GLASS for Web Applications

A powerful way to rapidly create and deploy scaleable data-oriented web applications

GLASS stands for GemStone, Linux, Apache, Seaside, and Smalltalk. It is also known as the GemStone/S Web Edition.

GLASS combines:

  • the simplicity of the open source, MIT-licensed Seaside web development framework, with
  • GemStone/S’s transparent persistence, enterprise scalability, and legendary reliability.

GLASS enables you to focus on developing your application, and not spend any time on complex Object Relational Mapping or other persistence schemes.

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How is it used?

GLASS is popular with developers using the Smalltalk implementations Pharo and Squeak.

GLASS — for Linux, MacOS or Windows — is available on our download page D.

For further resources, see our Community for GLASS page.

What does it cost?

There is no charge to use GLASS as long as you abide by:

  • the terms of the License, and
  • the resource limits imposed by the included keyfile

This free Server should be sufficient for most small to medium sized projects. You may purchase higher capacity Web Editions of GemStone/S if needed.