Tuesday, November 26, 2013


SmalltalkHub update

SmalltalkHub got an update and is now much faster. Read more.


Roassal visualisation engine on top of Amber

The Roassal visualisation engine (which is developed in Pharo) is also ported to Amber (the Smalltalk on top of JavaScript running in a webbrowser). You can already test Roassal on top of Amber in your browser: http://pestefo.github.io/roamber Just edit the examples in the workspace, execute (select all and click on do-it) it and see how the visualisation changes.



Mmmh .... a new page about "Cocotte" defined as Smalltalk + Javascript. Based on Amber and Node.js Not much information yet - lets see when there will be an official announcement

Friday, November 22, 2013


A Conversation with Kent Beck and Eric Ries

Interesting interview with Kent Beck - you shouldnt miss it.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


BYTE Smalltalk edition

The famous Byte Smalltalk edition is available online.



Didnt notice that the sourcode for IronSmalltalk (a Smalltalk for .NET) is available on CodePlex. So if you want to implement an own Smalltalk go and have a look.


Smalltalks 2013 videos available

The videos from the Smalltalks 2013 conference are available now


MooseDay in December

On the 19th and the 20th December 2013 there is a MooseDay combined with a Pharo sprint in France.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


BeeSmalltalk is progressing

The Bee Kernel is progressing. Read more here.

Monday, November 18, 2013


Useful (hidden) features in Pharo 3.0

Nice to know these nice features - get your Pharo 3.0 installation and try them out.


Deploy Smalltalk Applications with Seaside

Nice guide on Seaside with Apache - I should check if it is still valid with the latest releases.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


I18N with QCMagritte in Seaside

One possibility to internationalize a seaside application is shown here.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


PUnQLite for Pharo - using the UnQLite embeddable NoSQL database engine

You may know SQLite - a small RDBMS that one can easily use since it requires only adding a simple DLL fitting into a few kilobytes. Due to its small size it is often embedded into products.

One can also use it in Smalltalk - for instance for Pharo using a simple wrapper project.

Today also the so called "NoSQL" databases like Mongo, CouchDB and others are getting attention. Often they work with documents, key value pairs, ...

There is also a "small sized" database engine for NoSQL - it is called "UnQLite". It is an Embeddable NoSQL Database Engine and therefore requires no separate server process. The sources have no dependency - it is easy to build a DLL from the provided C File.

Now there is already a Pharo binding in progress called "PUnQLite" from  from Masashi Umezawa. The binding uses NativeBoost to call the UnQLite engine.

Really nice! So if you need a small embeddable Database for your application you should check it out.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Kontolino technology stack

Joachim talks about the technology stack behind Kontolino which is using VASmalltalk, Seaside, GLORP, Apache, DB2.


Cryptographic Libraries for Pharo and Squeak

are listed here. Check them out.

Monday, November 11, 2013


Amber 0.12.0 released!

Read more here.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013


Pharo UI building with Spec

There is a nice post on how to get started with Spec UI building in Pharo.


Pharo Compiler cleanup

More details about the compiler cleanup work going on in Pharo from Marcus.


So long and thanks for all the fish...

When I do JEE stuff with Java I typically use Glassfish - easy to install and use. Now there is an interesting move from Oracle regarding the commercial support for GF. The commercial offering is just dropped - that news is already commented people from the community.

That does not mean Glassfish will soon be dead, but it may change from a professional appserver to just a developer tool (same story as "Geronimo"?). Interesting...

Friday, November 01, 2013


Virtual Smalltalk images

A presentation about Oz.


Getting started with Cuis

Another presentation from Smalltalk2013 about Cuis.


Control nanosatellites from Smalltalk

Control nanosatellites from Smalltalk, here it goes.

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