Wednesday, December 30, 2015


AWS SDK for Smalltalk and Elastic Transcoder

According to this tweet the AWS SDK for Smalltalk now supports Elastic Transcoder


Open Exchange Rates

Pharo Wrapper for the Open Exchange Rates API

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


SqueakJS JavaScript bridge

Didnt notice (until today) that SqueakJS has a JavaScript bridge allowing you to call JavaScript from Squeak running in your browser. Nice!

BTW: when it does not work when you visit the page first time, then just reload the page. Bert already has a bug for this.


Dolphin Smalltalk 7

Dolphin Smalltalk is a nice Smalltalk System for Windows. Version 7 will be available today and it will be fully open source with MIT license on GitHub. Read more.

The sources for both the image and the virtual machine will be available.

For those who do not know it:
Dolphin is a Smalltalk system for Windows provided by Andy Bower and Blaire McGlashan from The article from BitwiseMag gives an overview.

The existing Dolphin 6.2 codebase was brought by Andy Bower now under Git and compiles completely under VisualStudio Community 2013. This is a new version, Dolphin 7, that is modelled off the previous X6.1 Professional Edition (although you can choose to build Dolphin Community Edition from it if you like).

Monday, December 28, 2015


Spur is fast

Spur is fast! Read more.

Sunday, December 27, 2015



SmallWorlds is a Smalltalk text adventure framework. It was originally developed in Dolphin Smalltalk and is now ported to Pharo. To try out:

Gofer new
    package: 'ConfigurationOfSmallworlds';

((Smalltalk at: #ConfigurationOfSmallworlds) project version:'0.3') load.

where 0.3 is the current version and then

(AdventureShell world: (CDGameWorld new)) openWithSpec.

Thursday, December 24, 2015


ESUG 2015 Report

from Niall Ross

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Pharo for develops solutions for resilience to disasters and climate change. Visualizations are important in this area. They use Pharo for that as this picture shows.


RDBMS support survey for Pharo

Read about the results.

Friday, December 18, 2015


Cog 64-bit Spur VM progress

Now Eliot Miranda has Cog 64-bit Spur x64 VM evaluating 3+4 correctly on Mac OS X.
Very nice!


TinyBlog with Pharo

A new tutorial on building a blog with Pharo - so far only in french.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Another video on Pharo MacroRecorder

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Douglas Crockford on Smalltalk

"Smalltalk is the best designed programming lang in the history of programming languages."

I agree and that is the reason for this blog.


OopluCon 2016 - A Day for the Smalltalk Programming Language and its Friends

A Day for the Smalltalk Programming Language and its Friends: Sunday 10 April 2016 8am - 4pm in San Francisco, USA.

Monday, December 14, 2015


Pharo: Migration to Spur VM

Pharo community is preparing the transition to Spur VM. Exciting times to get an even faster MIT licensed open source full object oriented system. Some more infos here.

Saturday, December 12, 2015


Pharo full-time engineer(s)

Want to work as Pharo engineer, then look at these job descriptions:

 - Pharo Engineer, Infrastructure
 - Pharo Engineer, IoT

Friday, December 11, 2015


Next steps in a keyboard driven Smalltalk IDE

new video on Vimeo.



CableExpertise - another new online Software with Pharo inside. This time for monitoring IP & HFC-Networks

Wednesday, December 09, 2015


PharoDays 2016

PharoDays 2016 in Belgium.



There is a product called "Collphir" based on Smalltalk. It is developed in Cologne in Germany and they are looking for Smalltalk developers. I like the ballon on the page

Tuesday, December 08, 2015


Smalltalk Advents Calendar 2015

There is a japanese Smalltalk Advents Calendar.

Monday, December 07, 2015


Material Design Lite

for Seaside is avilable. You can now style your seaside application to look like Google MDL.

Sunday, December 06, 2015


Singleton variations in Pharo

explained in a blog post.

Saturday, December 05, 2015


Pharocloud OS

Mike published his build scripts to package Pharo application as a bootable ISO:

This was used as a base for PharoNOS.

Friday, December 04, 2015


What if Clippy Would Criticize Your Code?

New slides about the Quality assistent tool in Pharo. Nice!


Pharo macro recorder

MacroRecorder, a tool to provide support for composing custom transformations in Pharo. The developer can record a sequence of code transformations and then replay this sequence in other similar code locations. Load it from catalog browser in Pharo 5.

Read more and check out the video:

Tuesday, December 01, 2015


Remote debugger in Pharo for Pharo (progress)

Remote systems exploration with the existing tools in Pharo. Work in progress but already nice to read about it and look at the initial results:


VA Smalltalk 8.6.2

is now available.

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