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Hello, and welcome to the UK Smalltalk User Group blog!

The UK Smalltalk user group is a group or professionals and hobbists who share an interest in the Smalltalk programming languages and related technologies.

This blog is meant to provide a web presence to our user group. In here we'll post announcements for our meetings and other news or article that may be relevant.

We hope to see you soon at our meetings!

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