After stating that I would use Ruby for all of my personal programming I did something that changed all of that. I downloaded VisualWorks 7.7 NC and started to play with it. Smalltalk has always held a dangerous attraction for me since the fist time I saw Squeak many years ago.
The latest version of VisualWorks looks good and there is so much material around the Internet to support it both from Cincom and third parties. I am now going to port some of my personal applications to VW to see how I getting on using it as a development platform.