Wednesday, October 28, 2015

 

The case of Pharo and Moose

The 8th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Software Language Engineering was held in Pittsburg during 25-27 October 2015.

There was a keynote from Stéphane Ducasse entitled: "What's the value of an end user? Platforms and Research: The case of Pharo and Moose".

It summarizes a little bit what has been achieved so far with Pharo, although it does not include all the community efforts. Here are the 171 slides

 

Mondrian in action

Mondrian - Agile visualization in action is now uploaded to Vimeo as a video.

 

Early Squeak files

Pharo Smalltalk and Cuis Smalltalk have their roots in Squeak Smalltalk. Squeak itself was based on the open sourced Apple Smalltalk. You can find some of the original Mac files used in the early days of Squeak here.

 

QualityAssistant V2.0 Release candidate

Version 2 of QualityAssistant brings some core changes of critics handling. There is a release candidate for Pharo 5 already. Read more.

Monday, October 26, 2015

 

Towards Moldable Development Tools

a presentation from SplashCon 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

 

Working with Pharo on the Raspberry Pi

I wrote a short article on Medium on how to setup the Piwith a touch screen and Pharo. Hope one or the other might be interested.



 

Roassal2 in Pharo

Another nice video:


Friday, October 23, 2015

 

Robulab + PhaROS

A PhaROS driver for the Robulab. Try it out with your robot and Pharo.

 

CalipeL

a benchmarking tool for Smalltalk/X and Pharo. Nice!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

 

filetreeCI

A lightweight tool for testing Squeak/Smalltalk projects on Travis CI

 

Unix Command availability in Pharo

A small utility that can determine if a command is available from the command line. Written for Pharo.

  https://github.com/juliendelplanque/commandavailability

 

Smalltalk Meetup in Zürich: Nov 10, 2015

Smalltalk Meetup in Zürich: Nov 10, 2015. Read more.

 

Pharo Sprint at Oct 23

University of Chile (PLEIAD laboratory) is organizing Pharo Sprint at Oct 23. Read more

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

 

Agile TweetViz

Sprint2 Demo - Agile TweetViz (Team Technocrats, ASU) using Pharo, Moose and Roassal:



Tuesday, October 20, 2015

 

New brick preview

Another preview on Brick which is a visual library on top of Bloc (future Morphic replacement in Pharo).

 

ObjectStudio 8.7 and VisualWorks 8.1

New versions of Cincom Smalltalk are available. Read more.

 

Smalltalks 2015 keynote speakers

John Brant, Damien Cassou, and Clément Béra. Read more.

 

GemStone/S 64 Bit 3.2.10 release

A new version is available.

Monday, October 19, 2015

 

ST-80 on Hatari

Hatari is an emulator, Udo used it to run Smalltalk-80

 

MathEx 0.3 is out

Generate Latex math code from Pharo - version 0.3

Sunday, October 18, 2015

 

Pharo based ATM like device


 

CodeWeek 2015 – Squeak and Etoys

SAP Innovation Center is running a Europe Code Week 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

 

Vancouver Island CampSmalltalk in November

Vancouver Island Smalltalkers have decided to have a small CampSmalltalk again, November 6-8th. Read more.

Friday, October 16, 2015

 

Reviving Smalltalk-78

Running Smalltalk History with Smalltalk 78: test it in your webbrowser and read the PDF.

 

Smarter Critics: First Steps

Yuriy Tymchuk is working on Smarter Critics for Pharo:


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

 

Smalltalk at Codemash in January

There is a Codemash session about Smalltalk in January (Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio )

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

 

Roassal2 visualizations in VW

A new video:


 

Logoot - P2P collaborative editing system

A peer-to-peer collaborative editing system based on Trantor.

 

Trantor

A (work in progress) peer2peer solution for Pharo. Nice

 

Seeking a Smalltalker for a PhD on Multi-Robot Systems

Want to work with Pharo? Noury Bouraqadi is looking for a PhD student to work on multi-robot exploration and mapping.

 

Smalltalk vs JavaScript

Richard Eng continues his Smalltalk series with "Smalltalk vs JavaScript".

In my opinion even when JavaScript is not optimal it is highly dynamic as well and a lot can be done with it. It might become the next assembly layer to stay portable (WebAssembly, asm.js and EmScripten can be used as target). We all know that the web grows and there are more devices where you can run on with JS out of the box. And yes: Amber and PharoJS are interesting projects for this as well.

For sure emulation/virtualization technology will increase in the future: you can already boot Linux in a browser, even with network support. You can also run a whole Smalltalk environment in your browser like with SqueakJS or Amber.

Monday, October 12, 2015

 

Pharo Sprint October 23

Pharo sprint / Moose dojo Friday, 23th October, starting at 10:00am. (Local Time Lille). Read more.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

 

Nao Writes Arbitrary Words with Pharo

Pharo and ROS to make Nao write arbitrary words: read more.


Saturday, October 10, 2015

 

Windows support for GitFileTree

is now working. If you want to try look here.

 

Variables in Pharo 5

Variables in Pharo 5: Slides and video:



 

Using Pharo to Hack Everyday Tasks

A short but nice article.

 

Roassal 3D

A short preview of Roassal 3D

Thursday, October 08, 2015

 

Pharo on Slack - Invitation

If you want to join Pharo discussions on Slack then register here: http://slack4pharo.trentosur.com

 

New Scratch version for Raspberry Pi

There's a new version of Scratch for Raspberry Pi: it's faster, and has built-in GPIO support and access to the camera module. Examples are available to help you get started with easy projects using LEDs, sensors and motors, and a beginners' tutorial is on the way. I guess Scratch is the most widely distributed Smalltalk app (written in Squeak Smalltalk)

 

Pharo halt

"Conditinal Halting in Pharo" - nice and short summary on halting in Pharo.

 

Pharo workshops at Jazoon

Two workshops about Pharo at Jazoon Tech days:

One interesting aspect is that Jazoon once was "The international conference on Java technology" and is now labeled as "The Software world besides Java".

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

 

Updated Pharo catalog page

http://catalog.pharo.org was updated today so the page is better to use

 

Pharo for the Software Architect

Pharo provides an excellent platform for the Software Architect. See this video.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

 

Amber maintenance release 0.14.17

Read more if you want to switch over.

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