Richard Kenneth Eng
Jan 14 · 2 min read

Yes, it is. Allow me to explain…

The electric car market has been growing rapidly, but the 2019 global EV market share was still only 2.5%.

Smalltalk adoption has been steadily growing over the past decade. There have been many Smalltalk workshops. There have been many well-attended Smalltalk conferences, the latest being the 2019 ESUG conference in Cologne, Germany, and the 2019 FAST conference in Neuquén, Argentina.

The Pharo MOOC, now in its fourth edition, has introduced Smalltalk to thousands of new users.

This article, “How learning Smalltalk can make you a better developer” published in July 18, 2016, has been read by more than 70,000 people worldwide. It demonstrates a great deal of interest in Smalltalk.

This article, “Smalltalk’s Proven Productivity” published in February 16, 2015, has been read by more than 32,000 people.

This article, “Behold Pharo: The Modern Smalltalk” published in October 4, 2017, has been read by more than 29,000 people.

This article, “Smalltalk and the Future of the Software Industry” published in January 29, 2017, has been read by more than 22,000 people.

This article, “A Gentle Introduction to Amber” published in June 9, 2015, has also been read by more than 22,000 people.

This article, “The Smalltalk Revolution” published in January 8, 2015, has been read by more than 20,000 people.

This article, “Why Pharo Might be the Future of Software Development” published in November 7, 2017, has been read by more than 14,000 people.

This article, “Python vs Pharo” published in May 9, 2019, has been read by more than 13,000 people.

This article, “Smalltalk May Be the Nikola Tesla of the IT Industry” published in September 7, 2017, has also been read by more than 13,000 people.

This article, “Lisp, Smalltalk, and the Power of Symmetry” published in September 27, 2017, has been read by nearly 12,000 people.

This article, “Getting The Message” published in August 8, 2015, has been read by more than 11,000 people.

This article, “Teapot: Web Programming Made Easy” published in June 24, 2017, has been read by more than 10,000 people.

That’s a lot of people who’ve shown interest in my Smalltalk blog.

At Quora, I’ve answered thousands of questions about Smalltalk. Consequently, I have a following of about 7,600 people. That’s a lot of Smalltalk fans.

While Smalltalk’s popularity is not evident in language rankings like TIOBE, PYPL, RedMonk, and StackOverflow Developer Survey, I see its resurgence relative to what it was 20 years ago.

The following Smalltalk-based programming competition may give another mighty push for this language: The James Robertson Memorial Programming Competition. At least, that’s the hope from its major sponsors, LabWare, Simberon, and Ryerson University.

    Richard Kenneth Eng

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