One of the original object-oriented programming languages, Smalltalk has a loyal user-base; but the industry is increasingly moving toward Java for commercial development of Web apps. However, if you know the one, it's fairly easy to make the transition to the other.
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Smalltalk has always struggled uphill to gain widespread acceptance in commercial software development, regardless of its superior qualities.