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A modern commercial implementation of the Smalltalk programming language. VisualWorks descends directly from the original Smalltalk-80 by Xerox PARC and was originally developed (for some time under the name Objectworks\Smalltalk) by ParcPlace Systems. VisualWorks relies on dynamic translation as its virtual machine technology.

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VisualWorks

An application development environment for Smalltalk for Windows, Mac and Unix from Cincom Systems. Introduced in 1991, it includes development tools such as a compiler, debugger, GUI builder and class browser. Cincom acquired the VisualWorks product line from ObjectShare, Inc. in 1999 and packaged it with the ObjectStudio toolset to make up its Smalltalk development environment. VisualWorks was originally ObjectWorks from ParcPlace, which was spun off of Xerox PARC in 1987 and merged with Digitalk in 1995 to form ObjectShare. See Smalltalk.
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OT 2004 taking advantage of renewed interest in the Cincom Smalltalk development environment to launch new versions of both VisualWorks and ObjectStudio
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Under the new agreement, which is valued at over $3m in the form of assumed obligations, guaranteed royalty payments, cash and other considerations, Cincom will obtain all the rights for VisualWorks, including predecessor products and related products currently under development.
Objectivity, Inc., a provider of distributed, scalable object databases and ObjectShare Inc.(NASDAQ:OBJS), a provider of component solutions, have launched the VisualWorks Object Database Assurance Package (ODAP) a new service that enables companies to convert their VisualWorks applications to leading object databases while protecting the security and integrity of their data.
The new service provides companies with a plan to convert their VisualWorks database applications to leading object databases; the first partner database in the ODAP is Objectivity/DB.
Objectivity, Inc., a provider of distributed, scalable object databases and ObjectShare(R) Inc.(NASDAQ:OBJS), a leading provider of component solutions, have launched the VisualWorks Object Database Assurance Package (ODAP) a new service that enables companies to convert their VisualWorks applications to leading object databases while protecting the security and integrity of their data.
"Today, companies are increasingly examining ways to maximize their technology investments by utilizing the best in object-oriented component technology -- including both Smalltalk and Java tools, such as VisualSmalltalk, VisualWorks and PARTS for Java -- to create complete enterprise business solutions."
This system is being implemented in ParcPlace Visualworks Smalltalk on Windows workstations and will be put into production on Sun Sparcstations running Solaris accessed by X-terminals and Windows-based PCs with X emulation.
The user interface components, as well as some of the back-end components, are being implemented in ParcPlace VisualWorks Smalltalk, and will be implemented on Unix and Macintosh client workstations.
These techniques form the basis for modern commercial Smalltalk offerings, including VisualAge, Visual Smalltalk, and VisualWorks.