The following press release was placed
in the Smalltalk newsgroups today
Instantiations to Take
Lead on Smalltalk
VisualAge Smalltalk Technology Transitions to Instantiations Under
Instantiations to Deliver New VA Smalltalk 7.0 Product in Third
PORTLAND, Ore. - April 27, 2005 -Instantiations, Inc., a leading
advanced software development solutions, announced today that it has
a new relationship with IBM under which Instantiations assumes
responsibility for ongoing development of the VisualAgeŽ Smalltalk
technology base. Instantiations will develop, market and support a
VisualAge-compatible version of Smalltalk called VA SmalltalkT.
Instantiations plans to enhance the VisualAge Smalltalk technology
improvements including a modern user interface provided by its VA
product, new controls, and a preview of new "Migration Readiness"
capabilities from Synchrony Systems' Software Modernization
SMT. Longer range technical plans are under development.
The new agreement is a part of the larger IBM Smalltalk Transition
and Roadmap that ensures the business needs and requirements of
VisualAge Smalltalk customers continue to be satisfied.
"IBM is pleased to provide VisualAge Smalltalk customers with an
continue exploiting and receiving business value from their
Smalltalk technology," said Yvonne M. Perkins, Vice President
Platform Software, IBM Software. "This is part of IBM's VisualAge
Transition Strategy and Roadmap which enable customers to evolve
critical Smalltalk-based systems, in an incremental and staged
towards standards-based, service-oriented architectures which
the successful, competitive On Demand enterprises of the new
"We've used Instantiations Smalltalk products for years and are
that IBM has partnered with them to carry Smalltalk forward," said
Painter, chief scientist, CACI, Inc. "VA Smalltalk will allow our
developments including JWARS (Joint Warfare System) to continue
"We are honored that IBM has chosen Instantiations to take a
in evolving Smalltalk," said Instantiations' Eric Clayberg, Sr. Vice
President and Smalltalk Business Unit General Manager. "We recognize
there are many customers who require a modern development
long term support for their business critical Smalltalk based
Many of IBM's existing Smalltalk customers are also Instantiations'
customers, so this new relationship should be a very smooth
Pricing and Availability
VA Smalltalk 7.0 will be available in the third quarter of this
Customers who wish to move to VA Smalltalk more quickly may
Instantiations' Early Availability Program. The price per developer
new license of VA Smalltalk will be $6,995 and includes one year of
maintenance, and new releases. IBM customers with current VisualAge
Smalltalk support agreements can "upgrade" to Instantiations' VA
Version 7.0 for $1,495. Customers who own unsupported copies of any
VisualAge Smalltalk product can upgrade to VA Smalltalk for $1,995.
from competitive Smalltalk products will also be available for
additional information and pricing please contact our sales
(800) 808-3737 or by email at email@example.com. More
be found on the company's web site at www.instantiations.com/vast.
Instantiations, Inc. provides leading edge software products,
technologies for Java and Smalltalk. Through our industry
IBM, Instantiations offers professional development environments and
software products that integrate seamlessly with the latest
platforms. Instantiations is a member of the Eclipse Foundation and
line of products for Eclipse, IBM RationalŽ and WebSphereŽ Studio.
Portland, Ore., Instantiations was founded in 1997 by a team of
internationally recognized pioneers in the field of component
technology. Instantiations can be reached at (800) 808-3737. More
information may be found at www.instantiations.com.
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VA Smalltalk is a trademark of Instantiations, Inc. VisualAge,
Rational are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation. SMT is a
Synchrony Systems. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems. All
trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.