Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ARM Cog fires up

Interesting to hear from Tim that he managed to compile a Cog virtual machine for ARM. Still work in progress but step by step we will get a fast Squeak and Pharo Cog VM for ARM architecture.


IntelliJ icons in Pharo

Eye candy IntelliJ icons in Pharo are available now. Read more here. If you are on Pharo 4.0 you can download the package from Config browser and then use the settings to switch to this new icon theme.

An Object-Oriented Approach To Algebra System Design

The PDF is here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CORMAS CI job on pharo-contribution

CORMAS - an agent-based simulation framework is currently ported to Pharo.

As of today it is available as a new CORMAS CI job on the continuous integration server (pharo-contribution CI) which is green now as well!

Kendrick on CI

Kendrick is a Domain-Specific Language and Simulation Plaform for mathematical epidemiology modeling.

The Kendrick project now since today has a Kendrick CI job on the pharo-contribution CI server and runs on Pharo 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 with all tests green.

This also means you can easily download it using PharoLauncher.

Dr. Geo (once more)

Exploring a Postgres database with the GTInspector

The video shows a demo of exploring a Postgres DB using the GTInspector. The session includes exploration, SQL querying, creating a chart, and extending the inspector:


QualityAssistant v0.4

is ready.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Roll is a simple repl for Pharo. Check out the project on STHub.

Aconcagua AddOns

Sean provides some new extensions to Aconcagua. Aconcagua provides a model that represents measures as first class objects.

SqueakSSL moved + Fixes

If you use the SqueakSSL plugin there are some changes: moved to

There are also some fixes to the SqueakSSL Plugin:
 - Levente Uzonyi's patches to the Linux version
 - Marcel Taeumel and Tobias Pape ported this to the OS X and Windows version as well

They also provide new binaries. Read more.

CampSmalltalk Nanaimo 2015

 coming up real soon. Read more.

Tekka - Japanese character input system on Pharo/Squeak

Tekka is a modeless Japanese character input system on Pharo / Squeak systems. You can type a Japanese word in a plain alphabet, and then press cmd-j to convert it to Japanese characters using SKK dictionary.

Project (and more demos) are on SmalltalkHub.


A chapter on TinyChat in Pharo.

Article about Pharo on

"Sortie de Pharo et de son environnement de développement en version 4.0" on

VariableTracker in Pharo

VariableTracker is a tool used to collect and analyze information about variables being written during run time in Pharo. It is described in the Bachelor Thesis "Evaluating the dynamic behavior ofSmalltalk applications" by author Roger Stebler (click here for PDF)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Development on Pharo 5.0 started

Directly after Pharo 4.0 was released this week the development on Pharo 5.0 started:

Feel free to help shaping the future and also make Pharo 5.0 a successful release.

Pharo 4.0 is in the news

The new Pharo 4.0 release is in the news:

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Graphs on Maps

Need to map charts and graphs on top of a geographical maps? Then read here and look at the screenshot.