    Will ship as product level with next release
Platform Capabilities

Internet Connectivity
     Full support for common internet protocols at the client
     level
        IMAP, FTP, SMTP, POP, ASN1, SMTP, SNMP, etc.


     Full support for common interoperability standards
        CORBA, COM, MQS, CICS, SOAP


     Building SNMP Server access
        Servers will be uniformly manageable by standard tools
        ‘plug and play’
Platform Capabilities

Security
     Currently
       SSL
       RSA
       DES
     Coming Next
       Signed Components
       Digital Certificates Support
Next Release

 Full support for all eXtreme Programming
 processes
 Moving Towards a self upgrading toolkit
 Moving Towards built in component security




                  Continuing the tradition
                  Of higher productivity
Cincom Smalltalk Services
Cincom Smalltalk Services

Cincom will be a full partner
     Smalltalk applications
        Contextual marketing
        Industry specific applications
     Support
     Training
     Mentoring
     Development
        Onsite, Offsite
        Offshore – Cincom India
Cincom Smalltalk Services

 Custom Engineering work
    Specialized services by our development staff


 Training and Mentoring
    Our consultants will bring your staff up to speed


 Development Support
    Hit a wall? Call Cincom!
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