Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Cog VMs

Eliot provides the next round of Cog virtual machines.

Tropo - Calling Smalltalk

You look for a way that users can interact with your smalltalk application using their telephones or SMS messages. Then check out the Tropo project (written by Paul DeBruicker) from which is a Pharo interface to

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bootstrapping Squeak

In Smalltalk you typically work in an image where all the objects live and can be changed. So an image is an object memory snapshot that is maintained over time and that includes new and old objects (some of them may date back to ST-80 times).

Yoshiki Ohshima was playing with John's MicroSqueak and created a bootstrap Compiler - a first step to (re)create a Squeak image from simple "text files".

More about it here and in the README.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Seaside remote Server

Dmitri Zagidulin will describe a remote server setup based on Ubuntu, Pharo and Seaside. Lets see how this compares to my own server setups using the same technologies. Will follow his blog and this post is a reminder.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Seaside - Why Should You Care?

Julians talk from 2010 on "Seaside - Why Should You Care?" is online. It starts in french but then he switches to english.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010

Pharo and ODBC

You often have to access existing databases when you develop an application. One way is to use ODBC. I created a small small screencast to show you how:

It uses SQLite3 (a tiny database implemented in a shared library) as example - but you can access any ODBC compatible database (Oracle, DB2, MySQL, MSSQL, ...) if you use the appropriate database driver.

Its my first contribution to Pharocasts and I hope to do more if time permits. Thanks to Laurent for all the support and postprocessing of the recorded video.