This month, the UKSTUG will take a look at Objective-S, an architecture-oriented programming language based on Smalltalk and Objective-C, by hosting his creator Marcel Weiher.
As per Alan Kay, “Code seems large and complicated for what it does”. Objective-S addresses one source of this accidental complexity: using software architectural abstraction to directly expresses the much wider variety of architectural styles typical of modern software systems, compared to traditional programming languages that still follow the call/return architectural style of scientific programs from the early days of computing.
Marcel Weiher started his forays into dynamic object-oriented computing by implementing Objective-C on his Amiga 35 years ago and hasn’t stopped since. Stops on the way have been at Apple, the BBC, Microsoft and various startups, as well as contributing to Squeak. He is currently a principal software engineer at Citymapper and PhD student at HPI, where he is trying to distill some of the lessons learned from over a quarter century of industry experience into Objective-S.
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 to receive the meeting details. Don’t forget to bring your laptop and drinks!
Update 12 December 2021: The recording of the presentation is now up on Vimeo.