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 Totally Objects are proud to announce their new training course for VisualAge Smalltalk. We have been running this course for some time here in the U.K. and have now decided that the time is right to offer an international version. We shall be setting out a schedule for the basic course over the next year. 

We are planning to arrange courses in a range of U.S. cities throughout 2002 but Totally Objects' training is unusual in that we come to you if you want us to. We have assumed that some of you out there will want to take advantage of our course to train a number of your staff at one time. This makes it difficult for you if you have to send them all off 1,000 miles at the same time. Not only that but the hotel and traveling expenses all add up. If you have anywhere from three programmers upwards then our 'traveling course' could be for you.

Our background

If you have had any involvement in Smalltalk over the last 5 - 8 years you will already know of us. We have been a regular contributor to the news groups (including now running our own open access news server as a service to the ST community). We have also provided a good range Freeware for VisualAge and other dialects. Many of you will already own one or other of our VAST frameworks. What you may not realise is that we have also been carrying out a wide range of consultancy projects for companies in the U.K. and U.S.A. in the areas of secure communications, web 'back-ends', printing and reporting tools, and so on. Each member of our team has at least 5 years Smalltalk experience plus experience in a wide range of other languages.

Although based in the U.K. the vast bulk of our software is in use in the U.S. with Europe and Australia also strong users so we are very accustomed to working in a remote manner.

Course Structure

The course covers four days, normally Tuesday to Friday and is an intensive introduction to IBM Smalltalk and VisualAge. Click on the links for more details.

Day 1 - Introduction to Smalltalk

Day 2 - The Smalltalk Environment and Design Basics

Day 3 - VisualAge and Parts programming

Day 4 - Building a GUI and Extending the Case Study


It is difficult to state a standard price for the course as this is very dependent upon where it takes place. Given the differing cost of hotel rooms, long distance travel and so on, the cost of a course in some centres can be almost twice the price of that held in others. Also, there is a different price for our on-site course as against our off-site course. Prices are also related to the number of attendees. If you would like more details of pricing, why not send an e-mail outlining where you would like the course to be, the likely number of attendees and whether you can provide the training room and equipment. Contact us at

Totally Objects - DirectDual Limited,
34 Compton Avenue,
Gidea Park, Essex,
RM2 6ES, England.
Tel: +44 1708 783438 (24 Hour Answer Service)
Fax: +44 1708 783438
DirectDual Limited is an IBM Object Connection member.