PonderTalk is the high-level language, based on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smalltalk SmallTalk], that is used to control and interact with the Ponder2 SMC. Ponder2 managed objects are very similar to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smalltalk SmallTalk] classes insofar as they can be created (in our case imported), instantiated and can be sent messages which do something and then return replies. The main difference being that Ponder2 Managed Objects are written in Java and instances of managed Objects may be held transparently in a remote SMC; messages are sent correctly regardless of the location of the Managed Object.
The PonderTalk syntax is fully documented with examples and the basic PonderTalk types are also described, also with examples
[:PonderTalkBasicTypes:Basic PonderTalk types]