Google Buys Instantiations

Posted by steve | Smalltalk | Wednesday 4 August 2010 10:01 pm

Just read this evening that Google purchased Instantiations. Here is the Instantiations web site with an official report.

Wow. Of course I know the Instantiations folks really well, having worked with many of them for years and I congratulate them. I’m guessing that Google was mostly interested in their Java tools, but I have to wonder if they appreciate the Visual Age Smalltalk product that Instantiations also produces. That’s some formidable team and product line they purchased and I wish Eric and the rest great success going forward.

UPDATE: I have part of this wrong. Google purchased the Java tools. Instantiations will remain as a Smalltalk only company.



  1. Comment by eMBee — August 4, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

    apparently not, because according to this:
    only the java part has been sold to google.

    greetings, eMBee.

  2. Comment by Joachim — August 5, 2010 @ 1:42 am


    Instantiations only sold their Java Business to Google and remains an independent company, focussing fully on Smalltalk. Does that sound better? It is true, look here:

    or here:


  3. Comment by Larry Hollingshead — September 18, 2010 @ 12:02 pm

    Are Steve and Melissa next ? ? ?

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